GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub---------

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

A reliable and acceptable quantity and quality of water, and managing water-related risks for all is considered by the United Nations to be "the critical determinant of success in achieving most other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".

Water is essential for human life, but also necessary for food and energy security, health and well-being, and prosperous economies. However, some 80% of the world's population live in areas with threats to water security; the impacts of which cost $500bn a year. Progress in meeting SDG6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all), has been slow and in May 2018 the United Nations reported that "The world is not on track to achieve SDG6". Improvements that increase access to water or sanitation are undone by pollution, extreme weather, urbanization, over-abstraction of groundwater, land degradation etc.

This is caused by significant barriers that include: (1) Insufficient data to understand social, cultural, environmental, hydrological processes; (2) Existing service delivery / business models are not fit for purpose - costs are too high, and poor understanding of local priorities leads to inappropriate investments; (3) Water governance is fragmented and communities are engage with, and take responsibility for, water security; (4) Pathways to water security are not adaptable and appropriate to local context and values.

These barriers are inherently systemic, and will require a significant international and interdisciplinary endeavour. The GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub brings together leading researchers from Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Malaysia and the UK. Each international partner will host a Water Collaboratory (collaboration laboratories) which will provide a participatory process, open to all stakeholders, to jointly question, discuss, and construct new ideas to resolve water security issues.

Through developing and demonstrating a systems and capacity building approach to better understand water systems; value all aspects of water; and strengthen water governance we will unlock systemic barriers to achieving water security in practice.

Planned Impact

The UN estimates the annual costs of damage from flooding, inadequate water quality, sanitation, hygiene, and water scarcity to be US$500 billion. Some 2.1 billion people worldwide lack clean accessible water. By 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. The ultimate reach of the Hub's research is potentially huge. However, the main immediate beneficiaries are:
- International agencies (e.g. UN Habitat) who shape international policy, monitor SDGs, manage processes such as the World Water Data Initiative;
- Local and national government responsible for improving water security;
- Local NGOs and community groups who represent local citizens' interests in water security;
- Utilities responsible for designing, operating and maintaining water infrastructure;
- Charities and industry (e.g. Oxfam, Arup) who deliver water projects around the world and also influence policy and practice;
- Investors (e.g. World Bank) who can influence financial policy and unlock funding to enable water security;
- Technology SMEs (e.g. EnviroWatch) who are developing innovative technologies e.g. sensors, that have the potential to transform innovation in the water sector; and,
- Professional bodies and networks (e.g. ISPRS, WATERLAT) who set international standards and connect across entire industries or groups, and are able to disseminate to the groups that they represent.

Impact and collaboration with partners will be managed by a dedicated Impacts and Communication Officer, to ensure we maximise opportunities and reach. An International Advisory Board, chaired by Prof. Leo Heller (UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation), with representatives from key end users will help to steer the research and enhance dissemination and uptake.

Our Pathways to Impact and Theory of Change have been developed in consultation with our project partners, and are organised around five impact priorities:
1. Leading an integrated agenda for Water Security in partner countries through our Water Collaboratories.
2. Catalysing change, building partnerships and international cooperation - to unlock investment and improve integrated water management.
3. Accelerating innovation in water security policy and practice - working with businesses to speed up knowledge transfer.
4. Interdisciplinary research leadership in Water Security - adding value to other international research, and helping to sustain a healthy global research base.
5. Advocacy and education - raising awareness of, and support to tackle, water security issues.

Our Collaboratories provide a key vehicle for impact as they convene relevant water security stakeholders. Over 45 partners have indicated their support for the Hub so far. Through our collaboratories we will build capacity and foster an inclusive approach to water security using mechanisms such as co-creation workshops, capacity building using e.g. serious games, and training in the use of new techniques.
Many of the partners highlighted in their letters of support that their focus on delivery limits their time and opportunities to engage in research. Therefore, a key knowledge transfer mechanism will be to embed researchers into partner organisations on long term secondments. This provides both the skills and time to create strong, long lasting, partnerships and build long term capacity.

A regular newsletter, public website, twitter, blog, webinars, stakeholder day at our annual assembly, and other mechanisms will provide regular updates to our project partners. We will also present our work at international conferences, hosting side events and sessions where possible. The Hub will hold a one off conference in its final year to showcase and disseminate our work in depth.

We have a total flexible funding allocation of £3.6m, which can be accessed for impact activities.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Richard Jonathan Dawson (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3158-5868
Cat Button (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2858-9331
Zainura Zainon Noor (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7028-9773
Maggie Roe (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3040-1887
Azmi Aris (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4409-5000
David William Graham (Co-Investigator)
Tena Alamirew Agumassie (Co-Investigator)
Anna Mdee (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8260-1840
Katrina Jane Charles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2236-7589
Alan Nicol (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7237-8825
Taye Alemayehu Hulluka (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9122-9692
Dustin Evan Garrick (Co-Investigator)
Mariela Garcia (Co-Investigator)
Apolinar Figueroa Casas (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3586-8187
Fabian Mendez (Co-Investigator)
PANDURANGI S N RAO (Co-Investigator)
Polly Wilding (Co-Investigator)
Amare Tekle (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5237-9006
Claire Walsh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4047-1216
ZULKIFLI YUSOP (Co-Investigator)
Jon Philip Mills (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5304-7935
Salmiati Salmiati (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8914-4048
Meredith Giordano (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2701-8177
Rakesh Khosa (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2790-9049
Graham Morgan (Co-Investigator)
Ashok Kumar (Co-Investigator)
Mario Alejandro Perez (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2628-2360
Ashvani Kumar Gosain (Co-Investigator)
Pauline Dixon (Co-Investigator)
Weng Wai Choong (Co-Investigator)
Lata Narayanaswamy (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1172-0583
Luis Dario Sánchez Torres (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5173-4440
Dhanya C T (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0206-5193
Barbara Elvy Evans (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9815-3141
David Werner (Co-Investigator)
Miguel R. Peña-Varon (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1192-2134
Cheryl Doss (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8292-3295
Michaela Goodson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6148-135X
Nor Azimah Mohd Zain (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6010-3568
Jim William Hall (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2024-9191
Brian Thomas (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0080-7958
Tom P Curtis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9009-1748
Mark Adam Trigg (Co-Investigator)
Amare Bantider Dagnew (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9619-9306
Robert Adrian Hope (Co-Investigator)
Geoff Parkin (Co-Investigator)
Jaime M. Amezaga (Co-Investigator)
Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2962-1698
Gete Zeleke Eshetu (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6698-2455
Rabidyuti Biswas (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9867-1026

Publications

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Title 20 minute video with research updates from 7 sub-basins of the Upper Cauca River Basin 
Description 20 minute video with research updates from 7 sub-basins of the Upper Cauca River Basin 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact By sharing in detail with the other Collaboratories the work being carried out in Colombia, the aim is to identify areas of collaboration with other researchers in the Hub 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkyU9WH1qKI
 
Title A Tale of Yamuna Short Story (India) 
Description Photo Story titled 'A tale of Yamuna' submitted by Jyoti Sharma and Kamakshi Thapa for Water Science Policy Competition 2022. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Participation in making invisible impacts around and on grounwater visible. Further impacts will be known after the competition results are out. 
 
Title A story of a village Khader in Yamuna Floodplain (India) 
Description Photo Story titled 'A story of a village Khader in Yamuna Floodplain' submitted by Ankush for Water Science Policy Competition 2022. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Participation in making invisible impacts around and on grounwater visible. Further impacts will be known after the competition results are out. 
 
Title Communitary Information System (CIS) (Colombia) 
Description 1.5 minutes video summarizing the importance of information and data management by rural water communities 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Sharing to other commuinities the impact and adventages os CIS 
 
Title Community water management RRF Results (Colombia) 
Description 6 minutes video with the results of the RRF "Challenges and Opportunities of Community water Management in rural areas of the Upper Cauca River Basin during the pandemic". 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact By sharing the findings with the RRF project, public policy reccomendations for community water management were generated. The main reccomendation is to generate a normative and regulatory framework for community water management systems that considers their collective character and also a comprenhensive vision of the basin. 
 
Title Development of the first test module on river bed filtration EMCALI- Pt. 1 and 2 (Colombia) 
Description Informative video of Luis Dario Sánchez, Edgar Quiroga, and others who are spearheading this unique project for water availability in Valle del Cauca 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact More visibility and awareness around this project, which is the first of its kind in Latin America. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOTUHbkzqhU
 
Title El Paso de la Bolsa Rural Museum (Colombia) 
Description Through dialogues around fishing, stories of the practice, agriculture, gastronomy, oral and cultural traditions, it was sought that the voices of all people help to the appropriation of the historical heritage of the territory. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It highlighted the different traditional knowledge of all generations of people in this territory. 
 
Title Institutional videos 
Description Two institutional videos from Fecoser and Acuacol on community water management 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Stakeholder and hub project cooperation for making 2 institutional videos od Fecoser and Acuacol on community water management 
 
Title Mirroring Groundwater Photo Story (India) 
Description Photo Story titled 'Mirroring Groundwater' submitted by Shambhavi Gupta for Water Science Policy Competition 2022. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Participation in making invisible impacts around and on grounwater visible. Further impacts will be known after the competition results are out. 
 
Title PSE Infographic (Colombia) 
Description The infographic summarizes the main factors that influenced the implementation of 5 payment programs for water environmental services in the Municipality of Cali, Colombia. The research was led by Paola Arias Arévalo and Nicol Pachecho Valdés, both researchers from the WS 4 Values of the Colombian Hub. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It highlights the integration of plural values and objectives in PES programs, providing support for both sustainable productive projects and community-based organizations, using a participatory and deliberative approach, among others. 
 
Title Stakeholder video in Cauca 
Description 7 minute video about water security from Stakeholders in Cauca 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Sharing amongst other collaboratories to understand perspective of local Caucanos. 
 
Title The Sowing of Water (Colombia) 
Description 2 minute video summarizing the process of "sowing water" in the indigenous reservation of Kisgó in the department of Cauca 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Since the video is in English, it allows for cross-cultural understanding of water conservation practices done in indigenous Andean communities 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw_XNH2K0_8
 
Description The Hub's vision is to enable a step change in water security through developing and demonstrating a systems approach to enable integrated and sustainable water management. This requires integrating research across all aspects of the water cycle and a range of disciplines.

1. Water Collaboratories. We have developed the concept of a Water Collaboratory (collaborative laboratory). This provides a co-creative stakeholder engagement process for solving complex problems. Our Water Collaboratories are inclusive and open to all stakeholders to meet on a basis of mutual respect, to jointly question, discuss, and construct new interdisciplinary ideas to resolve water security issues. Although Collaboratories have formed around this shared principle, each has adapted to the local development context, ambition, culture, and setting thereby ensuring improved uptake of research findings. Participation in the Collaboratories has increased over the years, through new mechanisms (especially those required during COVID) and with new actors, organisations and communities.

2. Systems approach. We have undertaken two iterative phases of systems mapping in all our Collaboratories. This has helped us to identify data and information requirements, gaps in the research programme, facilitate and prioritise interdisciplinary interactions, and help each collaboratory build a shared understanding of what needs to work well to realise water security. We have a further iteration phase planned in Year 5, as work progresses with interventions and decision making, and then intend to release a systems framework 'manual'.

3. Data integration. Systems decisions start with data and information about all aspects of a system, which need to be integrated appropriately to facilitate this. Following an interdisciplinary review of water related data, we have developed a prototype data platform that we are now piloting in our collaboratories. The platform has been designed to host and manage a wide range of different types of data from the water system (including qualitative), be scalable, support visualisation and sharing. We are continuously evaluating this with respect to the need for data gathering in basins (working with observations, citizen science data, remote sensing products and organizational data) and how different types of data can be integrated to aid decision making at different scales.

4. Water security risks. A systems approach to water security requires that risks are assessed consistently, and interactions understood. To date, risks such as flooding, drought, pollution and public health are handled using different approaches by different organisations. We have developed a framework for integrating and managing different water security risks in an integrated manner. Working with all stakeholders we are starting to populate this with our data, modelling and understanding of our case study river basins to identify priority risks or 'hotspots' of risk that can be tackled with particular solutions. Climate change impacts and adaptation features heavily in all our basins. Through a series of external webinars we will produce a 'state of the basins and learning report' in the next six months drawing upon the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

5. Valuing water. Many of the social, environmental and cultural values of water are overlooked - which leads to poor choices about water management (from individual up to catchment scales), limited investment, and failures in water security. We are developing a framework to allow these different values to be reconciled and used to inform decisions. Our collaboratories play a key in this by engaging communities and other stakeholders; new methods and approaches to identifying and celebrating different values of water have been developed and we plan an exhibition of some of these in the coming year. We have developed a set of resources and platform to support participatory methods, processes and training which we host on our website; this continues to grow as the research programme develops.

6. Water governance. Decision-makers sometimes act in ways that are detrimental, rather than beneficial, to overall social welfare and human rights. Many stakeholders, especially communities, are unable to engage with these processes, and take responsibility for, water security. We have undertaken an initial mapping of stakeholder power in our collaboratories. We are developing a Problem-Driven approach, which explicitly embeds questions of power and resource allocation in wider challenges of how to manage supply and demand in water systems, and helps to identify windows of opportunity for change. Each Collaboratory has joined and/or helped to set up locally relevant platforms for water management at all levels. In some cases, even reaching national policy definition. In other cases, bringing together polycentric governance structures that support community voices.
Exploitation Route We are working with partners in our case study regions and from international organisations to help take the research forward. We will continue to update our findings over the course of the project.
Sectors Environment,Other

