Water Lilies

The aim of the India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) is to promote cooperation and collaboration between NERC-MoES water security research in order to establish a platform for, and legacy of, long-term partnerships and dialogue between Indian and UK water researchers, water policy-makers and water businesses.


The India-UK Water Centre is inviting proposals from members of its Open Network of Water Scientists to organize and run a workshop. Funding is available to support water scientists, based in India and the UK, in convening one of two Workshops, either:
  • in India during the period 1st February, 2019 – 30th April, 2019; OR
  • in the UK during the period 1st May, 2019 – 31st July, 2019.
Call opens : 07th August 2018
Call close : 17th September 2018
The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from members of its Open Network of Water Scientists to participate in its first set of Grassroots Field Exposure Sessions (GFES).The IUKWC will be holding two GFES between 10th – 15th December 2018; the specific themes include:

GFES Session 1: Managing and monitoring agricultural water demand

GFES Session 2: Water Quality – Source Protection; Focus on Arsenic and Fluoride in groundwater together with the management of industrial pollution in West Bengal, India

The deadline for submission of applications is 25th August 2018.

Community News

India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti report water-crisis

India is suffering from 'the worst water crisis' in its history with about 60 crore people facing high to extreme water stress and about two lakh people dying every year due to inadequate access to safe water, Niti Aayog said in a report today.

The report, titled 'Composite Water Management Index' released by Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari, further said the crisis is only going to get worse."By 2030, the country's water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people and an eventual 6 per cent loss in the country's GDP," the report noted. For more details, click here

Indo-UK workshop on monitoring and analysis strategies for anthropogenic pollutants in environmental and waste waters community news-indo-uk-workshop

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be holding a four day workshop on the above theme at the Royal Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India on 12-15 November 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Richard Allan (JHI, UK), Dr Priyanka Jamwal (ATREE, India and Prof Gary Fones (University of Portsmouth, UK) and will have contributions from leading researchers from the UK and India (Prof M.S. Mohan Kumar [IISc, Bangalore], Prof Ligy Philip [IIT, Madras], Dr Anthony Gravell [Natural Resources Wales], Prof Graham Mills [University of Portsmouth] and Dr Ian Barnabas [Northumbrian Water].

We are inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and India to apply to attend this workshop. All economy flights and reasonable accommodation expenses will be covered.
Application deadline for applications is Friday, 20th July 2018
Disciplines Environmental Science; Environmental Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Water Quality Regulation and Monitoring
Workshop Dates: 12 to 15 November 2018
Venue:Royal Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India
More details can be found here