Workshop Agenda (19-21 Jun 2017) and Links to Materials

Other presentations and materials will be published here as they become available.

Welcome Addresses and About the Launch of the IUKWC 

0.1         Welcome and Introduction to the IUKWC aims and functions - Harry Dixon (IUKWC Coordinator, CEH)

0.2         Overview of IUKWC activities - Atul Sahai (IUKWC Coordinator, IITM)

0.3         India-UK joint research activities - Ruth Kelman (NERC)

0.4         Objectives and Opportunities - Andrew Tyler (Head of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling)


Session 1: Current Challenges, Needs and Best Monitoring Practice 


1.1         Overview of Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring in the UK - Laurence Carvalho (Head of the Freshwater Ecology Group, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)

1.2         Water Quality Monitoring Issues of Rivers in Uttarakhand - Jyothi  Prasad (G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar)

 1.3         Challenges for global water quality monitoring and assessment in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goal for Water, SDG 6 Deborah Chapman (Director UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road, Cork)


Session 2: Current research and applications of EO data in freshwater monitoring


2.1         Water quality monitoring and surveillance in rural India: An update Pawan Kumar Labhasetwar (CSIR-NEERI, Hagpur, India)             

2.2         State of Art in EO of Inland Waters: a UK perspective - Andrew Tyler (University of Stirling)

2.3         Example Challenge: Vembanad Lake of Kerala: Stresses and potential solution - Shubha Sathyendranath (Head of Remote Sensing and Marine Optics at Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

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Session 3: Challenges and Solutions

Challenges include: include water quality/quantity, groundwater (SMOS), characterising catchment change, making data available and accessible

3.1  Progress and challenges towards a global near real-time inland water quality observation service - Stefan Simis (PML)

3.2  Retrieving catchment variables to explain changes in lake behaviour: the GloboLakes catchment database.  Mark Cutler (University of Dundee)

3.3  Coherency in lake response to environmental change drivers - Marian Scott (University of Glasgow)

3.4  Remote sensing to estimate the mean discharge of rivers from the Himalayan Foreland. Kumar Gaurav (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal Madhya Pradesh)

3.5  Real-time monitoring of reservoir storage using satellite observations in India - Vimal Mishra (Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar)

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3.6  Reforming fresh water conservation practices by using ‘Earth Observation - Dipanjana Maulik (Government of West Bengal)

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3.7  Monitoring water pollution in the River Ganga: preliminary findings from image spectroscopy. Patrice Carbonneau  (University of Durham)

3.8  Monitoring water pollution in the River Ganga with innovations in airborne remote sensing and drone technology. Rajiv Sinha (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)

3.9  Application of GRACE data, and other earth observation datasets, to understand groundwater resources – examples from Africa and SE Asia.  Helen Bonsor (BGS)

3.10 A case study on Earth's groundwater recharge hotspots based on GRACE observation  Rajib Chattopadhyay (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune)

3.11 Freshwater Lake Mapping and its Volumetric Estimation in the Glaciated Valley of Chhombu in Sikkim Himalayas Using High-Resolution Optical (Sentinel-2 MSI) Imagery. Arindam Chowdhury  North Eastern Hill University, India)

3.12  The field scale soil moisture analysis using COSMOS-India network to explore water resource quantity and quality for water supply, agriculture and aquaculture over the Indian regions. Milind Mujumdar (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology)


At the Lake - Lock Leven

(Day 2) History and Science of Lock Leven - Laurence Carvalho


Breakout Group Discussion

Session 4: Future collaborative opportunities for developing new data products

Overview of Opportunities - Andrew Tyler (Head of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling)

Break out groups:  Facilitated discussion-exploring ways to learn from Indian and UK research and practical experiences

-        Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration

-        SDG relevant products  - those that are observable from space

-        Identifying & adopting best practice EO

-        Strategies for sharing best practice


Session 5: Developing improved frameworks and products for freshwater monitoring

Break out groups:  Facilitated discussion exploring ways of integrating EO data and products into existing freshwater monitoring

-        Exploring gaps and requirements




Some of the Websites mentioned - (see also slides)