URL https://www.watersecurityhub.org/
 
Description The Hub is a complex, interdisciplinary, international project, addressing water security and climate change challenges in real systems. Due to ODA cuts and COVID-19 pandemic, we reviewed our Theory of Change and impact pathways, identifying the tangible impacts detailed blow. These impacts speak clearly to SDG6 (Water and Sanitation for all) and contribute towards other SDGs (especially SDG13 Climate Action and SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities). Our Collaboratories are central to emergence of these impacts, facilitating partnerships and creating relationships between researchers, project partners, stakeholders, and communities in both our DAC partner countries and the UK. These are long-term processes that have been challenged by budget cuts, the pandemic, and geopolitical crises (civil disobedience in Colombia and civil war in Ethiopia). As we move into the final two years of the programme with funding restored, we continue to ensure our research is of the highest international standard and tackling global challenges as exemplified by the SDGs, whilst also informed by local needs to realise the potential of the Hub's impact in the countries where we work. 1. Policy The Hub engages with national governments to create a policy environment that supports sustainable economic development with an emphasis on water resource management, water sensitive planning, and climate adaptation strategies. These consultations include National Capital Region Plan, 2041 (India); Master Plan for Delhi, 2041 (India); Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2020 (India); Smallholder Irrigation Development (Ethiopia); Water Sector Transformation 2040 (Malaysia). Our researchers are leading or contributing to working groups that cover Water, Agriculture and Food Security (Ethiopia); Water Resource Management (Ethiopia); Climate Change Adaptation Framework (Malaysia); Malaysia Adaptation Index (Malaysia); Water Security in the Delhi City Knowledge Cluster (India). In Malaysia, the Hub is directly supporting the government to deliver the Twelfth Malaysia Plan at federal and state scale. In Ethiopia, the Hub led the Technical Team designing the 'One Plan One Report' concept that was approved by the Basins High Council. Most notably, our work on risk modelling, which shows how climate change is increasing flood risk and reducing water resources in the Ganges, is now being applied, at the request of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, to address water security in the Delhi NCT region. 2. Capacity UKRI is internationally recognised for investing in innovative future thinking. This funding has enabled the Hub to build capacity within our DAC partner institutions. In Colombia, Miniciencias (the national Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation) approved a second research proposal from Universidad del Cauca that will develop existing work on COVID-19, water security, and bioeconomy. This will enable continued bi-directional research with indigenous and peasant communities, building capacity through recuperating water and land sovereignty. Following the creation of the Centre for Water Studies at SPA New Delhi, researchers created a New Model Curriculum for Bachelor of Planning and Master of Planning for the All India Council for Technical Education. This course embeds water into technical education of India's planning institutions, contributing to the capacity building of future planning professionals. Our water sensitive planning approach is already being implemented by the Agra Development Authority on a greenfield development site of 410 hectares. This is directly predicated on the Hub's work, and we expect to generate long-lasting impact on planning solutions for India's cities. Johor State Water Regulatory Body (BAKAJ) has been deeply engaged in our research from the project's beginnings, a relationship that has generated further funding for co-designed research activities. Our work fills gaps in current knowledge enabling BAKAJ to improve water quality. This directly benefits water users across sectors (domestic, agricultural, industrial) in the basin while contributing to overall ecosystem and environmental health. Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) have a long-standing relationship with Hub researchers, who have trained several AAWSA staff members, including Jemila Mohammed. Jemilia's MSc - jointly supervised by IWMI, Addis Ababa, and Newcastle University - provided the necessary skills to take on the leadership role as Head of Wastewater Quality Control Laboratory on a major World Bank investment in a new laboratory to improve wastewater treatment for Addis Ababa. AAWSA have consequently gathered evidence to understand the link between water pollution, poor sanitation, and water quality in their local context. The Hub was also invited to contribute to a FCDO Briefing on Water Governance, Finance, and Climate Change, highlighting how UK funding is enabling research to address water security. The briefing will be circulated among UK diplomats and partners globally as a mechanism to generate interest in raising water up the diplomatic development agenda. 3. Decision-making At this mid-project point, the Hub's stakeholders are already seeing the benefits of adopting a systems approach to build cross-sectoral capacity, include community voices, and enable integrated water management. Working with Colombian community water supply organisations, our researchers exposed the vulnerability of existing water regulatory frameworks. The resulting policy guidelines, presented at a forum for engaging with the Vice Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Colombia, form the foundation of a comprehensive action plan for the Upper Cauca River Basin that guarantees the human right to water. In Ethiopia, the establishment of a new relationship between the Legedadi reservoir operators and downstream communities who are negatively impacted by the operator's practises has led to exchange of information and early warning notifications and flood risk information to reduce damages caused by reservoir operations. In Malaysia, we are supporting BAKAJ to become the IRBM authority, taking on new responsibilities in the process and representing an early success that enables the integration of research outcomes into policy and practice and provides a model of IRBM that could be adopted by other Malaysian states. 4. Cultural Central to the Hub's impact is the Collaboratory model; a co-creative stakeholder engagement process for solving complex water security problems and conflicts. This has helped stakeholders understand complex socio-ecosystems, recognise interactions between the systems' components and actors, and ultimately create sustainable public policy for water and food security, health, and climate change adaptation. In all our collaboratories, communities are working as citizen scientists to assess water quality and gather data on climate impacts on water variability. From planning to fieldwork and analysis, community members have an active voice in what is done and how information is used. This citizen science programme (i) fills the data gap for risk assessment, (ii) enhances community understanding of their environment; and (iii) better engages communities in discussions about water management to inform adaptation strategies. Community voices are often side-lined or ignored in decision making processes and the validity of citizen science data questioned. Integration of these voices and data into research, policy, and practice marks a success in bringing to light the burden of water insecurity on the socially vulnerable or marginalised, and enabling holistic solutions for equitable decision making. 5. Health and wellbeing Our research is informing practices that will improve the health of citizens. In Colombia, the integration of advanced technology with indigenous and local knowledge enabled a rapid response to COVID-19, which helped indigenous and peasant communities ensure water and food security in rural territories (Misak community and Andean indigenous reservation of Kisgó). Our research has mapped hotspots of COVID-19, accessibility (or not) to water security services, incidence and mortality. This led to development of a Health Vulnerability Index based on evaluation of social and health inequalities and mapping of different social variables by spatial distribution. This enabled our researchers to provide advice on COVID-19 transmission dynamics to the municipality of Cali and the department of Valle, which has enabled agile decision making, to target water security (supply and sanitation) and other interventions, based on the identification of hot spots. In Ethiopia, our research is informing local policy in Addis Ababa, showing that water usage increased during the pandemic increasing disruptions. This is important to understand how water security changes during a pandemic that relies on water and sanitation as a first line of protection, and target investment if needed. These methodologies can be rolled out elsewhere to support COVID-19 or other outbreaks. The continued relationship with AAWSA and provision of training enabled the first ever in-depth survey of microbial water quality, leading to World Bank investment for further analysis of wastewater in the region. This is continuing to be tested and developed in other low- and middle-income countries, as well as in the UK. 6. Gender Since our inception, the Hub has recognised that gender is one of a number of characteristics that intersect to create inequity both within our research team and across our challenge-led goals. Within the research team, we are actively championing the advancement of female early career researchers e.g. by taking on management roles, promotion to senior research roles, leading the early career network, and co-editing the ECR book (accepted for publication in 2024 by International Water Association Publishing). The Hub's capacity to directly address gender inequity and related inequalities has been enhanced by the recruitment of several early-mid career researchers who are reframing our research focus on gender within a framework of intersectionality, and the explicit introduction of feminist ethical perspectives in the Hub's ethics research framework. Members of the Hub contributed a section on the structural gender inequalities of water to the FCDO Briefing Pack.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Environment,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisor of governance-governability processes of the CRC (environmental authority) in the department of Cauca (Colombia)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Improved environmental sustainability
 
Description Advisory council member (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://dda.org.in/pdf/july13/Final%20MPD%202041%20-%20e%20Gazette_%20English.pdf
 
Description Assist in the preparation of the Delhi Master Plan, 2041
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Draft Master Plan of Delhi, 2041 Improved environmental sustainability
URL http://dda.org.in
 
Description Co-lead author on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report to UNEA5 on AMR in the Environment
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The UNEP report on AMR in the Environment is intended to be the benchmark from which all solutions will derive. It espouses a One Health ethos, which states that only integrated solutions that bridge healthcare, agriculture, and environment will solve the global problem of AMR. The report also discusses health and AMR within the context of climate change and environmental sustainability. The report has spawned working groups to develop local National AMR Action Plans, one on which I am involved with in the Philippines.
URL https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/38373/antimicrobial_R.pdf
 
Description Contribution to consultancy services to evaluate the draft of the National Capital Region (NCR) Plan, 2041 including chapters on water and sanitation. This work has been completed and the report is submitted to the NCR. Water Sensitive Planning has been included as a part of water policies of the NCR plan (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved accessiblity of public services
 
Description Ecosystem Services Payments with governance approach in Jamundi City (Colombia)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Environmental Management Plan of Cali City- DAGMA (Colombia)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.cali.gov.co/loader.php?lServicio=Tools2&lTipo=descargas&lFuncion=descargar&idFile=43280
 
Description Inclusion of water security issues at regional level
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.valledelcauca.gov.co/codeparh/
 
Description Influence on AICTE Syllabus for Planning (India)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce
 
Description Influence on Delhi Master Plan 2041 (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Improved environmental sustainability
URL https://dda.org.in/pdf/july13/Final%20MPD%202041%20-%20e%20Gazette_%20English.pdf
 
Description Influence on Layout Planning in Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Influence on NCR regional plan (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Influence on NCRPB Regional Plan 2041 (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Improved environmental sustainability
URL http://ncrpb.nic.in/pdf_files/DraftRegionalPlan-2041_English.pdf
 
Description Influence on policy (India)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://rurban.gov.in/doc/Model_Planning_Guidelines_for_Rurban_Cluster.pdf
 
Description Influence on the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region Master Plan (India)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment: Current Situation and Challenges. Prepared for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the UK Science & Innovation Network, and the Wellcome Trust [co-authored by D Graham]aham
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Key points taken from report Executive Summary: • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)-when microbes (i.e., bacteria and fungi) develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to combat them-is a public health threat and global priority. Resistant pathogens can cause infections in humans that are difficult or impossible to treat. • Scientific evidence shows that antimicrobials and antimicrobial-resistant microbes are present and can persist and travel (spread) through the environment (waterways and soils). Human activity can contaminate the environment with antimicrobials and antimicrobial-resistant microbes, which can accelerate the development and spread of resistance. • Contamination can occur from human and animal waste, pharmaceutical manufacturing waste, and use of antimicrobial pesticides for crops; however, the scale and risk associated with this contamination is not fully understood. There are outstanding scientific questions related to the presence and impact of antimicrobial-resistant microbes in the environment and the direct risk posed to human health. • The environment is a key element of the One Health framework. It is necessary to better understand risks, prioritize action to address antimicrobial-resistant microbes in the environment where potential risks to human health are greatest, and cultivate a collaborative global approach. • Scientific review suggests that there are actions that could improve understanding and guide action: - A better understanding of hospital waste treatment in different global settings is a priority, requiring establishment of evidence-based waste standards and implementation of effective waste management practices and capabilities where interventions are most needed. - Good hygiene and sanitation, including effective waste disposal and treatment, are important ways to mitigate the risk of antimicrobial-resistant microbes in the environment associated with human waste and wastewater contamination. - When feasible, contamination by animal waste could be reduced by improving antimicrobial use, developing alternative disease control methods (e.g., vaccines), and improving the quality of the rearing environment to help reduce the need for antimicrobials. - Agreement on a discharge limit for effluents leaving manufacturing sites and standardized monitoring and reporting of effluent levels could significantly reduce contamination and potential human health risks associated with exposure to resistant microbes in the environment. - Potential risks from using antimicrobials on crops could be reduced through greater global transparency of antimicrobial use, implementation of best management practices when applying antimicrobials as pesticides, and greater use of alternative disease prevention and treatment strategies. • To maximize potential impact, align activities to address antimicrobial-resistant microbes in the environment (e.g., addressing knowledge gaps) with existing global public health and development efforts, such as Sustainable Development Goals; the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Initiative; and the Global Health Security Agenda.
URL https://wellcome.org/sites/default/files/antimicrobial-resistance-environment-report.pdf
 
Description Invited to lead on review of UNICEF Bangladesh MICS water quality 2019 programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Expert Advisory Board (EAG) to the Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) for the UK Homeland Security Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The EAG has provided real-time guidance on health and environmental monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included numerous reports that have reached PM and Cabinet level hands, though the Department of Social and Health Care, the Joint Biosecurity Centre, and the UK Health Security Agency. Among other products, it has led industry and academia towards practical solutions ranging from rapid monitoring systems for SARS-CoV-2 prevalence to sensors to epidemiological models to dashboards for publication information to new analytical methods. I own special impact is on approaches to AMR monitoring and future opportunities for wastewater based epidemiology.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/accelerated-capability-environment-ace
 
Description Model Curriculum on Water Management to be prepared for All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Model Curriculum for All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Improved educational and skill level of workforce
URL http://www.aicte-india.org
 
Description National Policy for Collaborative Platforms for Water Management (Colombia)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.minambiente.gov.co/index.php/noticias/4781-se-instala-segunda-plataforma-colaborativa-de...
 
Description REAL-Water Advisory panel
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Review of Naticonal Capital Regional Plan, 2041
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact NCRPB Draft Regional Plan, 2041 Improved environmental sustainability
URL http://ncrpb.nic.in/
 
Description Richard Dawson appointed to UK Government's independent Committee on Climate Change
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The committee provides independent advice to government. They oversee the 5 yearly climate change risk assessment, mandated by the 2008 Climate Change Act and assess the UK's progress in terms of adaptation to climate change impacts.
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/about/asc-members/
 
Description Science and technology advisor for the department of Cauca's government office (Colombia)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Improved environmental sustainability
 
Description Technical brief on water, sanitation, hygiene and wastewater management to prevent infections and reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Published by World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and World Organisation for Animal Health [D Graham co-author]
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact This document defines the six Action Areas that need to be addressed to reduce global AMR, especially in LMICs via full WaSH implementation. The Technical Brief has been translated into six languages so far and is underpinning One Health solutions to AMR around the world.
URL https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240006416
 
Description UNICEF WASH-Bat - Katrina Charles and Rob Hope invited for expert consultation on climate-related indicators
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Under the Chairmanship of Professor Ashok Kumar a high powered committee was set up by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to prepare the Model Curricula for regularly taught planning courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Both courses now include a new elective titled "Water Security and Planning". Model Curricula will be followed by all accredited planning institutions in the country. (India)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce
 
Description WHO/FAO/OIE Policy linking WASH Implementation and AMR Mitigation
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The policy provides evidence that implementing WASH and decentralised sanitation can reduce AMR spread in LMICs. The formal WHO/FAO/OIE Policy Brief has not yet become public (expected April 2020), but its content already has been shared with some governments and evident changes are occurring on the ground. One of the goals of the Brief is to provide a template for developing AMR National Action Plans, which was among key elements contributed by our work.
 
Description Water Research Foundation International Water Research Summit on COVID-19
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description A framework for sustainable aquaculture within peri-urban green infrastructures protecting the Gulf of Thailand from eutrophication
Amount £252,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/T012471/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 01/2022
 
Description A suitcase laboratory for the water industry
Amount £8,736 (GBP)
Funding ID NU006927 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 04/2021
 
Description Bioeconomic strengthening for social and productive reactivation based on the supply of water ecosystem services in the context of climate change and the challenges of Covid19, in prioritized municipalities of the department of Cauca.
Amount $ 2,147,483,647 (COP)
Funding ID ID82936 
Organisation Minciencias 
Sector Public
Country Colombia
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2024
 
Description Comprehensive water quality monitoring where there is no laboratory
Amount £225,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ICA\R1\191241 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description Embedding Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Childhood Malnutrition Studies in South Asia into World Health Organisation (WHO) Policy
Amount £27,033 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description Enhancing River Basin Governance in Malaysia by Rating the Performance of Biophysical, Socio-economic and Institutional Capacity Utilizing Aggregated Sustainability Indicators System
Amount RM125,000 (MYR)
Organisation University of Technology, Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University
Country Malaysia
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description Exposure to heavy metals and its association with KIM-1 levels of Kidney patients under dialysis in Upper Awash Basin, Ethiopia (Research project).
Amount CHF 15,000 (CHF)
Organisation Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Switzerland
Start 01/2022 
End 10/2022
 
Description Inequalities in accessing water among Delhi residents since the introduction of the lockdown measures, Sarah Cooper
Amount £8,200 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description NIHR Financial Assurance Fund
Amount £37,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 10/2020
 
Description Quantifying Perceptions of Antibiotic Resistance and its Causes to Promote Decentralised Wastewater Treatment
Amount £14,700 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Rapid identification and effective communication of waterborne hazards in emergencies
Amount £19,948 (GBP)
Funding ID FoDT3\192032 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2020
 
Description Researcher Links Climate Challenge
Amount £8,750 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 05/2022
 
Description Roadmap for the National Agenda on Water Sector Transformation 2040 (WST 2040) Development Study (Malaysia)
Amount RM869,715 (MYR)
Organisation Academy of Sciences Malaysia 
Sector Public
Country Malaysia
Start 04/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Science and Technology (S&T) Clusters
Amount ₹9,842,000 (INR)
Organisation Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser 
Sector Public
Country India
Start 12/2020 
End 12/2023
 
Description TMDL at Skudai River, Johor (Malaysia)
Amount RM480,000 (MYR)
Organisation Balak 
Sector Private
Country Czech Republic
Start 06/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Towards resilience to pluvial flood events
Amount £253,013 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S005994/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2020
 
Description Water Reallocation Mechanisms: Global Synthesis and Lessons for the Middle East and North Africa
Amount $64,125 (USD)
Organisation World Bank Group 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description water@leeds
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Title Chlorination effects on DNA based characterization of water microbiomes and implications for the interpretation of data from disinfected systems 
Description The data set is the detailed OTU table for all the samples used in this study. The samples include, i) commercially bought bottled water from Tanzania, Malaysia, Thailand and Nepal, ii) Tap water from UK and iii) lake water before and after chlorine treatment. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Chlorination_effects_on_DNA_based_characterization_of_water_...
 
