India-UK Water Security Capability Exchange Initiative

In early 2016, the UK is inviting a delegation of 10 senior water managers and decision makers to take part in a high level capability exchange initiative to share knowledge on water security and the Ganges clean-up. A seven day visit to the UK is planned for 13-20 February 2016 and a progressive and informative agenda has been developed, bringing together UK key policymakers, regulators, researchers and water industry specialists to engage with Indian counterparts. The visit aims to promote direct engagement between UK and Indian water planners and implementers, so as to exchange knowledge on governance and regulation, science and innovation, and UK water sector capability. This initiative was announced in the joint statement between the UK and India following Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Cameron’s meeting in London in November 2015.

The visit is being coordinated by the UK Water Partnership and funded by a number of UK organisations, including major contributions from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scottish Government and Natural Environment Research Council. Plans for each of the workshop days are currently being developed.

If you would like to discuss the event further and explore the opportunities it may provide for your organisation, please contact the project manager, Dr Harry Dixon at the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ([email protected]).