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Dixon H - UEI Day 1 - Kochi Jan18

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Dixon H - UEI Day 1 - Kochi Jan18

  1. 1. Dr Harry Dixon IUKWC Coordinator, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management User Engagement Initiative 23 – 25 January 2018 Kochi, Kerala, India Introduction to IUKWC User Engagement Initiatives
  2. 2. Past IUKWC Activities - Science Workshops Developing Hydro climatic services for Water Security (Pune, India – Nov/Dec 2016) • Focused on climate information and tools for water management • Identified knowledge/data gaps and opportunities for future collaboration • Enhanced links between scientists and end users of hydro-climatic services Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management (Stirling, UK - Jun 2017) • Explored the state of the art in Earth Observation (EO) capability and data products for freshwater monitoring • Considered practical applications, for example to improve water quantity and quality monitoring for water supply, agriculture and aquaculture • Identified synergies and opportunities to develop and exploit EO capability for effective early warning of freshwaters Workshop reports and briefs published on IUKWC website
  3. 3. Past IUKWC Activities - Researcher Exchange Schemes India to UK • Ecosystems Services Assessment and its Implementation in UK • Quantifying resilience of water infrastructure to extreme precipitation events in urban areas • Understanding the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus to Design Technology and Policy Approaches for Enhanced Adaption to Climate Change in India UK to India • Consolidating Learning about Stakeholder Engagement across Research and Practice: Toward the Development of Hydro-climatic Services • The use of passive sampling devices to improve the monitoring of anthropogenic pollutants in river catchments in India Exchange reports and briefs published on IUKWC website
  4. 4. Past IUKWC Activities – Pump Priming Projects Project 1 • Ways of optimising new hydro-climatic services for stakeholders Project 2 • Current opportunities and challenges in developing hydro- climatic services in the Himalayas Project 3 • Synergistic utilisation of EO-based soil moisture observations: Applications in the UK and India
  5. 5. However, it is not all about new research ideas and collaborations! While individual projects have got better at engaging users during their work, a significant divide remains between research scientists and stakeholders Co-design Co-delivery Assisting adoption
  6. 6. “Knowledge exchange conferences targeted towards specific stakeholders to present the latest in water security science and technology” • Focus on translating the results of current and past India-UK science into policy/operational practice; • Designed to bring together scientists with policy makers, regulators or commercial companies to support: a) the translation and communication of India-UK water science to users; b) the collection ideas from stakeholders about where research outputs could be useful and further extensions or innovations which are needed to translate research into operational/policy use. User Engagement Initiatives
  7. 7. • Online Poll amongst IUKWC Open Network of India-UK Water Scientists to: Community Designed Events 1. Select theme; 2. Prioritise target stakeholders; 3. Identify expected outputs; 4. Help design the agenda.
  8. 8. “Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management for Regional Water Policy and Management Bodies”
  9. 9. Aim of the Workshop To present outputs of joint India-UK water security research to state government stakeholders from across southern Indian states, with a view to helping improve: • Water supply and management monitoring; • Water quality monitoring; • Ecotourism and biodiversity monitoring; • Water for agriculture & irrigation monitoring.
  10. 10. Day 1: Joint India-UK water security research - Talks by scientists and Q&A Day 2: Stakeholder centric: Current freshwater monitoring methods used and sector specific gaps perceived in different aspects of state level freshwater monitoring Case study visit: Vembanad Lake Day 3: Participatory group & plenary discussions: • Potential uses of previous UK-India joint research in the sector • Impact of using new science • Further collaboration between researchers and stakeholders needed to enable the sector to make use of the science • Best way to achieve the above needs Workshop Structure
  11. 11. Any questions?
  12. 12. Dr Harry Dixon IUKWC Coordinator, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management User Engagement Initiative 23 – 25 January 2018 Kochi, Kerala, India Introduction to Day 1