Title Chlorination effects on DNA based characterization of water microbiomes and implications for the interpretation of data from disinfected systems 
Description The data set is the detailed OTU table for all the samples used in this study. The samples include, i) commercially bought bottled water from Tanzania, Malaysia, Thailand and Nepal, ii) Tap water from UK and iii) lake water before and after chlorine treatment. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Chlorination_effects_on_DNA_based_characterization_of_water_...
 
Title Collection of historical satellite images for land cover analysis (Colombia) 
Description Images from Landsat, Sentinel-2 and Planet sensors have been collected in order to cover information over the last 10-15 years over the UCRB to perform both historical and recent analysis. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ease of access to climate and land cover data for the Cauca team. Beforehand data was across many different sites, with difficulty to acquire information, sometime having to wait weeks for entity to send specific information. 
 
Title Computer model/algorithm (Colombia) 
Description Hydrological Model (Hydrological Response Units) for Palacé basin 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This model was developed for a paper proposal by Tatiana Solano, Diana Ruíz, Rachael Maysels, and Viviana Camacho which has been send into IWA and waiting for a response. If approved, the model that was developed will be published in this paper. 
 
Title Data underpinning article Performance Gaps of Sustainability Features in Green Award-Winning University Buildings 
Description The repository contains data underpinning the publication Performance Gaps of Sustainability Features in Green Award-Winning University Buildings 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Data_underpinning_article_Performance_Gaps_of_Sustainability...
 
Title Data underpinning article Performance Gaps of Sustainability Features in Green Award-Winning University Buildings 
Description The repository contains data underpinning the publication Performance Gaps of Sustainability Features in Green Award-Winning University Buildings 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Data_underpinning_article_Performance_Gaps_of_Sustainability...
 
Title Faecal pollution source tracking in the holy Bagmati River by portable 16S rRNA gene sequencing 
Description The excel spread sheet, named "Combined_Genus_OTUTableRoot_complete_bagmati_data_final" is the processed MinION 16S rRNA sequencing data of water samples from Bagmati River (Kathmandu, Nepal) in the form of OTU table. The water from the Bagmati River were sampled from different locations in three different time points. All other excel spread sheets are metadata that were used for multivariate analysis in this study. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Faecal_pollution_source_tracking_in_the_holy_Bagmati_River_b...
 
Title Faecal pollution source tracking in the holy Bagmati River by portable 16S rRNA gene sequencing 
Description The excel spread sheet, named "Combined_Genus_OTUTableRoot_complete_bagmati_data_final" is the processed MinION 16S rRNA sequencing data of water samples from Bagmati River (Kathmandu, Nepal) in the form of OTU table. The water from the Bagmati River were sampled from different locations in three different time points. All other excel spread sheets are metadata that were used for multivariate analysis in this study. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Faecal_pollution_source_tracking_in_the_holy_Bagmati_River_b...
 
Title Geocoded Covid19 and death cases accross the UCRB (Colombia) 
Description "Spatial distribution (geocodes, maps) of COVID19 cases and deaths across the Upper Cauca River basin-UCRB, and its impacts on multiple dimensions of social determinants of health, including access to water and sanitation." 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Access possibility of COVID19 cases and deaths across the UCRB 
 
Title Human biomonitoring data (Ethiopia) 
Description Human biomonitoring data (the level of heavy metals in nail samples and the concentration of Kidney biomarker (KIM-1) in urine samples) from residents of Addis Ababa,Upper Awash. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data is being analysed to evaluate the association between exposure to heavy metals and Kidney injury among residents living in the potentially more polluted downstream (Akaki-Kality) area of Addis Ababa, in comparison to the upstream area (Gullele). For this, KIM-1 was used as a biomarker for Kidney injury and heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu, Ni, Cr, Pb, As) as indicators of exposure. 
 
Title Implementation of Algorithms for Land Cover and Risk Analysis (Colombia) 
Description The number of methodologies were reduced and selected in the data analysis technique step are being implemented as open source algorithms in python. These algorithms are semi-automatic and allow to obtain information for land cover classification and risk assesment. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Open-source algorithms available to perform classification and risk assessment for the department of Cauca. 
 
Title MODFLOW - Groundwater Model 
Description MODFLOW is a finite-difference groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling program. This model allows to develop a numerical representation (i.e. a groundwater model) of the hydrogeologic environment at a field site. It uses the finite-difference method to divide the groundwater flow model domain into a series of rows, columns and layers, which defines a unique set of grid blocks (i.e. model cells) to represent the distribution of hydrogeologic properties and hydrologic boundaries within the model domain 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Outputs from MODFLOW model shall be used to assess the impact on groundwater availability under various scenarios (baseline, climate change, increased groundwater usage etc.). 
 
Title Metagenomic water quality monitoring with a portable laboratory 
Description 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing data (CSV files from Epi2Me) and Matlab files used for the data interpretation 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Metagenomic_water_quality_monitoring_with_a_portable_laborat...
 
Title Metagenomic water quality monitoring with a portable laboratory 
Description 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing data (CSV files from Epi2Me) and Matlab files used for the data interpretation 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Metagenomic_water_quality_monitoring_with_a_portable_laborat...
 
Title Social stability (Colombia) 
Description Social Stability of PracticeIndex for Washing clothes, Body Washing, Toilet Use, Handwashing, Brushing teeth and Dishwashing 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Algorithms and cluster analysis model testing: Based on the data gathered in the On-line test for the practice of Body Washing. This model was developed by David Chaquea ECR and Environmental Sciences PhD. student 
 
Title Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) - Hydrological Model 
Description The SWAT model is a process-based, spatially-distributed and continuous model capable of simulating water balance, taking into account rainfall, evapotranspiration, surface and subsurface runoff and deep aquifer recharge; runoff partitioning into surface and subsurface runoff is based on the curve number (CN) method and a kinematic percolation model. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Outputs from SWAT model shall be used to assess the impact on water availability under various scenarios (baseline, climate change). 
 
Title Spatiotemporal Variation in Urban Wastewater Pollution Impacts on River Microbiomes and Associated Hazards in the Akaki Catchment, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
Description This folder contains data underpinning the publication "Spatiotemporal Variation in Urban Wastewater Pollution Impacts on River Microbiomes and Associated Hazards in the Akaki Catchment, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia" published in the journal Science of the Total Environmenthttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153912 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Spatiotemporal_Variation_in_Urban_Wastewater_Pollution_Impac...
 
Title Spatiotemporal Variation in Urban Wastewater Pollution Impacts on River Microbiomes and Associated Hazards in the Akaki Catchment, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
Description This folder contains data underpinning the publication "Spatiotemporal Variation in Urban Wastewater Pollution Impacts on River Microbiomes and Associated Hazards in the Akaki Catchment, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia" published in the journal Science of the Total Environmenthttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153912 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Spatiotemporal_Variation_in_Urban_Wastewater_Pollution_Impac...
 
Title State of the Art Analysis and Selection of Techniques for the UCRB (Colombia) 
Description In depth state of the art analysis about different techniques for land cover classification in different remote sensing sensors and areas around the world have been studied. A reduced number of methodologies have been selected in order to be applied, tested and modified over the UCRB. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Database of remote sensing methodologies suitable and targeted for Colombia and specifically, Cauca 
 
Title Water footprint (Colombia) 
Description Water footprint of the main socioeconomics sectors of the Upper Cauca River Basin and Guachal River Basin 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It allows for identifyng the main socioeconmics sectors and their impact, and also it would help to implement action for water security in the Upper Cauca River Basin and Guachal River Basin. 
 
Title Water quality data on industrial discharges in Upper Awash (physicochemical parameters and heavy metals) 
Description Household survey, Key informant interview and focus group discussion data on water value for Akaki and Central rift valley 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data is being analysed and examined to evaluate the characterstics of industrial effluents in Addis Ababa, Upper Awash. 
 
Title Web modules (Colombia) 
Description Web modules for the quantity, quality and continuity of the Acuasur, AcuaNariño and e Mondomo' community water systems. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This Module of community water system was developed by Federico Pinzón amd Mariela García for the Consolidation of a geographic database, associated with indicators of quality, quantity, continuity and schematic cadastral information of the community aqueduct systems. 
 
Description Academic & Research - UAO (Colombia) 
Organisation Autonomous University of Occident
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Academic & Research - UniValle (Colombia) 
Organisation University of Valle
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Campesino community (Colombia) 
Organisation Asociación Campesina el Pepino
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together actors around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Citizen Science, Access to basin, attendees to events, shared local knowledge
Impact Virtual Forums. Multi-disciplinary: biology, ecology, economics, history, sociology
Start Year 2019
 
Description Campesino community CGL (Colombia) 
Organisation Corregimental Association of Peasant Users of Gabriel Lopez Cauca Acuc GL
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together actors around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Citizen Science, Access to basin, attendees to events, shared local knowledge
Impact Virtual Forums
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with the Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) 
Organisation Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution IMAGINE research has underpinned local staff training in the Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA), and the collaboration resulted in an affordable suitcase laboratory for molecular water microbiology in low income countries. A co-authored publication attests to the cocreation of this research impact. The molecular microbiology training enabled the first ever in-depth survey of microbial water quality and antimicrobial resistance in the little and big Akaki river catchment, home to about 5 million people. One of the trainees at AAWSA is now in charge of World Bank investment into AAWSA facilities for further analysis of wastewater in the region. Newcastle University staff also collaborate with AAWSA on developing best health and safety practice for personnel working in the collection, treatment and management of wastewater and sludge.
Collaborator Contribution AAWSA provided its facilities for a training workshop in comprehensive water quality analysis, incl. next generation sequencing with the MinION. Participants came from AAWSA, Addis Ababa University, Arba Minch University, the Awash Basin Development Authority, IWMI, an the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy. AAWSA facilitated fieldwork and provided access to their treatment plants and laboratory facilities for the analysis of river water and wastewater samples. AAWSA facilitated access to their employees for a survey of practices of personnel working in the collection, treatment and management of wastewater and sludge.
Impact The partnership has generated the first comprehensive dataset describing microbial water quality and antimicrobial resistance in the Akaki river catchment, which includes Addis Ababa, home to 5 million people. This provides a baseline to provide evidence for ongoing AAWSA investments into expanding wastewater treatment capacity. Development of capacity for molecular microbiology at AAWSA laboratories. This informs World Bank investment into new AAWSA laboratory facilities for wastewater analysis. Advice on best health and safety practice for personnel working in the collection, treatment and management of wastewater and sludge has been co-generated through this partnership.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Organisation - AQUACOL (Colombia) 
Organisation Asociación de Organizaciones comunitarias Prestadoras de Servicios Públicos de Agua y Saneamiento en Colombia
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact "Formal Delegation Representative Agreement Community water management research activities Participation in a webinar (water security) as oral speaker "
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Organisation - ASOGUABAS (Colombia) 
Organisation Asociación de Usuarios de Aguas del río Guabas (ASOGUABAS)
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Organisation - FECOSER (Olombia) 
Organisation Federación de Acueductos Comunitarios del Valle del Cauca
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement Community water management research activities Participation in a webinar (governance) as a oral speaker
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Organisation - FEDY (Colombia) 
Organisation Fundación Empresarial para el Desarrollo de Yumbo (FEDY)
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Organisation - FUNECOROBLES (Colombia) 
Organisation Fundación para la Protección, Conservación y Vigilancia de los Recursos Naturales del Sur del Valle (FUNECOROBLES)
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Fundación para la Protección, Conservación y Vigilancia de los Recursos Naturales del Sur del Valle (FUNECOROBLES)
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement Community water management research activities Participation in a webinar (governance) as a oral speaker
Start Year 2019
 
Description Community Organisation - IMCA (Colombia) 
Organisation Instituto Mayor Campesino
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - ACUAVALLE 
Organisation Sociedad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados del Valle del Cauca SA ESP
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Technology, Experience and Knowledge
Impact "Formal Delegation Representative Agreement Tehcnical consultant visits"
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - CODEPARH (Colombia) 
Organisation Government of Colombia
Department Consejo Departamental de Política Ambiental y de Gestión Integral del Recurso Hídrico (CODEPARH)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement Participation in decision making processes related to water resources across the UCRB Articulation of the hub project in the Community Information System initiative
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - CRA (Colombia) 
Organisation Government of Colombia
Department Commission for the Regulation of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation (CRA)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - Cauca (Colombia) 
Organisation Government of Colombia
Department Cauca Governorate
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Counsel, research results, connections with community projects
Collaborator Contribution State support, social recognition, professional connections
Impact Official advisory position for Prof. Apolinar Figueroa
Start Year 2020
 
Description Government Agency - Contraloría de Santiago de Cali (Colombia) 
Organisation Contraloría de Santiago de Cali
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - DAGMA (Colombia) 
Organisation Government of Colombia
Department Departamento Administrativo de Gestión del Medio Ambiente Cali (DAGMA)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement Participation in the construction of the Environmental Management Plan of Cali City
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - EMCALI (Colombia) 
Organisation Empresas Municipales de Cali (EMCALI)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - Gobernación del Valle (Colombia) 
Organisation Government of Colombia
Department Cauca Governorate
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - IDEAM (Colombia) 
Organisation Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - INCIVA (Colombia) 
Organisation Instituto para la Investigación y la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural del Valle del Cauca (INCIVA)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - INS (Colombia) 
Organisation Instituto Nacional de Salud
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Geocoding the covid cases data, analyzing and building tableau (dashboard) with maps.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact Software, dashboards and description analysis of Covid incidence on the UCRB. Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2020
 
Description Government Agency - PNN Farallones de Cali (Colombia) 
Organisation National Natural Parks of Colombia
Department Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - Secretaria de Ambiente del Municipio de Jamundí (Colombia) 
Organisation Secretaria de Medio Ambiente del Municipio de Jamundí
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together actors around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2020
 
Description Government Agency - UESValle (Colombia) 
Organisation Unidad Ejecutora de Saneamiento del Valle del Cauca (UESValle)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - USE (Colombia) 
Organisation Unión Sindical de EMCALI (USE)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social Recognition
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency - Valle Caucana de Aguas SA ESP (Colombia) 
Organisation ValleCaucana de Aguas SA ESP
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Government Agency Minciencias (Colombia) 
Organisation Minciencias
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research
Collaborator Contribution Financial support
Impact Research Grant
Start Year 2021
 
Description HWISE & SEI 
Organisation Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am leading an intra-household seasonal survey and international comparative qualitative study on water security decision making and experiences. My team will be implementing the study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration by Wendy Jepson (TAMU) and colleagues and Sarah Dickin (SEI) on development, implementation and analysis of intra-household seasonal survey and international comparative qualitative study, including providing training for early career researchers.
Impact Interdisciplinary - the main disciplinary approaches are from economics, geography, anthropology, with expertise also included from engineer, microbiology, chemistry and climate science. Outputs to date: initial workshop
Start Year 2019
 
Description HWISE & SEI 
Organisation Texas A&M University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am leading an intra-household seasonal survey and international comparative qualitative study on water security decision making and experiences. My team will be implementing the study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration by Wendy Jepson (TAMU) and colleagues and Sarah Dickin (SEI) on development, implementation and analysis of intra-household seasonal survey and international comparative qualitative study, including providing training for early career researchers.
Impact Interdisciplinary - the main disciplinary approaches are from economics, geography, anthropology, with expertise also included from engineer, microbiology, chemistry and climate science. Outputs to date: initial workshop
Start Year 2019
 
