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Announcements / Commonwealth PhD Scholarships
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:05:18 PM »
Dear all


Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Scholarships are offered under six themes:

1) Science and technology for development
2) Strengthening health systems and capacity
3) Promoting global prosperity
4) Strengthening global peace, security and governance
5) Strengthening resilience and response to crises
6) Access, inclusion and opportunity

All applications must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 19 December 2018 at the latest

For more details

Announcements / Post-Doc position
« on: October 23, 2018, 12:45:46 PM »
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Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University.  These positions will support collaborative research between Purdue University and the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Energy, Water, and the Environment in Arequipa, Peru.  Application review will begin immediately with appointments starting as early as January 2019.  Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.

Position 1: The successful candidate will quantify groundwater - surface water interactions across spatial scales in the Arequipa region of Peru extending from the Coropuna Ice Cap to basin agricultural regions.  Candidates with experience in the analysis of stable isotopes, age-dating isotopes, and aqueous geochemistry are preferred.  Candidates should contact Lisa Welp ( or Marty Frisbee ( for more information.

Position 2: The successful candidate will investigate sources of nitrate and sulfate aerosol pollution in the atmosphere and coordinate a regional rain sampling network to better understand atmospheric processes in the Arequipa region of Peru.  Candidates with experience in the analysis of stable isotope tracers, atmospheric transport modeling, or geospatial data analysis are preferred.  Candidates should contact Lisa Welp or Greg Michalski ( for more information.

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Last date for application: 28 October 2018

Announcements / DST Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)
« on: October 20, 2018, 08:27:00 PM »
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Under Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B), proposals are invited from women scientists and technologists who wish to utilize their scientific knowledge and temperament for the benefit of society.

WOS-B focuses on projects leading to S&T based solutions of societal issues & challenges for social benefits. Such projects should deliver possible solutions by way of development of viable technology/technique and/or lab-to-land technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up.

The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years. Basic research proposals
will not be entertained under WOS-B.

Thematic Areas in which proposals could be submitted (indicative only):

Agriculture and Allied Sciences (AAS)
Health, Food and Nutrition (HFN)
Engineering and Technology Development (ETD)


Women having qualifications in science & technology areas and in the age group of 27-57 years with break in their career but interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are eligible to apply. Women working as regular/permanent employees are not eligible to apply in this scheme.


The fellowship amount under the scheme is:

Rs. 55,000/- per month (pm) for Ph.D. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.30 lakh)
Rs. 40,000/- pm for M.Phil./M.Tech or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.25 lakh)
Rs. 30,000/- pm for M.Sc. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.20 lakh).
Total project cost includes above fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), consumables, travel, contingencies and minor equipments but excluding overheads.

Last date for proposal submission November 5, 2018

For more details, visit

Dear Friends

Department of Applied Mechanics and hydraulics, NITK will be organizing 5 day GIAN course titled " Approaches and Tools for Sensitivity Analysis of Earth and Environmental Systems Models" during 19th to 23rd November, 2018. Please consider to apply if it is relevant to your area of interest or work. For more information please find the below link to course brochure

Study material / Machine Learning study materials
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
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Some useful study materials for machine learning is available at

Announcements / PhD Position
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:07:24 AM »
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Three well-paid and exciting PhD projects are available within the Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Group, University of Melbourne.

1) Modelling shoreline vegetation to inform operations of Lake Victoria, NSW.

2) Understanding and managing climate risks to waterway health in unregulated river systems.

3) Improving flow-ecology models to improve environmental water management in a changing climate.

Last date by 29th July 2018

Announcements / NITK-Temporary Faculty Position for ODD Sem_2018-19
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:35:39 PM »
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Appointment of Temporary Faculty on semester basis in various departments will be held on 13th July, 2018 (friday) in the Institute premises. Eligibility is Ph.D/ M.E./ M.Tech Degree.
For more details:

Announcements / Position: Project Assistant
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:23:48 PM »
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Three project scientist/assistant positions available at Prof. Dhanya's research group (IIT Delhi) ( Highly motivated students with good research aptitude and knowledge in hydrological modeling, stochastic hydrology, mathematical modeling are encouraged to apply. Prefer ME/M.Tech degree (in Water Resources Engg./Agricultural) holders. Mail to with their CV and Skype ID, as early as possible.

Dear all


Call for proposals under this scheme will be open from 1st May to 30th June, 2018. Eligible researchers are encouraged to submit their proposals through online system (

To know more about the scheme, kindly visit the link below:

Dear All


All authors of the papers accepted for the conference will be given the opportunity to publish their work in supporting journals.

The conference will be supported by the following journals:

Conference details:

International conference on sustainable water resources - Innovation and Impacts?, 6 - 8 Sep 2018 at VIT, Vellore, India

Abstract Submission Closes           30th April, 2018
Full Paper Submission Closes   30th July, 2018
Early Bird Registration Begins   1st June, 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes   5th August, 2018
Regular Registration Closes           30th August, 2018

For more details:

Data / MOSDAC - Satellite based weather data and information services
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:09:57 AM »
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MOSDAC - the Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Centre is a data repository for the missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Government of India, dealing with meteorology, oceanography and tropical water cycles. Data acquired from missions is disseminated in near real time from Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad through the MOSDAC web site. Various in-situ and satellite data are also available through this site.

Announcements / FREEWAT - Remote training
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:44:25 AM »
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FREEWAT ( is a free and open source, QGIS integrated platform for the simulation of groundwater flow dynamics and related processes (interaction between ground- and surface-water, solute transport, density-dependent flow, water management in agriculture, sensitivity analysis and model calibration).

The FREEWAT platform integrates simulation codes belonging to the USGS family (e.g., MODFLOW, MT3DMS, SEAWAT, UCODE), along with tools for data pre-processing and post-processing of model results.

The training activities will consist in a set of FREEWAT tutorials to be performed individually. It is planned to be run between March 5th and June 3rd, 2018. Practically, the team will ask you and support you in performing one tutorial every 15 days, for about 13 weeks and a total of 50 hours of estimated commitment. During the whole period they will support you by email or skype means.

Please, notice that the FREEWAT platform, along with User manuals, tutorials and data, can be freely downloaded through this webpage.

The full training schedule is provided here.

If you wish to take part to this remote training, please register through this link within March 4th, 2018, h. 1:00 PM.

At the end of the training period, they will provide a certificate if required.

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