Water quality in India - Scoping workshop

River Ganges at Haridwar

17-18 November 2016
Dehli, India

 This event has now closed 

NERC and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) invited applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop with the Indian Department of Science & Technology (DST), in Delhi on 17-18 November 2016. Over two days the aims of the workshop were:

  1. To define the scope of a potential new UK/India interdisciplinary programme focused on research contributing to improved water quality, and through this support the economic development and welfare of India.
  2. To facilitate links between the UK and Indian research communities in the area of water quality research.

Applications from researchers working in the fields of water quality, water engineering and related disciplines were welcome. It was expected that approximately 20 participants from across the NERC and EPSRC research communities would be invited. NERC and EPSRC ensured a balance of different disciplines/expertise and the number of attendees from the same institution.

DST invited India based researchers to participate in this joint workshop.

Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses for UK participants attending the workshop were covered.

For further information please see the document below:

Call for participants (PDF, 121KB)

The deadline for applications was 16:00 (BST) 16 September 2016. Invited participants were notified in the week commencing 19 September 2016.

The event

Presentations from the event are available below and a report will be made available here in due course.

UK-India water quality scoping report (PDF, 390KB)

RCUK-India research partnership (PDF, 1.6MB)

Background and overview of the aims and objectives of the meeting (PDF, 254KB)

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (PDF, 1.3MB)

Central pollution control board (PDF, 1.9MB)

Examples of water quality research interventions in India (PDF, 3.7MB)

Overview of UK water quality interests (PDF, 913KB)


For further details please contact:

Michelle Truman
07738 121108

Ruqaiyah Patel
01793 444029