Description NGOs - ACODAL 
Organisation Asociación Colombiana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (ACODAL)
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Social recognition Technology, Experience and Knowledge
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description NGOs - Biodiversa (Colombia) 
Organisation Fundacion Biodiversa Colombia
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description NGOs - CIPAV (Colombia) 
Organisation Centro para la Investigación en Sistemas Sostenibles de Producción Agropecuaria
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Technology Experience and Knowledge
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description Private (Hidropower Generation) (Colombia) 
Organisation Argos Group
Department Celsia
Country Colombia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description State Environmental Agency (Colombia) 
Organisation Corporación Autonoma Regional del Valle del Cauca (CVC)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creating communal spaces to bring together stakeholders around risks, governance and value of water security
Collaborator Contribution Government Support
Impact Formal Delegation Representative Agreement
Start Year 2019
 
Description UNICEF-Ethiopia 
Organisation UNICEF
Department Unicef Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sharing of research, training of staff
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of data and reports
Impact Field sites being agreed for next stage of collaboration
Start Year 2020
 
Title "Clean The River" Educational Video Game 
Description An educational game to teach young children about how river pollutants are caused in developing nations. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The game is publicly available on the web and is in the process of release onto popular application stores for iOS and Android 
URL https://waterpurity.github.io/Clean-the-River/index.html
 
Title Spatial analysis dashboard of COVID19 cases and deaths across UCRB (Colombia) 
Description Spatial distribution (geocodes, maps) of COVID19 cases and deaths across the Upper Cauca River basin-UCRB, and its impacts on multiple dimensions of social determinants of health, including access to water and sanitation. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Accessing COVID cases and deaths data accross the UCRB 
 
Title Water quality data interpretation and waterborne hazard communication application 
Description A website to map and share information about water quality with a script to automatically update the website with interpreted data following data submission. The website also provides information on health effects of water pollutants and appropriate treatment methods. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The website may be adapted in collaboration with a local charity to share information about the impact of combined sewer overflows on river water quality. 
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/waterqualitymaps/
 
Description Decentralized WASH Systems to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) workshop (Colombo, Sri Lanka) - David Graham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was presented on behalf of the World Health Organisation. It was held at the IWA Sustainable Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo (Sri Lanka) to inform and guide practitioners in the water industry about their critical role in reducing AMR via improved water quality. Graham, and two colleagues from IWMI (Sri Lanka) and RIVM (the Netherlands), respectively, presented the workshop, which informed the audience of future guidance from the WHO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "International Collaboration in Water Affairs Innovation" International Symposium (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium was conducted by National Applied Research Laboratories, NARLabs and New Southbound Policy Project Office, MOST. The symposium gathered experts from National Tsing Hua University, National Cheng Kung University, RMIT University, and Adelaide University of Australia, Nanyang Technological University to share experiences of cross-border technology collaboration on water affairs. The symposium also featured scholars exchanging experiences of improving domestic water use through innovative water treatment technologies. As for Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Yusop was invited as the keynote speaker to deliver his knowledge mainly on challenges and opportunity in making water as Sustainable and Competitive Sector in Malaysia. By the end of the symposium, they have a discussion and Q&A from the public to be answered by the speakers.

Better understanding of water affairs as well as the experiences faced of each country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description "Valuing Water" on the occasion of World Water Day-2021.(India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The theme of this year's 'World Water Day' was 'valuing water'. On this occasion, SPA New Delhi organized a stakeholder workshop to revisit and discuss the role of values in making a water-secured future. A series of presentations on the theme was followed by a panel discussion involving practitioners, academicians, politicians, and scholars.

Outcomes are as following.

1. Pledge by all participant to use water judiciously and make others aware.
2. Installation of water saving faucet nozzles at SPA Delhi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'Adaptation Futures Conference 2020': Session on EU Adaptation Strategy 2021 - Forging a climate-resilient Europe: Key learnings for EU-India Strategic Partnership (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "Prof. A.K Gosain participated in a thematic session titled """EU Adaptation Strategy 2021 - Forging a climate-resilient Europe: Key learnings for EU-India Strategic Partnership" organized by GIZ India as part of the 'Adaptation Futures Conference 2020' co-hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP). It is supported by the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) project being implemented in India with the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) as the nodal partner Ministry. The SPIPA project is being implemented through the Delegation of the European Union to India, in close collaboration with GIZ India. The panel discussed the key learnings for EU-India Strategic Partnership."

Insights sharing, knowledge enhancement, representation at a global stage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'Lab in a suitcase' could hold the key to safer water and sanitation for millions (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We were approached by https://www.sciencedaily.com/ after they saw our journal article. staff of IWMI, Newcastle university and AAWSA staff provided an easy to understand story of the work on lab in suit case. Then, the journalists wrote a good story and published it on their website which focuses on science news.
We were able to translate our science output to a language that is easily understood by non scientists. As a result, we believe that we are able to share wide range of audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200713125459.htm
 
Description 2020 Annual Meeting of the African Great Lakes Stakeholder Network (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To strengthen the network of experts on the African Great Lakes and update on the past year's progress of the six advisory groups which are made up of experts from the ten riparian countries of the African Great Lakes.
The network of experts on the African Great Lakes strengthened, the advisory groups were updated with the past progresses and a future follow-up meeting set.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.agl-acare.org/2020annualmeeting
 
Description 2nd Stakeholder Water Security Workshop in Cauca 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact With stakeholders from the department of Cauca attending, we split up into sub-basins in order to assess risks, priorities and to create a participatory map of the different cultural territories. Understanding of water security issues from the perspective of local communities that reside in the river basins, committed delegates from each cultural group to be in communication regarding this project with the University of Cauca, cartographic social maps of water sources, points of pollution, and agricultural activity in each subbasin and interviews with community leaders regarding water security and the potential of working within this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 2nd Stakeholder Water Security Workshop in Cauca (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact With stakeholders from the department of Cauca attending, we split up into sub-basins in order to assess risks, priorities and to create a participatory map of the different cultural territories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description AQUACOL-Univalle Meeting (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact To identify gaps in information management. Andrés Toro and Mariela García
Identification of gaps in information management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ARUA 2021 Biennial International Conference - Global Public Health Challenges Facing them in Africa (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The goal was to feature the work the ARUA water CoE is pursuing and also to highlight the use of digital storytelling as a tool for enhancing knowledge co-creation and awareness raising of water challenges in Africa. Digital storytelling is an ancient and modern tool for sharing knowledge, experiences and innovations around a topic of interest and is useful for disseminating research findings. During the Symposium there were two storytelling sessions led by ECRs.

Lessons on working on more storytelling for everyone to understand science and intervene.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://arua.org.za/conferences/
 
Description Achieving safe drinking water for all in Africa: opportunities for innovation. Afox Insaka 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An insaka focused on discussion of science with African audiences, with presentation from Katrina Charles on Achieving safe drinking water for all in Africa: opportunities for innovation. The outomce was promoting opportunities for innovation in advancing drinking water quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.afox.ox.ac.uk/category/afox-insakas/
 
Description Ag-data hub development for Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing experience on data sharing particularly on agricultural data

Develop framework to build national level ag-data hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Agenda AWANI: High Water Usage Rate among Malaysian? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Yusop was invited as one of the invited speakers to a talk show "Agenda AWANI" to talk about the water usage in Malaysia. Topics like "high and unsustainable water usage rate among Malaysians" and "is alteration of water tariff a sensible measure?" were discussed in the show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/astroawani/videos/524563231656384
 
Description Annual Graham Group Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Annual Graham Research Group newsletter available online and set as a pdf to interested parties. It highlight the group's research efforts and compliments the group's research blog. It provides a condensed version for our funders, research partners, university colleagues, alumni, and students as well as friends and family.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/grahamr/?page_id=31
 
Description Article on our work in the Arabic version of the Scientific American magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We developed a rapid and simpler method for quantifying AMR gene transfer in environmental samples. One of the partners in the work was a colleague from Egypt and the work drew a lot of nice attention in the Arabic-speaking world. This led to the Arabic Scientific American doing a piece on our work, highlighting its importance people in their region but also more widely across the emerging and developing world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.scientificamerican.com/arabic/articles/news/tracing-environmental-dimension-of-spread-of...
 
Description Articulation Meeting with el SENA (National Learning Service) (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Grupo CENOVA SENA Trade and Service Center to discuss collaboration and cross cutting themes
Planning cooperation between El Sena and Uni Cauca for research activities in Las Piedras and Palacé basins, building relationship with educational institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Articulation meeting with the SENA education insitute regarding rural entrepreneurship activities )Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Articulate educational programmes in the specific municipalities involved in the hub programe

Articulation meeting with the SENA education insitute regarding rural entrepreneurship activities and eductional programes related to water management, agroecological strategies and organizational process for communitiy oerganizatoins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Basin Planning and Implementaiton (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Facilitated four days' workshop on the status of Basin Plan Implementation in three basins- Abbay, Awash RVLB strategic Plans, and assessed the draft report of three other basins - WabiShebele, Omo Gibe, and Genale Dawa basins

Challenges into the implementation of the existing strategic plans were outlined and forwarded for action to the Ministry. A recommendation was put forward how the Basin High Council be effectively engaged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COP26 - Panel on infrastructure adaptation to climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop at COP26 involving 20 climate change leads from various infrastructure organisations attended a workshop which sparked questions, discussion and follow up activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description COP26 - Workshop on Sustainable Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event at COP26, chaired by the Danish Ambassador, with politicians, industry and academics from around the world. Follow up discussions around adaptation of the built environment to manage climate change risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Can citizen science help to fill hydrology data gaps in Ethiopia? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A blog is prepared and shared on IWMI website, linkedin and research gate
One of the readers of our blogged shared an app with us that supports citizen science activity (http://www.crowdwater.ch/). The commissioner of irrigation authority in Ethiopia stress the need to have common platform to share citizen science data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/2020/10/can-citizen-science-help-to-fill-hydrology-data-gaps-in-ethiopia/
 
Description Central South University presentation, Changsha, China. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to MSc Geospatial Engineering students at hina University, 21/11/20
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Civil Engineering Study Programe Internation Guest Lecutre - Flood Risk Mitigation (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof. Zulkifli Yusop has been invited as the speaker for Civil Engineering Study Program - International Guest Lecturer on Flood Risk Mitigation, organised by Universitas Jember, Indonesia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Climate Smart Agriculture (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gathering proven Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies from professionals who have been working in the subject areas.

Major CSA practices are documented for further refinement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Coffee Hour Talk : Speak up for nature - Climate Change, is it true? (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coffee Hour Talk : Speak up for nature was conducted by UTM Sustainable Campus team and Dr. Eliza Alias from Hydrology Team was invited to talk about climate change. She elaborated on the definition of global warming, the trend of global warming over the years, the causes and affects to our current situations. At the end of her presentations, she mentioned that we should be prepared by taking precautions, preventions and adaptation to overcome the worst case scenarios impacted by global warming.

More discussion will take place, particularly on this issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Collaboratory First working meeting, Univalle (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact - Held at Univalle, San Fernando. Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca
- 24 persons attended the meeting; 9 from government agencies, 2 from communities organizations, and 13 researchers collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Collaboratory first working meeting, Univalle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The main impact was the contributions of the collaborators in the key concepts and in the project's log frame.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Collaboratory second working meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributions of all the collaboratorie members to the project work lines (panel discussion and in plenary)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Collaboratory second working meeting , Univalle (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact - Held at Univalle, Santander de Quilichao, Cauca
- 31 persons attended the meeting; 6 from government agencies, 2 from NGOs, 2 from private angencies, 2 from communities organization and 19 researchers collaborators
- Univalle facilitated the integratio"n
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Colombian Collaboratory Facebook Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Since July 2020, the Colombia Collaboratory has been building a local and regional (Latin America) audience where we promote online events, publications, relevant work, and partner activities
Thousands of people engaging with posts, international followers and people sharing events, expanding our voice and our reach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/seguridadhidricacolombia
 
Description Commonwealth Science Conference 2021 (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Prabhakar Shukla participated as an ECR delegate in the event. He presented a poster on the ongoing water hub research entitled "Groundwater System Simulation of National Capital Territory of Delhi, India". Co-organized by the Royal Society and the African Academy of Sciences, and funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, the Commonwealth Science Conference 2021 will take place virtually from 22-26 February 2021. The conference will bring together outstanding early career researchers and leading scientists from across the Commonwealth to facilitate joint work on addressing global development challenges, to encourage scientific capacity strengthening in Commonwealth countries; and to influence the Commonwealth policy agenda.
Dissemination of knowledge and promoting the work being done under the aegis of "Water Security and Sustainable Development" Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/commonwealth-science-conference-2021/
 
Description Communication Materials meeting with CRC (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting regarding sharing visual materials and cross promotion for the Hub and CRC projects with representatives from CRC (the regional environmental authority)
Access to audiovisual material of Cauca to be able to be used in videos for Hub assembly, building relationship with members of the CRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Community Strategy Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The University of Cauca met with indigenous Misak leaders and the environmental department of Cauca - the CRC to present this project to the mayor of Silvia, which is located in the river basin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Community information System Construction related to Water Security (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advance in the construction of a focused community information system-Communitary Infomation System
Meetings with The Executive Unit of Sanitation of Valle del Cauca, AQUACOL and FECOSER (Second Level Community Organizations), CODEPARH (Regional Council for Environmental Policy and Integrated Water Resources Management) and Universidad del Cauca.
Advances in the construction of a focused community information system-Communitary Infomation System
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference presentation - Changsha, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation made on 19th Nov 2019 at ISPRS and GEO Workshop on Geospatially-enabled SDGs Monitoring for the 2030 Agenda (GI4SDGs)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.geoinfobar.com/gi4sdgs/
 
Description Coordination and promotion of ASOCAMPO forums (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Collaboration between Universidad del Cauca, ASOCAMPO, and the NGO Unimos in Spain to conceptualize, plan, and promote a virtual community forum
Diverse participation in online forum, empowerment for ASOCAMPO to be the face of and lead their first online activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cross-boundary regions and Extreme Rainfall Estimates (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This activity is an event organized by Chang'An University, where Dr. Nor Eliza Alias is invited as a speaker to talk about areas of extreme rainfall homogeneity in Malaysia-Indonesia. The application of he region in the analysis of the impact of climate change is discussed as well.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data validation for MyRIBASIN biodiversity indicator (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The objective of the meeting with SAJ Ranhill is to validate the data collected from their department and other authority. This data will be used for hydrology indicator in Malaysia River Basin Sustainability Index.

Water quantity data is validated with Person-In-Charge from SAJ. New data which cover others area in Johor River Basin is expected to be given in the next meeting or communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Data validation for MyRIBASIN biodiversity indicator (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The objective of the meeting with Department of Fishery is to validate the data collected from their department. This data will be used for biodiversity indicator in Malaysia River Basin Sustainability Index.

Biodiversity data (Number of fish) need to be changed considering the data boundary covers Johor state and not specifically Johor River Basin. New data is expected to be given in the next meeting or communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Data validation for MyRIBASIN water quantity indicator (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The objective of the meeting with BAKAJ is to validate the data collected from their department and other authority. This data will be used for few criteria includes in Malaysia River Basin Sustainability Index.

