Centre Staff

The India-UK Water Centre is hosted jointly by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology with staff based in both the UK and India. The current IUKWC team includes the following members of staff. 

Dr Harry Dixon - Centre Co-ordinator

Harry is the UK co-coordinator of the India-UK Water Centre.  Harry leads the Water Resource Assessment Group at CEH and is a hydrologist with experience of UK and international science coordination. He is currently the Secretary to the UK Committee for National and International Hydrology, coordinating the UK involvement in the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO and the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme of the WMO.  He co-Chairs the WMO’s Regional Task Team on Data Operations and Management and sits of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Category II Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science. Harry’s research interests revolve around surface water monitoring and untill 2016, he was Head of the UK National River Flow Archive.

Dr Atul Kumar Sahai - Centre Co-ordinator

Atul is a senior scientist working in the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. He has extensive research experience in the field of monsoon meteorology, monsoon hydrology, operational forecasts on various time scales and impact of climate change over the Indian subcontinent. Presently he is working as the Project Director of the National Monsoon Mission- an international project funded by the Government of India. Recently he has served as the Chief Project Scientist for the national facility of High Performance Computing at IITM.

Anita Jobson - Project Manager

Anita is Science Coordinator for Water and Pollution Science at CEH with a background in plant eco-physiology. She is APMP (Association for Project Management) qualified and her role involves overseeing and supporting senior scientists and Directors in delivering a portfolio of research activity; input into strategic plans - particularly international development; reporting on impact, finance and science at an organisational level; providing secretariat to Board-level meetings; and delivery of facilitated science workshops

Priya Joshi - Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Priya is the Stakeholder Engagement Manger for the India-UK Water Centre based at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology-Pune and has a background in forestry, climate change and social sciences. Her role involves bridging the gap between the India-UK research community and Indian water stakeholder community. She is involved in managing Indo-UK Government Relations and coordinating between the Management Board and other internal stakeholders; developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate stakeholder engagement and outreach plans and processes to ensure consistent and effective communication with other stakeholders.

Dr Carol Diffenthal - Project Administrator

Carol is the Science Coordinator Programme Officer at CEH with a background in riverine and estuarine archaeological geophysics.  Her role involves working closely with CEH’s Science Coordinators to support CEH Directors, senior scientists and external partners.