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WISE CDT Student visits Bangalore Research Institutes

WISE CDT Postgraduate researcher James Webber has recently visited the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on a two week research exchange. This visit is the latest in a series of exchanges between the IISc and University of Exeter and demonstrates the growing collaboration between the two institutions.

Whilst in Bangalore James was introduced to the research taking place in the Civil Engineering department at IISc. Research at the institute represents efforts on the cutting edge of water science and engineering, with emphasis on translating studies into practical application to address water resource issues in India and across the globe. In particular the Institute is focusing research on managing India’s groundwater stressed regions, improving water distribution networks through smart metering and managing surface water floods during intense rainfall.

During his visit James was able to present and discuss his own work on surface water flooding, drawing some parallels with some of the studies at the centre and entering early discussions about future collaboration between himself and the IISc. This visit presented a fantastic opportunity to further his own work and expand his understanding of water management issues into a more global context.

James would like to thank the British Council and the Department of Science and Technology, India for providing funding and the staff at Exeter and IISc who organised his time in Bangalore. Particular mention goes to Professor Pradeep Mujumdar, Chandra Rupa & Vijitha Babu (IISc) and Dr Guangtao Fu (University of Exeter) for taking the lead on securing funding and planning the trip.

Date: 6 May 2016

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