Few data for indicators are validate with BAKAJ. New relevant data which cover others area in Johor River Basin is expected to be given in the next meeting or communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Decision Support Modelling Tools for Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Developing decisions support modelling tools for monitoring and predicting food security

Tools being developed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Depth Damage Curve for Flood Assessment (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This activity is an event organized by Chang'An University, where Prof. Zulkifli Yusop is invited as a speaker, representing UTM, to talk about a promising tool depth-destruction curve (DDC) for mitigating or reducing flood risk in a risk-based approach in flood risk assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dialogues among equals in rural diversity.(Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact AQUACOL Diologues: Recognition struggles of community water management in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. .
Recognition of struggles of community water management in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussant on panel about SDG6 (UC Davis and Newcastle University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact UC Davis Global Affairs worked with Newcastle University to present a panel event addressing SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Students from UC Davis and Newcastle University presented their research projects. I was one of 3 faculty from the 2 universities acting as discussants. I spoke about my research within the UKRI GCRF Water Secutiry and Sustainable Development Hub, as well as drawing links between the student papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZeFKDkoFQNKBoJ3BHABS0w
 
Description Drone flights with key members of the Kishu community (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact With key members of the Kishu comminuty, Esteban and Rachael gave a presentation regarding the technology and use of drones and how they can be utilised within the Kishu community for risk analysis, decision making, and territorial planning. The presentation was followed by 3 drone flights in 3 different areas of the Kisgó reservation and group analysis of the photos/videos captured.

Community leaders were very interested in the results of the workshop that they built into the budget to buy a drone and train a drone pilot for the Kisgó reservation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EPSRC Twenty 65 end of project conference: Global Water Security Challenges and Solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online event: EPSRC Twenty 65 end of project conference chaired a session on, 'Global Water Security Challenges and Solutions'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Early Discussion and Collection of Information Related to Johor River 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To discuss with Mr. Tuan Hj. Mohzit on the selection of sampling sites along Johor River, and also to collect relevant information on Johor River.

The meeting was set up to meet with Mr. Tuan Hj. Mohzit bin Mohit. He is the right person to discuss sampling locations along Johor River, as he is quite familiar with the area. Few hotspot areas with active human and landuse activities were identified by Mr. Tuan Hj. Mohzit as well.

Follow-up meeting with Mr. Tuan Hj. Mohzit bin Mohit will be set up to visit the exact location of the sampling points along Johor River.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Earth Day 2020 Webinar: Sustainable Water Management in Tackling Climate Change (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The webinar is organised by Department of Environment Malaysia. Prof. Zulkifli Yusop was invited as a speaker representing UTM. The moderator was Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, one of the member in International Advisory Board of GCRF Water Hub and Chief Secretary of Minstry of Water and Environment Malaysia. The other two speakers were: YBrs. Mrs. Norlin binti Jaafar, the Director General of Department of Environment Malaysia, and also Ir. Mr. Haji Mansor bin Abd Ghani, Friends of Rivers Malaysia. The webinar is organized to have a dicussion or dialogue between the experts in Malaysia on the sustainable water management in tackling climate change in conjuction with Earth Day 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://enviro2.doe.gov.my/emuseum/Kursusgallery/seminar-khas-webinar-hari-bumi-2020-tajuk-pengurusa...
 
Description Ethiopia Stakeholder meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of research outputs to stakeholders - including MOWIE, Awash Basin Directorate Office and National Meteorological Agency - at national and basin level. Agreement on next phase of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ethiopia stakeholder training session Jun 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 23 people from across government agencies (national meteorological agency, water services utilities, basin authorities) participated in 3 day training sessions on climate resilience, water quality and equitable water allocation in Ethiopia. This has raised awareness of the latest science and tools available to manage water security - quality and quantity under climate change - and demonstrated the links between climate and water and supported engagement between different sectors to improve climate resilience in water systems. Participants reported eagerness for further training and engagement, with further individual collaborations also planned to support better decision making for water security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Ethiopian Digital AgroClimate Advisory Platform (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing information about how agro-climate advisory could be integrated in the agricultural extension system

Developing optional framework
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Expert Committee Meeting (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to attend the Expert Committee virtual meeting called to review the Action Plans submitted for restoration of stagnant water bodies in compliance to Hon'ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders dated 10.5.2019, 25.02.2020 & 01.06.2020 passed in O. A. No 325/2015 in the matter of Lt. Col. Sarvadaman Singh Oberoi Vs Union of India & Ors.

Dissemination of information, informed decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Exploring SDGs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Series of lessons, activities and full school assembly exploring SDG6
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Fieldwork visit to the Upper Meléndez River Basin (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact To know socioecological conflicts and community colective actions around sustainability at the Upper Meléndez River Basin

A virtual photographic exhibition will be carried out with the pictures taken by the ecological economics students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Fighting the Next Pandemic: Water quality, antimicrobial resistance, and global health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 Newcastle University Alumni Day lecture. 10 October 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/DB5aKt7YdD8
 
Description First virtual meeting with Nodal Officers from Delhi Jal Board (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact IIT Delhi team attended a virtual meeting with Nodal Officers nominated from Delhi Jal Board for the project "GIS based framework for decision making in present status of water supply, sewage generation and sewage treatment in space and time for NCT of Delhi". The data requirements were shared with them and readily available list of data was sought.

"1. A follow-up in-person meeting to be planned.
2. The nodal officers will provide the available raw data with the IITD team."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Flood Disaster Preparedness Webinar (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UTM team in collaboration with Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) and Johor Social Welfare Department organized the sharing session as to share the flood disaster preparedness that the citizen can do before it happens. The important tips are the preparation before the floods occurs and the safety precaution that can be taken during the disaster. Besides that, other initiative to reduce the flood risks is to have a Ready2Go Bag (Emergency Bag). The bag should consist of whistle, cash money, emergency kit, power bank to charge the mobile phone, personal hygiene kits, wet tissue, towels, drinking water, ready-to-eat food, torchlight, and important documents. Ms. Nur Hafizah also reminds the participants to always be aware of the temporary evacuation centre that are available in our housing area, so it would be easier to locate if the flood occurs. The webinar was broadcasted via Facebook Live.

More discussion/sharing session among the collaborators particularly on flood issues in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Forum/Talk: Water Security - Be a Part of Our Network (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited as one of the panelists for this online forum/talk organised by NCKU Overseas Hub in Malaysia, to discuss in how to ensure sufficient protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters to safeguard sustainable access to acceptable water quality for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being and socio-economic development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GCRF Introductory Workshop on 18th June 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To introduce GCRF project towards the community in Johor, focusing on academcians, state government officers and federal government officers.

The aim of these introductory workshops was to introduce GCRF project towards the community in Johor. The workshop was hosted by Hotel Impiana Senai, and the targeted participants were academicians, state government officers and federal government officers that related to water management. On the day of 18th June, approximately 81 participants of state and federal government officers, as well as academicians, attended the workshop and were assigned into groups for group discussions. Each group discussed on the issues, factors, current practices, proposed solutions and barriers of water management in Sg. Johor. The participants were full of enthusiasm and actively involved themselves in the group discussions.

Plenty of on-ground expertise and experiences were shared among the participants. Another introductory workshop will be held, where NGOs and community representatives are invited to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GCRF Introductory Workshop on 25th June 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To introduce GCRF project towards the community in Johor, focusing on community representatives and NGOs.

The aim of these introductory workshops was to introduce GCRF project towards the community in Johor. The targeted participants were various environment and water related NGOs, local community representatives (i.e.: Penghulu, Ketua Kampung, Tok Batin Orang Asli, and Wakil Persatuan Nelayan). Each group discussed the issues, factors, current practices, proposed solutions and barriers of water management in Sg. Johor. The participants were full of enthusiasm and actively involved themselves in the group discussions. Participants look forward to attend future workshops as they feel that it is a good platform for them to contribute towards developing a sustainable and integrated river basin management of Sg. Johor .

Decision to organize another workshop focusing only on the industry is still in progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GCRF Stakeholder Engagement Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential collaboration with Q-Life Sciences Sdn. Bhd., which was brought in by Ecoknights Johor (NGO).

Q-Life Sciences Sdn. Bhd. was introduced by Ecoknights Johor to GCRF Malaysia Collaboratory, for potential collaboration. Q-Life Sciences Sdn. Bhd. has prepared a presentation about their company, projects done and technology they used to treat water/wastewater.

After the meeting, it can be concluded that Q-Life Sciences is more business-oriented. They are looking for business opportunities by promoting to adapt their developed technology to treat water/wastewater. It was a great sharing session on water issues they faced and how they solved the issues. However, in terms of working together in carrying out GCRF research projects, Q-Life Sciences Sdn. Bhd. is less suitable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GIS Software Capacitation (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact As part of a series of activities of Social Carography, this capacitation was carried out to follow a participatory workshop where Kisgweños hand drew maps of their territory. This activity taught key actors in the community how to translate their hand drawn maps on to GIS software Google Earth.

Community members were given 'homework' to map out the limits of their neighborhoods as well as portray activities, landmarks, and points of interest within their neighborhoods. A follow up workshop will be scheduled to practice georeferencing these locations with GIS software on their phones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description GIS Software Capcitation with Community Kishu (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This activity was part 2 of a series of GIS capacity building workshops for the community members of the Kisgó reservation. During this activity, the community mapped out the borders of their neighborhoods within the territory and learned how to use a variety of new tools and icons with the free software Google Earth.

Strengthen the capacity of Kisgó community members to use GIS software for territorial planning and management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Georeferensation of cassava starch processors (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Georeferensation activities of cassava starch processors in Caldono, Piendamó and Santander, department of Cauca
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Government of Bhutan seminar series to guide policy and practice on water security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact THEUSE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENC E AND INNOVATIVE
SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT ETHICAL AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
Thursday, 20 th May 2021
Water: New Strategies and Technologies for its Management and Use
Professor Rob Hope, University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description GrahAMR Research Group Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The GrahAM Research Group blog highlights the work of the Graham research team, focusing primarily on work surrounding antimicrobial resistance (AMR), taking a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to global health and well-being. The team of researchers, led by Newcastle University Prof David W Graham, utilises a holistic 'One Health Approach', and contributes to several of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our research provides guidance to various international organisations, including the World Health Organisation, and bridges sustainable development, engineering, health, and sociotechnical mitigation options for reducing global AMR.

The main topics we explore are

the transmission, fate and impact of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment resulting from human activity;
energy minimization in water, wastewater and solid waste management systems;
the microbiology and ecology of greenhouse gas suppression and production in geochemical settings, especially in Polar regions; and
water and environmental quality in the developing and emerging world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/grahamr/
 
Description H7O: Global Water Security Innovations and Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised a major international symposium on water security. Led to follow on interactions with industry and national and international researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Hub Air Malaysia Webinar #10 - Stop The River Pollution (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact For the tenth session of the webinar, we invited Ts. Dr. Nur Syarmimi Zaidi, one of our research fellows in IPASA, UTM. The topic is about the role and importance of rivers in Malaysia, topic on the water quality. Other than that, she emphasised on the difference of point and non-point of river pollution. If this pollution is not controlled, health rates is decline because of the effects of polluted river water, deterioration of biological systems and diversity.

More discussion will take place, particularly on this issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hub Air Malaysia Webinar: Johor Water Resource Development: Planning, Realities and Challenges (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The webinar aims to discuss about the Johor Water Resource Development on planning, realities and challenges in maintaining the good quality of water resources and how BAKAJ play their role to encounter the challenges in ensuring the development to follow the plan.

Better understanding of water resource development in Johor (i.e.: structure, functions, scope and gaps), and also how BAKAJ respond towards a scenario stimulation (i.e.: in the case of pollution).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hub presentation in the regional (Valle del Cauca) board of research (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recognition and commitment to the project by regional institutions at the research board of UESValle, Cali
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hub presentation in the regional (Valle del Cauca) board of strategic projects (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recognition and commitment to the project by regional institutions, and community organisations at board of strategic projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hub presentation to FECOSER (partnership of community-managed water supply systems) assembly meeting (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recognition and commitment to the project by community organisations (FECOSER)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Hub presentations in the regional (Valle del Cauca) board of research, board of strategic projects and to FECOSER (partnership of community-managed water supply systems) assembly meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recognition and commitment to the project by: regional institutions at the research board of UESValle, Cali; community organisations at board of strategic projects and
community organisations (FECOSER) providing institutional and community commitments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IIT Madras Research Initiatives Spotlight (IRIS) Webinar (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mr. Sayantan Samui attended the IIT Madras Research Initiatives Spotlight (IRIS) Webinar on "Water and Sustainability through Circular Economy Principles" organized by Indian Institute of Technology Madras. IIT Madras is highlighting the major research initiatives being pursued in emerging areas of global interest and they are reaching out to the international as well as the Indian scientific community and the public to engage with them. The theme of this webinar was "Renewable Energy and Materials for Energy".

Awareness gained, Knowledge sharing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Impacts of COVID-19 on Water Industry: Malaysia Victoria Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) through its UTMSHINE (Strategy for Harnessing and Inspiring Excellent Researchers) program is conducting a joint-webinar sessions between UTM and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia (UTM-RMIT webinar). The primary purpose of the joint-webinar sessions is to foster stronger collaborations between UTM and RMITs researchers in various field of science, engineering and technology within the scope of Sustainable Development Goals with the aim of disseminating knowledge, sharing of best practices and state-of-the-art findings from both universities (and their partners/ stakeholders) to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://events.utm.my/event/impacts-of-covid-19-on-water-industry-malaysia-victoria-perspective/
 
Description Inagural Session: Introduction to Ecological Economics (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Weekly seminar coordinated by Mario and Paola from Uni Valle team with the overarching theme of Ecological Economics. Each week invites Colombian and International speakers to explore a different theme within ecological topics, with water often being a central theme. At the beginning of each seminar the Hub is introduced and explained by Mario or Paola. This inaugural session hosted Professor Joan Martínez Alier from the University of Barcelona.

Expanded the reach nationally and internationally of the Hub among students, professors and professionals as well as the well respected speakers that participate each week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kapv2J97pM4
 
Description Institution Civil Engineers 5th Annual Lecture on Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Climate Resilient Infrastructure", Institution Civil Engineers, Stantec and Heriot Watt: 5th Annual Lecture on Resilience, October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Collaboration in Water Affairs Innovation International Symposium (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium was conducted by National Applied Research Laboratories, NARLabs and New Southbound Policy Project Office, MOST. The symposium gathered experts from National Tsing Hua University, National Cheng Kung University, RMIT University, and Adelaide University of Australia, Nanyang Technological University to share experiences of cross-border technology collaboration on water affairs. The symposium also featured scholars exchanging experiences of improving domestic water use through innovative water treatment technologies. As for Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Yusop was invited as the keynote speaker to deliver his knowledge mainly on challenges and opportunity in making water as Sustainable and Competitive Sector in Malaysia. By the end of the symposium, they have a discussion and Q&A from the public to be answered by the speakers.

Better understanding of water affairs as well as the experiences faced of each country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description International Online Seminar 2020 - Challenges of Water Resources Management in the New Normal Era (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof. Zulkifli Yusop has been invited as keynote speaker for this international online seminar organised by Universitas Islam Lamongan, Indonesia, to discuss and share their expertise on the challenges of water resources management in the new normal era.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.timesindonesia.co.id/read/news/295669/prodi-teknik-sipil-unisla-kaji-pengelolaan-air-mel...
 
Description International Online Seminar 2020 - Challenges of Water Resources Management in the New Normal Era (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact To share information (and learn from them)

Prof. Zulkifli Yusop has been invited as keynote speaker for this international online seminar organised by Universitas Islam Lamongan, Indonesia, to discuss and share their expertise on the challenges of water resources management in the new normal era.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description International webinar with governments of UK-INDIA-NETHERLANDS on WATER SECURITY: PATHWAY TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FCDO led webinar to discuss WATER SECURITY: PATHWAY TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE as part of a UK-INDIA-NETHERLANDS government collaboration, Wed 9 Dec 2020. British Deptuy High Commissioner for India introduced the session to develop the partnership with Prof Hope providing a global synthesis based on UK science from the REACH and GCRF Water Security Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview and Video Shooting with Director BAKAJ for Virtual Field Trip Video and Collaboratory Presentation Video (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A meeting was arranged to meet with Mr. Riduan, the director of BAKAJ. Purpose of the meeting mainly is to obtain his view and perspective, as one of our main project stakeholders, on issues, challenges, and other related water management matters happening in Johor River Basin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview of Prof. A K Gosain - "Why Delhi roads get flooded every monsoon" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. A K Gosain gave an interview to the English news daily "The Hindu" highlighting reasons about "Why Delhi roads get flooded every monsoon". He talks about how a drainage master plan, if implemented, could have offered a lasting solution to the perennial problem of flooding in NCT of Delhi.

