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The IUKWC supports the translation and communication of outcomes from India-UK water research to users via directed User Engagement Initiatives. These initiatives focus on translating the results of India-UK science into policy/operational practice and are designed to bring together scientists with policy makers, regulators or commercial companies to support either: a) the translation and communication of India-UK water security science to users or b) collect input on stakeholder needs for future research and innovation.

User Engagement Initiatives may take the form of one-day knowledge exchange conferences or more targeted stakeholder missions by a small number of scientists to present scientific outputs to a specific organisation.  Topics for these initiatives are directed by the IUKWC and usually build upon the outputs of a Workshop/Researcher Exchange or a specific request from the User Community. All User Engagement Initiatives should comprise at least one UK and one Indian collaborator as Activity Leads.

User Engagement Initiative -1

IUKWC planned on utilising feedback from the members of its ‘Open Network of India-UK Water Scientists’ to plan its first UEI. An online poll was conducted amongst the IUKWC Open Network Members to identify a theme and the category of stakeholders which will form the focus of the first User Engagement Initiative.

Winning Theme: Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management

Winning Stakeholder Category: Regional Water Policy and Management Bodies.

A detailed report on the results of the survey can be found here.