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0.1 IUKWC Workshop Freshwater EO - Harry Dixon Introduction - Jun17


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

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0.1 IUKWC Workshop Freshwater EO - Harry Dixon Introduction - Jun17

  1. 1. Dr Harry Dixon IUKWC Coordinator, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Enhancing Freshwater Monitoring Through Earth Observation Workshop 19 – 21 June 2017, Stirling The India-UK Water Centre
  2. 2. A Natural Environment Research Council and Ministry of Earth Sciences funded virtual joint centre. Hosted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  3. 3. The Centre aims to support the development of the sustained and meaningful interdisciplinary UK-India partnerships needed to deliver collaborative water resources research
  4. 4. Functions of the Centre •Research Community •Stakeholder Community Engaging the Community •Science Workshops •Researcher Exchange Schemes Facilitating Partnerships •User Engagement Initiatives Enhancing Knowledge Exchange •Pump Priming Projects Supporting Future Collaboration
  5. 5. 5 Cross-sectoral Themes Developing hydro-climatic services to support water security Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus Using new scientific knowledge to help stakeholders set objectives for freshwater management Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management Transforming science into catchment management solutions
  6. 6. • Join the Open Network of India- UK Water Scientists • Respond to calls to take part in science workshops • Submit a proposal under the bi- annual calls for activity funding • Join the online conversation via the webinars and online discussion forum How to get involved
  7. 7. • First webinar held on Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Services in India (12th June). • Online discussion forum launched as a place to share ideas and information on events/outputs, or seek help from the Community. • All free to join/use as a registered Open Network Member. Online Discussions