Awareness to the general public who are primarily affected during floods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview of Prof. AK Gosain - "Climate change may result in higher intensity of rainfall in NCR" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. A K Gosain gave an interview to the English News daily "The New Indian Express" talking about the adverse effects of Climate Change and its specific implications on the National Capital Region in India. He also mentioned about the recent webinar conducted by IIT Delhi in association with the GCRF funded "Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub" in which he moderated the panel discussion on "Climate Change" with various domain experts engaged in lively discussions about its current scenario, impact and solutions in context of Delhi and India, at large.

Awareness to the general public and promotion of the Water Security Hub activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview on fast fashion/water quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Reuters on water quality impacts of fashion based on report from Water Witness International. Reproduced by many different media outlets internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/fast-fashion-spurs-bleach-like-pollution-africas-rivers-report-...
 
Description Interview with the FT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview about coastal climate change risks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ft.com/content/5de27c61-0095-4add-8076-7469b27a4bb8
 
Description Introduction to Online Course Creation for UTM Professional Courses (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To share about the e-learning platform provided by UTM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Investigating the impact of water pollution on ecosystem degradation and human health in Upper Awash (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Dr. Bitew Kassaw together with WLRC water quality team conducted sample collection and laboratory analysis with collaboration of Abbay Basin Development Office (ABDO) (for heavy metal analysis) and Ministry of water and Energy (MoWE), Ethiopia. The sampling points are along the river course of Little and Big Akaki and lake Aba-Samuel in-let and out let up until the Awash-Melka Kunture catchment junction point in Upper Awash basin. The objective of the study was to investigate the impact of water pollution on ecosystem degradation and human health.

Preparation of two draft manuscripts are underway
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Key Stakeholders Consultative Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aim of this workshop was to highlight/update the key stakeholders on the progresses made and consult on the way forward

Under this project since it's launching a series of meetings and detailed research planning has been conducted. Hence, at this stage the two implementing institutions Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The aim of the workshop was presenting the research activities planned to the key stakeholders with the aim of highlighting on the progresses made and consult on the way forward. A total of 48 participants attended representing 31 stakeholders from Federal, Regional, International and NGO's organizations have attended the consultative workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote speaker Miller Alonso Camargo Valero at 2nd IWA Latin American and Caribbean Young Water Professional Conference: Towards Sustainable Development. 8-12 Nov 2020, Manizales, Colombia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact There were follow up enquiries regarding this research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iwa-network.org/events/2do-latinoamerican-and-caribbean-young-water-professional-conferences...
 
Description Keynote speech at the 2022 IC-ENSURES Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk on the impacts of climate change on cities at the International Conference on Environment and Resource Sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.utm.my/ipasa/icensures2022/
 
Description Keynote talk at the 27TH Meeting of the Spanish Society for Microbiology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at the special symposium at the Spanish Microbiology Society meeting on antimicrobial resistance )AMR). It brought experts from across Europe. Graham's presentation was on environmental AMR spread, including results from the Darwin, Sneaky Bacteria and other projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Kisgó Seed Festival (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Community wide seed festival in the Kisgó reservation celebrating, learning about, and trading seeds.

Deeper understanding of seed sovereignty processes, semi-structured interviews with community members, strengthening relationships with the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Launch of SHARE research project (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This event was the official launch of the research project SHARE which is a complimentary project to the Water Security Hub specifically in the Upper Cauca River Basin in the department of Cauca. Participants from all municipalities and communities were invited to learn more about the project,it's connection to the Hub, raise questions, and connect with other participants of the project. Press covered the event and it was shared across several platforms including the University's, CRC, and Town Hall.

As this was one of the first events, the project will continue its roll out into the first phase of characterizing the production systems and hydrological systems within the areas of study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.facebook.com/ShareCauca/photos/pcb.110131668074558/110131188074606/
 
Description Launching Working (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A multimillion Kunzila project launching workshop funded by the Dutch Government that was attended to share information (and learn from them)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Leadership Training Water Initiative South Asia (WISA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Academics and NGO professionals working on water in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal) participated in a research leadership workshop in Dubai organized by the British Council as part of its South Asia science programmes. Experiences from international collaboration projects were shared with the participants by Prof David Werner, from Newcastle University, who participated as a trainer and mentor for participants from Water Aid, Nepal, Oxfam, Bangladesh and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/davidwerner/2019/12/12/leadership-training-water-initiative-south-asia-wisa/
 
Description Lecture "Sowing, harvesting and conserving water" (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conference to present different visions of water, communities (indigenous and urban communities, institutions, in urban-rural contexts.

A new institutional actor is linked to the hub's collaboration network to support the dissemination of environmental issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lecture at OMS for Alice in Typhoidland on water quality/climate ("Climate change and water") 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Katrina Charles on research on climate impacts on water quality to academic and practitioner audience. Outcome: Collaboration with researchers on plague on climatic impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://visit.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/event/alice-in-typhoidland
 
Description Lecture series in Paraguay - Marcos Baluja 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Marcos Baluja was invited to provide a series of lectures and tutorials on environmental AMR in Paraguay related to work from the project. The series spanned August and September 2019, and included six lectures in medical, environmental and governmental agencies, but also meetings with senior politicians, including the the Minister of the Environment. An MOU between Newcastle University UNA in Asuncion, which will lead to mutual projects, and student and staff exchanges between the two universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Live Broadcast with Astro Awani on high tides phenomenon (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof. Zulkifli had the opportunity to broadcast live on Astro Awani to share his views on the high tide phenomenon and monsoon rains on floods following the announcement by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) on the matter.

More discussion/sharing session among the collaborators particularly on high tide and flood issues in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting and Agreement: Collaborative Platform for the Recovery of the Upper Cauca River Basin (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The members this agreement between public and private entities share the interest of taking individual and collective actions to form the platform collaborative for the recovery of the upper Cauca River basin, within the framework of the constitutional, legal and mission of each entity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting for study on assessment of environmental flow of river Yamuna by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Expert member on the Guidance Committee, attended the meeting through video conferencing to discuss the draft final report submitted by the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee on "Assessment of environmental flow in river Yamuna (from Hathnikund barrage to Okhla barrage)".
Informed decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting of REMUS users Melendez River Sub-basin, Cali city (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact REMUS - Reserva Municipal de Uso Sostenible - Melendez River. Virtual meeting with Users, 200 assistants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting to identify needs by stakeholders AQUACOL and FECOSER (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The issues that each of the organizations need to strengthen related to water security were identified and in which the Project can accompany.

Accompanying topics included in the action plan of the Hub Project, Collaboratory Colombia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting to validate digitalization of social cartography workshop (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A virtual meeting to share and validate the digitized version of the maps that were created after the social cartography workshop in the reservation of Kisgó.

For the first time, the current leaders of the reservation were able to confirm on a map with satellite images of the Kisgó territory the exact limits they consider to mark the reservation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Action for Food Production (AFPRO) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The meeting was organized to share with AFPRO some of activities pertaining to their interest and undertaken by the UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub and invite team AFPRO to participate in possible ways to collaborate and engage in knowledge exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Action for Food Production (AFPRO) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The meeting was organized to follow-up with AFPRO on the last meeting discussion held with them about their participation in possible ways to collaborate and engage in knowledge exchange.
Discussion on engagement with team AFPRO with respect to some activities for which they have in-house capabilities like to conduct resistivity survey and carry out detailed groundwater management studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with BAKAJ on TMDL project at Skudai River, Johor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the meeting is to discuss on the TMDL project at Skudai River, Johor. Additionally, the meeting discussed on the suggestion of bringing in Water Resource State Council (Technical Department).

The meeting was held to discuss on submitting a proposal for the TMDL project at Skudai River, Johor. Preparation works and also suggestion to bring in Water Resource Johor State Council (Technical Department) to participate in the TMDL project as well.

Another meeting will be set up with Johor State Council (Technical Department).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with BAKAJ on collaboration in GCRF Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To introduce GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development hub, and discuss the direction of GCRF research projects with the involvement of BAKAJ.

"The meeting is organised to meet with the director of BAKAJ, to inform on IPASA has been awarded GCRF to establish GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub and the research projects that will be conducted. At the same time, discussions on the future directions as well as role of BAKAJ in the
GCRF research projects was carried out as well."

Through the meeting, it has been identified that BAKAJ is a key player in the development of Johor River Basin Management (JRBM). Malaysia collaboratory will work together with BAKAJ in setting up integrated river basin management in Johor, while BAKAJ will provide important and necessary information and data required in carrying out the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Bureau of Agriculture (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduce the project and present on the deteriorating trend of the natural resources base - land, water and the hydroecosystem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Consejo Departamental de Política Ambiental y de Gestión Integral del Recurso Hídrico (CODEPARH) (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To articulate the project in the Community Information System initiative. Andrés Toro and Mariela García
Articulation of the project in the Community Information System initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Coofan Indigenous Reservation Authority (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting with the indigenous community representatives in order to know about their History and life plan

water relationships context of the Coofan indigenous community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Deputy Director of Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To understand the culture and distribution of indigenous people who lives along Johor River Basin and explore the potential cultural value of Johor River Basin.

From the meeting, it was known that there are several indigenous villages that leaded by 'Tok Batin' (community representatives) along Johor River Basin. The villagers are still remain the culture and tradition in their daily lifestyles such as fishing, transportation and attire.

Inputs on understanding the culture and distribution of indigenous people who lives along Johor River Basin and explore the potential cultural value of Johor River Basin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Director of National Department For Culture And Arts Johor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To investigate the cultural practice of community along Johor River. From the meeting, it was known that there is belief and cultural practice of 'Orang Seletar' (an indigenous ethnic). Cultural practice of community along Johor River were identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with EMCALI representative (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with the EMCALI treatment plant manager

Water conflict characterization from the water utility enterprise perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Farallones National Park UASPENN representatives (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recognition of water catchments and conflicts in the National park area of the Meléndez Upper river Basin,

identification of water catchments and conflicts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Indigenous Kisgo People, Authorities of Kisgo Reservation (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Rachael presented her thesis and RRF Agroecology project to the government body of the autonomous territory of the Kisgo reservation in hopes of collaborating and conducting research activities in the territory. Proposals were well received and approved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with JACUAVI (Community water utility of Villacarmelo - Cali) (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with JACUAVI's representatives to identify water conflicts in Villacarmelo

Water conflicts identification in Villacarmelo - Meléndez Upper river Basin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Manager Assistant of Tourism Department of South East Johore Development Authority (KEJORA) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact There is a high value of tourism in Johor River Basin for the current and future planned development by KEJORA to enhance the infrastructure near the river and villages to attract tourists by promoting the tradition and heritage of villagers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Principal Assistant Director of Department of Environment (DOE) Johor (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The value is very much depends on the activities of community who live there. Other than environmental value, there are recreational value at Johor river basin as people fishing there.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The research team at Unicauca sat down with leaders of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca to formally discuss how we can more closely collaborate on events and programs related to water security.

Point people were designated between the two groups, and a follow up meeting was set for 3 December to discuss more in detail ways to collaborate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Rural Water Utility (Buitrera-Cali) respresentatives (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact identification of water catchment conflicts of Buitrera township
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Secretary of Malaysian Historical Society (Johor) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To understand the history of the Johor River and explore the potential history value of Johor River Basin

Inputs on the history of Johor River and its Basin were gained.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Villacarmelo-Cali with Local Board president (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Villacarmelo-Cali Local Board president about the administration of the township related to water resources

Planning of activities and involment with the president board in the Water Security Hub project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with senior officers of the Delhi Jal Board for collection of data and information. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A team of three researchers from School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi visited Delhi Jal Board. Discussions were conducted about sharing data and information regarding water supply and demand for Delhi city. This process of data collection continues.

After discussions on the project Delhi Jal Board Officers, they agreed to share data on water with us after completion of certain formalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an impact meeting and interaction. The National Institute of Urban Affairs has been outsourced by DDA to prepare a draft of the Master Plan for Delhi, 2041. After a presentation by the NIUA, dissucsions were held on proposed Master Plan for Delhi 2041. Questions and discussions majorly focussed on future water demand, and water supply. NIUA assured SPA New Delhi about inclusion of our research outcome in the master plan as far as possible. NIUA has agreed to consider our research outcome for inclusion in their policy on water and sanitation in the development plan.

NIUA agreed in this meeting that SPA team could come and meet quarterly to discuss progress of Master Plan making. They also assured us about inclusion of our research outcome on water security in the master plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with the Ríos & Ciudades Foundation, UES, AQUACOL and Univalle (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact To learn about existing digital platforms related to citizen science. Andrés Toro and Mariela García
Information gathering about existing digital platforms related to citizen science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with the local Environmental Authority - CVC (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Recognition of water conflicts in the forest national reservation area of the Melénde Upper River Basin

Water conflicts identification
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with the officials of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting was attended with the officials of National Mission for Clean Ganga and Delhi Jal Board to apprise them about the research work being carried out by IIT Delhi under the GCRF Water Security project. A proposal to create a GIS based framework for decision making in present status of water supply, sewage generation and sewage treatment in space and time for NCT of Delhi was discussed. This would bring all the data related to these services to a common platform and help in real time monitoring of these services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with the prioritized Rural Community Water Supply Organizations (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact To present the RRF project and define the person who will represent them. Andrés Toro and Mariela García.
Asocascajal, Asociación de Acueductos de la Castilla
Presentation of the RRF project and definition of the representative person.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meetings with Acuamondomo, Acuanariño, Acuasur (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meetings for the discussion and planning of the community information system
Advances on the community information system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meetings with stakeholders of the Melendez River Sub-basin, Cali city (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meetings with stakeholders of the Melendez River Sub-basin, Cali city
Fundación Acuarela, Mariposario Azul., Rios y Ciudades (3), Junta de Acción Comunal - Villacarmelo.
(Watercolor Foundation, Mariposario Azul., Rivers and Cities (3), Community Action Board - Villacarmelo)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meting with All India council for Technical Education, Government of India, New Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A Postgraduate Model Curriculum has been prepared and submitted, which also included an elective on Water Security. When approved by appropriate committees, it would apply to all approved planning institutions in India.

The committee has submitted the postgraduate curriculum to the AICTE after nation wide discussions at various fora. The model curriculum has been accepted but requires final ratification from competent authorities. We are also preparing Model Undergraduate Planning Curriculum for the four year Bachelor of Planning degree programme. This will be submitted before the end of March 2020.