  13. 13. Aim: To demonstrate the outputs of previous joint India-UK water science research Format: Expert talks: 35mins/presenter (25 mins presentation +10 mins discussion) Four Sessions: 1. Water quality: Monitoring Pollution & Treatment 2. Irrigation - Monitoring availability and consumption 3. Monitoring Aquatic Ecosystems & biodiversity 4. Water provision: monitoring supply & consumption Demo of SALTMED Model Workshop Dinner (Riviera Suites, 20.00-21.30) Day 1
  14. 14. Joint India-UK Water Science – some background
  15. 15. Today’s focus is mainly on research funded jointly by the Natural Environment Research Council and Ministry of Earth Sciences However, others have funded/currently fund joint India-UK water science collaborations including:
  16. 16. Natural Environment Research Council NERC fund excellent, peer-reviewed environmental science that helps: • understand and predict how our planet works • manage our environment responsibly • Meet society’s needs: – Benefiting from natural resources – Resilience to environmental hazards – Managing environmental change
  17. 17. NERC Support • 3,000 scientists and 1,000 PhD students • 1,000 research projects and 60 UK or international programmes • 55 universities and 20 research institutes • UK national capability: 4 ships, 7 aircraft, 6 polar stations, 6 data centres, 32 community facilities
  18. 18. Partnership with MoES • Scientific and technical collaboration in natural environmental research including meteorology, climate variability and change, oceanography, hydrology, natural hazards and biodiversity. • Four joint programmes: • Changing Water Cycle (2010-17) • Sustaining Water Resources for Food, Energy & Ecosystem Services (2015-19) • Drivers of Variability in the South Asian Monsoon (2013-17) • Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in an Indian Megacity (2014-20)
  19. 19. • India-UK Water Quality programme funded by Dept. of Science & Technology (DST), NERC and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) • 2017-2021 • Eight collaborative research projects India-UK Water Quality
  20. 20. ….and many more! Extensive and growing collaboration in water science area
  21. 21. RCUK India Office – New Delhi
  22. 22. Water quality: Monitoring Pollution & Treatment Session 1
  23. 23. Richard Allan James Hutton Institute Developing strategies for delivery of sustainable safe drinking water in rural communities
  24. 24. Day 1: 23rd January 2018 Session 1: Water quality: Monitoring Pollution & Treatment 9.20 – 9.55: Gopal Krishan, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee Goundwater quality monitoring in northwest India 9.55 – 10.30: Gary Fones, University of Portsmouth The use of passive sampling devices to improve the monitoring of anthropogenic pollutants in river catchments in India 10.30 – 11.05: E.V. Ramasamy, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala Microplastics: An Emerging contaminant - polluting water bodies - less studied in India
  25. 25. Irrigation - Monitoring Availability and Consumption Session 2
  26. 26. Session 2: Irrigation - Monitoring availability and consumption 11.25 – 12.00: K.S.H.Prasad, IIT Roorkee Deep Percolation from Water Intensive Irrigated Crops 12.00 – 12.35: Dr. Ragab, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Increasing Water Use Efficiency and Productivity using new technologies 12.35 – 13.10: Mr. Sunil Kumar, National Water Academy Emerging Concepts of Irrigation Water Management & its Suitability in Southern Indian States Day 1: 23rd January 2018
  27. 27. Monitoring Aquatic Ecosystems & Biodiversity Session 3
  28. 28. Session 3: Monitoring Aquatic Ecosystems & biodiversity 14.10 – 14.40: Anas Abdulaziz National Institute of Oceanography, Kochi Water quality of Vembanad Lake: A proposed case study using remote sensing, modeling and in situ observations 14.40 – 15.15: Andrew Tyler, Stirling University Exploiting EO capability to monitor status and change in the quality of freshwater environments 15.15 – 15.50: Jagadish krishnaswamy, ATREE Future of India's rivers: Challenges and Opportunities Day 1: 23rd January 2018
  29. 29. Water Provision: Monitoring Supply & Consumption Session 4
  30. 30. Session 4: Water provision: monitoring supply & consumption 16.10 – 16.45: Prof. Mohan Kumar, IISC Integrated Urban Water Management 16.45 – 17.20: Andrew Mckenzie, British Geological Survey Groundwater and water resources – UK India collaborations under the Newton Bhaba initiative. Demo of SALTMED Model : 17.20 – 18.20 Dr. R. Ragab Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ---------------End of day 1------------- Day 1: 23rd January 2018
  31. 31. Promoting cooperation and collaboration between Indian and UK water researchers, water policy-makers and water businesses More information available via:

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