User Engagement Initiatives

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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

The members of the IUKWC Open Network and stakeholders of India–UK water security sector are invited to participate in development of the IUKWC User Engagement Initiative-1 (UEI-1) to engage priority stakeholders in decision making and technological improvements in the India–UK water security sector. The User Engagement Initiatives at IUKWC are mainly focused at translating the results of India-UK science into policy/operational practice. These initiatives are designed to bring together scientists, policy makers and stakeholders like regulators, commercial companies, grass-root communities, etc. to support either:

a) the translation and communication of India-UK water security science to users
b) collect input on stakeholder needs for future research and innovation.

IUKWC plans to design its first UEI (UEI-1) based on feedback from the members of its ‘Open Network of India-UK Water Scientists’. An online poll is being 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. Please help - take the survey here.