Impact on planning academy throughout the country is expected in the next two to three years, when full Model Curriculum gets implemented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mitigating exposure risks to occupational health and safety hazard for wastewater collection and management in Addis Ababa.(Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The objective of the meeting was to share the major finding of the "occupational health and safety awareness of sewage collection, transport and treatment workers" survey that we conducted and to receive their feedback on the identified problems in the survey. Moreover, it was also conducted to create awareness on the research activities that are being conducted with the support of GCRF project in Akaki River and wastewater treatment workers.
Feedback was received from AAWSA that will help to shape the research activity to have greater impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Moderated a global webinar for the United Nations Environment Programme on AMR in the Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held a global webinar on AMR in the Environment, which was broadcast around the world on November 20, 2021. Myself and Prof Yong-Guan Zhu (Senior Scientist at the Chinese Academy of Science) were the moderators. My own role was to bridge between speakers and I chaired a roundtable discussion after the invited speakers presented the work. The webinar has over 9000 attendees, which UNEP announced afterwards was the most attendees they had ever had at public webinar on health-related topics. It was viewed as a huge success and displayed our groups expertise across research themes. After the webinar, I was contacted by senior health officials from numerous countries to discuss the implications of the narrative from the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.koushare.com/lives/room/262942
 
Description Mondomo's meetings for waste water management (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting for the tecnical support on waste water management. Mayor's Office of Santander de Quilichao, Aquamondomo, To explore investment planning at Mondomo related with waste water management. Miguel Peña, Natalia Duque, Andrés Toro.
Field visit: Mondomo's sewage system and posible location of the waste water treatment plant
Presentation of the RRF project and definition of the representative person.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Monthly Meetings with ASOCAMPO (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Monthly virtual meetings with ASOCAMPO to advance Uni Cauca RRF Agroecology project
Advancement in research activities, building relationship, better understanding of the basin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Monthly Meetings with Educational Institute Misak Mama Manuela (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Monthly virtual meetings with Professors of the k-11 Misak school Mama Manuela to advance Uni Cauca RRF Agroecology project
Advancement in research activities, building relationship, better understanding of the basin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Monthly Meetings with Universidad del Cauca Environmental Science Research Group (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Updates, theoretical discussion, and presentations with the undergraduate Environmental Science research group. These students will be involved as student monitors during PhD research as well as involvement in community workshops.
Help with research activities, experience for Undergrad students in an international research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description National water quality roadmap workshop (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Designing the surface water quality monitoring network and determine the required monitoring stations; reviewing and ratifying national quality standards for ambient water and discharge water; setup treated wastewater discharge permit and tariff systems and preparation of solid & sludge waste management system design guideline.
First draft national ambient water pollution control roadmap is prepared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Online Forum: How Should We Price Out Consultation Fee, Product and Contract Research? (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to be one of the panelists for an online forum organised by Faculty of Engineering , UTM and Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC), UTM. The online forum aims to create a platform for discussions on the pricing for consultation fee, product and contract research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Online Water Hub Malaysia Webinar #7 - Johor River towards IR4.0 Technology with Tok Abdul Ramlee Abdul Rahman (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact For our 7th session for Online Water Hub Malaysia Webinar #7 - Johor River towards IR4.0 Technology, we invited Tok Abdul Ramlee Abdul Rahman, the Head of the Sungai Telor Village. This session was moderated by Dr. Nor Eliza. He talked about the water issues and his worries about the village due to the development project that happening in the area. He hoped that all stakeholders that are involved in the development project to be responsible and to avoid from doing any damage to the water quality in Johor River. He said that it is important for the developer or planner to make a proper plan before any project started in maintaining the best water quality and environment in Johor River area. Besides that, he discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop. We also received a lot of good feedbacks from the public and this shows that they are interested and aware of the Johor River situations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online Water Hub Malaysia Webinar #9 - In conjunction with Environment Day on Improving Water Quality is Our Responsibility (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In conjunction with Environment Day, for our ninth session on Online Water Hub Malaysia Webinar we invited Mr. Muhamad Amirul Syafiq bin Khairuddin, the Environmental Control Officer from Johor State Department of Environment to share his opinion on our responsibility in improving Water Quality. The event was moderated by our Research Assistant - Ms. Wan Asiah Nurjannah. The speaker started his presentation with the explanation on the regulations, rules and orders contained in Environmental Quality Act (EQA) 1974. Other than that, the role of Department of Environment in controlling the pollution of inland waters (rivers) by industry such as through enforcement or monitoring through periodic operations, cross-state operations and cross-border operations. He also shared some of the monitoring program they conducted to determine the current status of river water quality, and detect sources of pollution such as the water quality measurement (Manual & Auto) and also determination of river water quality status based on National Water Quality Standards and Water Quality Index comparisons. Besides that, he talked about the action made by DOE of Johor State in increasing the river water quality in Malaysia by enforcement of EQA 1974, river water quality monitoring and awareness activity by industries, schools and community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online Webinar on Flood Disaster Risk Awareness (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In conjunction to Celebration of Flood Disaster Risk Awareness Response UTM, Institute for Life-Ready Graduate (UTM iLeaGue), UTM in collaboration with the State Department of Education of Johor State and Pahang State and Youbaby Million Sdn Bhd company organized an online webinar on Flood Disaster Risk Awareness. Dr. Nor Eliza Alias, Co-Investigator from WS3 Hydrology was invited as the speaker for this webinar and Dr. Zulfaqar Sa'adi assisted her for the interactive game session.
For about 150 primary school students (age between 10 to 12 years old) from 60 schools in Pahang and Johor states participated in this event. The webinar covered the topic of understanding floods and what can we do before, during and after floods occurs. The program ends with an online game developed by GCRF-Water Security Hub through https://waterpurity.github.io/Clean-the-River/index.html that was demonstrated by Dr. Zulfaqar.

The students understand and learned about the things that they can do if there's flood occur in their area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with ex-village headman of Kampung Makam (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the headman of Kampung Makam, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well, even though there were some disturbance due to internet connection at their village. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the Chief of the village headmen (District of Kota Tinggi) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the new Chief of the village headmen (district of Kota Tinggi), to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the NGO member (Grassroot and Save the rivers) (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the NGO, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the new village headman (Kampung Makam) (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the new village headman of Kampung Makam, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the president of the Youth Club of Kampung Sayong Pinang (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the president of Youth Club of Kampung Sayong Pinang, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagment with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the village headman (Kampung Kelantan) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the village headman of Kampung Kelantan, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the village headman (Kampung Kong Kong) (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the village headman of Kampung Kong Kong, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with the village headman (Kampung Layang-Layang) (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the village headman of Kampung Layang-layang, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online meeting with village headman of Kampung Sungai Telor (virtual coffee talk) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the online meeting (virtual coffee talk) with the headman of Kampung Makam, to update him with the result of previous stakeholder meeting on 17 Feb. In this online engagement with community, the discussion went well, even though there were some disturbance due to internet connection at their village. We discussed and exchanged ideas and views on the suggestions proposed by the water managers and governors.

We have further engagement on the appointment of enumerators for questionnaire survey later. More discussion will take place, particularly during the co-creation workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online webinar with all stakeholders especially community (#10) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is monthly engagement activity organised by IPASA-UTM. Through frequent engagement using livestream on Facebook, everyone who is interested about the topic especially general public are welcomed to join the webinar for free. This activity is like a dialogue of knowledge where we can share knowledge to the general public and they can express their views and comments through the chat function on FB (sharing knowledge and mutually learning process)The recordings will made available on GCRF Water Security Hub - Malaysia Collaboratory (FB Page) so everyone can check out the content of the webinar if they can't make it and join the Q&A session on the livestream day.

We will have further webinars by inviting different speakers among researchers and non-researchers (different agencies and institutions).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation at International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessing the role of global datasets for flood risk management at national and catchment scales by Mark V Bernhofen, Sarah Cooper, Mark Trigg, Anna Mdee, Andrew Carr, Ajay Bhave, Yady Solano-Correa, Edgar Pencue-Fierro, Ermias Teferi, Alemseged Tamiru Haile, Zulkifli Yusop, Nor Alias, Zulfaqar Sa'adi, Muhamad Bin Ramzan, C T Dhanya, Prabhakar Shukla at the American Geophysical Union Conference, New Orleans - USA, 15th December 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/Pages/About
 
Description Oral presentation at the 5th international Congress on Environmental Sciences (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation at the 5th international Congress on Environmental Sciences: Develop and present a proposal about the research project framework: "Hydro-social valuation from a pluralist perspective".

To introduce the impontance of a Hydro-social valuation froma a pluralist perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Panel Discussion on National TV (Rajya Sabha TV) - "Staying Ahead on Climate Change" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited as a panelist on a program on "Staying Ahead with Climate Change" telecast on the Rajya Sabha TV channel. The program was to discuss the G-20 meeting with special reference to Indian Prime Minister's emphasis on the collective and integrated approach required to take forward the Paris climate change agreement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Meetings in Jamundí (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation of the PES scheme for the articulation with the public water entreprise in Jamundí.

Funding seeking to reforestation activities under the PES scheme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Personal highlighted interview in an international magazine aimed healthcare professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Graham was interviewed by Health Europa on relationships between sanitation and the spread of antibiotic resistance. The article was presented as a series of question and answers, specifically aimed at informing medical practitioners on the importance on environmental factors on human health. The article highlighted new methods we developed for tracking AMR in environmental samples in less developed countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.healtheuropa.eu/sanitations-role-in-reducing-the-spread-of-amr/113200/
 
Description Physical site visit and survey to the villages - Kampung Makam & Kampung Kelantan (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We went to Kampung Makam & kampung Kelantan, to meet with village headmen/gatekeepers and the potential enumerators that our team has asked the help of village headmen/gatekeepers to nominate in previous engagement.

We gave the briefing and trained the enumerators, before they started the questionnaire survey in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Physical site visit and survey to the villages - Tmn Sayong Pinang, Kampung Orang Asli Sayong Pinang (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We went to Bandar Tenggara - Taman Sayong Pinang and Kampung Orang Asli Sayong Pinang, to meet with village headmen/gatekeepers and the potential enumerators that our team has asked the help of village headmen/gatekeepers to nominate in previous engagement.

We gave the briefing and trained the enumerators, before they started the questionnaire survey in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Physical site visit and survey to the villages - kampung Sungai Telor, Kampung Johor Lama & Kampung Kong Kong Laut (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We went to Kampung Sungai Telor, Kampung Johor Lama & Kampung Kong Kong Laut, to meet with village headmen/gatekeepers and the potential enumerators that our team has asked the help of village headmen/gatekeepers to nominate in previous engagement.

We gave the briefing and trained the enumerators, before they started the questionnaire survey in the area (Kampung Sungai Telor). However, more visit to brief and train the enumerators will have to be took place in Kampung Johor Laut and Kampung Kong Kong Laut. There is a change of village headman of Kampung Johor Lama, so we have to re-engage with the new village headman and gain his trust - he has agreed to bring this matter to his committee members of the village. For Kampung Kong Kong Laut, this is the first time we meet and engage with the village headman, so he has agreed of the activity, however more visit/online training will be needed to train the enumerators - the enumerators are absent on the day we visited .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Plan Preparation Meeting for IRBM Sg. Johor, Johor Darul Takzim " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To introduce GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development hub, and discuss the direction of GCRF research projects with the involvement of Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia.

It was recognized that Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia has a great role at the federal government level in developing IRBM in Sg. Johor, especially at the early stage of the GCRF project.. Their involvement and support is imprortant, as the agency has undeniable level of influence at the national level. Their participation in GCRF project is notably important, and definitely will include the agency in future meetings/workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Planting of Native trees in the reservation of Kisgó (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Members of the research team participated in a large-scale native tree planting for as part of the process of the sowing of water in the Kisgó reservation.

Semi-structured interviews with key members of the Kishu community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster Presentation by Pasos J A, Baker A, Camargo-Valero M A at 2nd IWA Latin American and Caribbean Young Water Professional Conference: Towards Sustainable Development. 8-12 Nov 2020, Manizales, Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Poster presentation at a Conference by
Pasos J A, Baker A, Camargo-Valero M A. Opportunities for developing sustainable aquaculture production systems through nutrient recycling using duckweed. 2nd IWA Latin American and Caribbean Young Water Professional Conference: Towards Sustainable Development. 8-12 Nov 2020, Manizales, Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iwa-network.org/events/2do-latinoamerican-and-caribbean-young-water-professional-conferences...
 
Description Poster presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Assessing the role of global datasets for flood risk management at national and catchment scales, Mark V Bernhofen, Sarah Cooper, Mark A Trigg, Anna Mdee, Andrew Carr, Ajay Bhave at the ECMWF Joint Virtual Workshop "Connecting global to local hydrological modelling and forecasting: scientific advances and challenges" 29 June - 1 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about
 
Description Poster presentation by Mark Bernhofen titled "Assessing the role of Global Datasets for Flood Risk Management at National and Catchment Scales" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Bernhofen presented a poster entitled "Assessing the role of Global Datasets for Flood Risk Management at National and Catchment Scales" at the ECMWF Join Virtual Workshop on 'Connecting global to local hydrological modelling and forecasting: scientific advances and challenges'. The feedback on the poster was very positive. The general consensus was that this is much needed work, especially the intercomparison of multiple different flood risk datasets and also the consideration of the national flood management context and the local capacity to use the data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://events.ecmwf.int/event/222/timetable/
 
Description Presentation and discussion webinar (NOIR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Webinar on Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance organised by Regional Studies Association Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalism (NOIR) based in Pitsburgh USA. There is a planned special issue in Territory, Politics, Governance on "Water Infrastructure and Regional Governance in Global Perspective" coming from this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/water-infrastructure-and-regional-governance/#!
 
Description Presentation at Postgraduate conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Outline of research with 3-min video presentation entitled: Hidden failures: assessing public health risks in intermittent water supply systems by Ángela Bayona-Valderrama
at Postgraduate Conference - School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at Postgraduate conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Manipulation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii triggers luxury phosphorus uptake behaviour and enhances phosphorus removal by Tatiana Zúñiga-Burgos. Postgraduate Conference - School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds. 22nd September 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation by Zúñiga Burgos T, Slocombe S, Baker A, Camargo-Valero M A at 2nd IWA Latin American and Caribbean Young Water Professional Conference: Towards Sustainable Development. 8-12 Nov 2020, Manizales, Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Zúñiga Burgos T, Slocombe S, Baker A, Camargo-Valero M A presented on Phosphorus control and recovery from wastewater using microalgae: the role of Chlamydomonas reinhadtii as a model organism. Follow up requests for information were received and discussion was sparked afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iwa-network.org/events/2do-latinoamerican-and-caribbean-young-water-professional-conferences...
 
Description Presentation of the results of the characterization of the water management organizations associated with FECOSER (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The results of the characterization were presented and the attendees made comments about the data that generated doubts

Different outcomes recognised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to African Academy of Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of lessons learned from the Hub about building networks and international research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Procter and Gamble Global Innovation Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk on water security presenting the Hub to Procter and Gable SPARK event with attendance of the Corporate Sustainability Officer, Vice-Presidents for Corporate R&D and Home Care R&D, as well as senior Directors and technologists from across P&G businesses.
Supporting the collaboration with P&G to submit other GCRF bids that can be linked to the Hub, particularly in India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Press release/comment on progress on drinking water and sanitation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release comment on the latest figures on progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 on access to safe drinking water and sanitation, that was picked up by multiple media outlets, including the Telegraph and industry publications. The comment highlighted the challenges of climate change on achieving and sustaining progress towards SDG6, and helped to raise the profile of the work with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/billions-still-lack-access-clean-water-...
 
Description Program: Knowledge Sharing - Pensive Flood Phenomenon (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Knowledge Sharing was hosted by the UTM Library team. Due the recent phenomenon that occurred in Malaysia at the beginning of year 2022, the session was mainly about the flood occurrence. Pensive Flood Phenomenon is occurred when the flood water receded only after two days of occurrence. The sharing session brought together three experts/speakers that work closely in handling flood. Prof. Zulkifli Yusop from Hydrology team, Dr. Maketab - Professor in Water Quality and Water Quality Modelling, UTM and Sir Rasidi Md Yunos - Fire Chief, Head of Zone 4, Johor State Fire & Rescue Department.

More discussion/sharing session among the collaborators particularly on flood issues in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Programme on "Flood - Relief and Rescue" telecasted on DD News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to speak on a program on "Flood - Relief and Rescue" telecast on the Doordarshan Hindi News channel. The program was to discuss the current flood situation in northern and north eastern parts of India. He gave insight into the causes of flood, the geographical scenarios that makes flooding a natural phenomenon in certain locations and the importance of rescue over prevention in those areas. He also discussed about the technology initiatives taken by IIT Delhi together with India Meteorological Department (IMD) to forecast the real time flood that can assist in planning the rescue operations well within time in these areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Progress socialisation of the riverbed filtration construction project as NBS at the Puerto Mallarino plant (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Socialisation of the progress of the riverbed filtration construction project as SBN at the Puerto Mallarino plant. 6 interviews were applied to the attendees to create a video of the experiences.

Video: Socialisation of the progress of the riverbed filtration construction project as SBN at the Puerto Mallarino plant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Public MSc thesis defence on "Implications of Watershed Management Practices on Water Availability Using Hydrus 1D Model (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr.Ermias Teferi organized the event of MSc thesis defence for MSc student supported by the ARUA (African research Universities Alliance) Water CoE (center of excellence). Soil hydrology data and meteorological data for the thesis work were obtained from REACH-WLRC Project and designing, analyzing the data, write-up of the thesis were carried out by Dr.Ermias Teferi from the Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub project funded by the UK Research and Innovation's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). After the presentation, important new ideas were raised by the audience. This was an event where ARUA, REACH , and GCRF integrated well for a research work on "Implications of Watershed Management Practices on Water Availability Using Hydrus 1D Model in Aba Gerima Watershed, Upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia"

New ideas identified; written output such as thesis report produced and manuscript prepared
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Rapid Response Fund (RFF) planning meetings community water management and covid-19 (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In the RRF, meetings to guide the collaborative work with the member of AQUACOL and FECOSER, who participate as researchers in this Project

New tasks identified and assigned
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Round table discussion with the director general of WHO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Round table with Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, on Global Health Challenges and Technology innovations, at a round-table discussion, before Newcastle University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Medicine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/davidwerner/2019/07/22/visit-from-the-who-director-general/
 
Description Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Graham DW and Collignon P (9 June 2020 • 06:00 am) The Conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/scientists-around-the-world-are-already-fighting-the-next-pandemic-11524...
 
Description Second meeting with the officials of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. A.K. Gosain attended second meeting with the officials of National Mission for Clean Ganga and Delhi Jal Board to discuss and take further actions about the project to create a GIS based framework for decision making in present status of water supply, sewage generation and sewage treatment in space and time for NCT of Delhi. Discussion also held about nominating a Nodal Officer from individual involved agencies to assist as single contact point for coordinated provisioning of the required data. Role of GSDL for provisioning of restricted data also discussed.

"Following actions identified:
1. Nomination of Nodal Officers
2. DJB will submit request to GSDL in this project's regard
3. Readily available raw data to be shared with IITD by involved agencies"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Selangor Water Forum for World Water Day 2021 Selangor State Level (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited as one of the Moderator for this forum organised by Selangor Water Management Authority (SMWA) with the theme of "Valuing Water". This forum talked about the value, challenges and the importances of water resources management in the new era.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Semester long international seminar: Ecological Economics (14 seminars) (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 14 sessions international virtual seminar (zoom). 28 lecturers, 18 of them international.
1,550 people signed up for the seminar. 55.9% were women, 21.4% were undergraduate students, 20.7% graduate students, 13.3% professors, 11.8% researchers, and 9.3% NGO representatives and community organizations. 60.7% of those registered were from Colombia and the rest from 30 different countries, mainly from Latin America.
Sessions:
1. Ecological Economics Introduction - Joan Martinez-Alier.
2. Environmental global change and the Anthropocene - Mateo Aguado.
3. Environmental Economics thinking history and Ecological Economics - Aceneth Perafán and Katherin Farrell.
4. Interrelations between the natural system and economics sub-system - Christopher Anderson and José Carlos Silva.
5. Epistemic and ethic principles of ecological economics- Miguel Peña and Fander Falconi.
6. Ecological Economics and related areas - Guillermo Peinado, Aín Mora, Denisse-Servat and Juan David Arias-Henao.
7. Environmental Macroeconomics and Sustainability - Oscar Carpintero and Iñigo Capellán-Pérez.
8. Environmental plural valuation and ecological economics - Alexander Rincón and Alejandra Tauro.
9. Social Metabolism and sustainability biophysical indicators - Christian Julián Diaz and Angela María Londoño.
10. Decision-making methodologies - Diego Azqueta and Gonzalo Gamboa.
11. Distributive ecological conflicts: ecological economics and politic ecology relationships - Daniela del Vene and Sofía Avila.
12. International trade and the environment - Juan Infante-Amate and Aleida Azamar Alonso.
13. Energy, environment and economics - Jesús Ramos and Andrea Cardoso.
14. Development alternatives: green economics or de-growth. Erik Gómez-Baggethun and Tatiana Roa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Session on Climate Change Adaptation at the Bradford University course on 'climate change and security' for the UK Ministry of Defence/armed forces 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of a University of Bradford course on Climate Change and Security for the Ministry of Defence personnel, I delivered a talk (4 hours) on climate change adaptation. The talk comprised of two sessions; Adaptation to Climate Change: concepts and approaches and Risk Assessments and Adaptation programmes: examining case studies. The sessions were interactive and included role play and group activities to stimulate discussion, critical thinking and understanding of different perspectives on issues related to climate change adaptation.
MoD personnel engaged with the presentation, and learned about new concepts, decision making approaches, and case studies from developed and developing countries. The interactive sessions stimulated thinking and application of approaches for adaptation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Several rounds of meeting to discuss on water sector policy reform organized by minstry of agriculture and water (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Ethiopian Government has initiated a process of water policy reform and WLE/IWMI were approached by the Ministries of Agriculture and of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity to contribute to the review. Drawing from its research, IWMI brought new ideas to the policy reform table. These ideas include the concept of multiple water values; payment for ecosystem services; irrigation cost recovery, and irrigation performance benchmarking. These options have been incorporated in the draft policy document.
Multiple water values have been incorporated in the draft policy document.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Short course on Water efficient use and saving (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Short course (7 sessions) on efficient use and saving of water with 24 people of FECOSER
Water efficient use and saving plans of the attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Site visit in community areas with Tuan Haji Mohzit, chief of village and NUMed Team (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The objective of the activity is to confirm the sampling locations (downstream) that we have discussed and selected before, by identifying the correct coordinates of the locations and workability of household survey in those identified locations when the questionnaire is ready. This time, the activity is joined by NUMed Team and also the chief of village.

Able to get insights from Tuan Haji Mohzit and chief of village in downstream, regarding the surroundings and neighbourhood of those visited locations. Possible follow up site visits will be organised to visit community areas of upper stream and some downstream locations where we are not able to access by boat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sky Daily Climate show interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on Sky News Daily Climate show on water security for climate resilience report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS4hSka6x-s
 
Description Sky News - 6pm National News, 18th Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed about floods and climate change impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Social Cartography Pt. 2 (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Identify critical points of socio-ecological importance in the territory that face the greatest risks of food and water insecurity, as well as areas that represent the plural values of the community.

Participants enjoyed the activity to identify different values, risk, and perceptions of places within their territory. For next steps, field visits will be organized to fly the drone in areas that have been identified as significant in regard to risk, value, or strategic within the sub-basin ASOCAMPO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Socialcartography workshop (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Participatory workshop to understand how the Kishu community understands their territory. In an all day workshop, the technical team from Unicauca brought materials to carry out the activity in 4 steps: 1) draw depictions of the territory on blank paper using a question guide, 2) re-draw the schematic on top of a map of the territory produced with GIS software, 3) draw the borders of their territory how they consider it to be vs. official limits, 4) Socialization and validation of maps

Positive feedback from the community regarding this workshop. Being able to compare their interpretation of the territory vs. how institutional information represents the territory opened a larger conversation. Unicauca technical team was also able to further understand risks and values within the territory. A subsequent workshop was scheduled for capacity building of using GIS software for key actors within the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Source tracking of antimicrobial resistance in emerging countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Amelie Ott gave a webinar for the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) on 'Source tracking of antimicrobial resistance in emerging countries' with over 200 stakeholders registered for this event. Amelie talked about environmental antibiotic resistance in low-and-middle-income countries with a special focus on monitoring and modelling antibiotic resistance in South East Asian rivers. Amelie was invited to give this webinar after winning the student competition at the RSPH 'What is the future of water in public health?' conference in Sheffield, December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://his.org.uk/training-events/external-events/what-is-the-future-of-water-and-public-health/
 
Description Stakeholder Engagement Event (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Stakeholders engagement meeting was to discuss the previous REACH project out puts and communicate and discuss the new phase with different stakeholders.
Different outcomes recognized, Follow-up meeting set up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholder Engagement Workshop 1/2021 (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop is organised to re-energize our engagements with the project stakeholders, therefore the workshop is hosted in Malay language. Organised by Malaysia Collaboratory, we shared our latest project progress with the participants, and divided the participants into different groups to discuss several scenario simulations. This workshop greatly benefited our works, especially for the Governance team, as we can directly conversed with the relevant agency representatives to understand how things work.

Better understanding of water governance in Malaysia (i.e.: structure, functions, scope and gaps), and also how stakeholders respond towards a scenario stimulation (i.e.: in the cae of pollution).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Stakeholder Meeting with Delhi Jal Board (DJB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To appraise the CEO of DJB about the project and request his support and involvement in the work proposed for resolving the water related woes of the NCT of Delhi. DJB discussed about the role of Geospatial Delhi Limited (GSDL) as a custodian for maintaining the repository of all the spatial data. They further highlighted the need for consent from GSDL before sharing any data. A team leader was identified from DJB who would have continuous interactions with IITD and SPA to track the progress of this project.

It was suggested to organize a meeting with the Chief Secretary, Delhi to appraise him about this impact project and seek his approval to get support from various government departments and administrative agencies. Also, IITD and SPA have to prepare a respective list of data required along with a brief note on UKRI GCRF Water Security project which shall be shared with DJB and GSDL for their perusal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Stakeholder Meeting with Founder of Sada Neer (Water Forever) and colleagues at IIT Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This meeting was held to explore possible ways of collaboration to enhance community participation and bringing awareness among the people about water availability and use in the NCT of Delhi.

It was identified that the first step for community engagement shall be to generate information and knowledge about the existing problems, then, coming out with figures to sensitize people about the need to reduce the water demand. Creating visuals and artistic representations about the reality of water issues was also recognized as a way to make people feel connected and for deeper impact.

Interactions will continue to devise a strategy to reach out to the maximum number of people with the message to conserve water.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Stakeholder Meeting with Geospatial Delhi Limited (GSDL) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The meeting was organized to apprise Shri Sandeep Kumar about the project and request his support in providing us spatial data for the study proposed to resolve the water related woes of the NCT of Delhi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stakeholder Consultation and sharing of information related to Water Hub Project.
Sharing of information and agreement for support
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholders Interviews in Mondomo, Piendamó y Caldono - Cauca (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 9 interviews Interviews with stakeholders (CRC, farmers, yuca processors, local government) regarding water security and environmental conflict related to the processing plants of yuca in Northern Cauca
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholders consultation on state of water value in Central Rift Valley (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A virtual stakeholder meeting water organized to present state of water value in central rift valley and discuss their perspectives on challenges opportunities
This was a continuation of policy reform support and contribution to recognize multiple water values in he current draft water sector policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholders' Workshop (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A half-day workshop was organized for the stakeholders to apprise them about the GCRF Water Security Hub project. The main objective, study area, research approach and proposed activities were discussed. The workshop was designed to have three panel discussions on the themes - "Urban Water Security Issues", "Infrastructural Issues" and "Management Issues" in the context of NCT of Delhi. Each Panel had around 5 panelists to lead the discussions followed with a very lively engagement with comments and questions from the participants. Lastly, a questionnaire was circulated to understand participant's views on how to prioritize the implementation of the available solutions to some of the prevailing issues on the basis of short term and long term.

"1. Stakeholders were introduced to the GCRF water security hub project and their views were sought on the current challenges and the collaborative approach to resolve the water security issues in the NCT of Delhi.
2. Initiation of the chain of discussions and engagements with the stakeholders.
3. The feedback received from the stakeholders on various aspects of the water security in our study area helped us to understand the ground level challenges and scenarios."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Surveys of Domestic Water Use Practices in Households in Cali city. (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Surveys of Domestic Water Use Practices Pilot Test Oct - Nov

Data of Domestic Water Use Practices in Cali city
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Symposium on Water Resilient Cities (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Selected few participants have attended the first biennial symposium of African research on water resilience in association with the African Research Universities Alliance Water Centre of Excellence. The symposium was intended as a multidisciplinary space in which academics can share their research, strengthen connections for future collaborations and develop new insights into the foundations of water resilient towns, cities and communities in Africa. The discussion was held on two themes: 1) Materiality of water (quality and volumes) and 2) Trust, values and governance.

Participants were from various universities such us University of Cape Town, Addis Ababa University and Rhodes university, Cardiff University, UK, Gollis University, Somaliland, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University."

Outcome - A follow-up meeting set up for further discussion and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cardiff.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=69318079-9399-43db-95d8-add600c203fc
 
Description Talk at the Climate-resilient infrastructure session at the Royal Society Commonwealth Science Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk as a panel member in a parallel breakout session at the 2021 virtual Commonwealth Science Conference. A brief introduction and overview of the pre-recorded talks was followed by a discussion between speakers and participants.
The discussion helped engage with researchers and practitioners across Commonwealth countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/commonwealth-science-conference-2021/
 
Description The Campesino Struggle: Weaving Unity and Development, Exercising Governance and Autonomy in the Territory (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A co-organized virtual forum with the Universidad del Cauca, ASOCAMPO, and the NGO Unimos to highlight the territorial struggle and strides of campesino and indigenous communities in Cauca.

Connection with new community groups, indigenous communities, and expanded our contacts list. While we coordinated the logistics for the event, we made sure that ASOCAMPO were the leaders and they felt empowered by engaging in a new medium of communication. The success of the forum inspired us to conduct more with a similar structure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Executive Unit of Sanitation of Valle del Cauca-UES meeting (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact To know about the risk maps that rural community water supply organizations must build.
Information gathering about the risk maps that rural community water supply organizations must build.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The GERD: benefits beyond its nation and Mechanisms to Ensure its Sustainability (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The GERD: benefits beyond its nation and Mechanisms to Ensure its Sustainability

Outcomes from this event is a follow up meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Linkage between Wastewater, Health and Sustainable Sanitation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor David Graham joins Professor Dato' Ir Dr Zaini Ujang (Secretary General to the Environment Ministry of Malaysia) and Professor Azmi bin Aris (Director of Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) as panellists and moderator for this webinar. The webinar took place 17-19 August 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/wrZwTpseejY?t=393
 
Description Theories of change workshop, Univalle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To improve understanding of each other's thinking. After the workshop, three internal meetings were held to define the key concepts and the log frame indicators construction. Researchers and a professor from Univalle participated in these internal meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training Workshop on Mitigating antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the water cycle: Analytical methodologies and improving water quality - David Graham/David Werner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We organised and led this workshop in association with four universities in Ethiopia, two universities in Israel, and members of the FAO and WHO. The goal was explain AMR in comparatively simple terms, and then promote new work in Ethiopia that bridges government, NGOs and academic groups in the country. It is also taught research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training of Syrian refugees in water quality surveying using portable sequencing devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Two academic visitors who are refugees from Syria now living in Turkey were trained in molecular microbiology. Together with an MSc student from Indonesia, they tracked fecal pollution in the River Team, using the MinION of Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a portable sequencing device. The Syrian visits are supported by CARA, a charity that has supported academics and scientists at risk for more than 80 years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/davidwerner/2019/07/09/visitors-from-syria/
 
Description Training of local researchers in Ethiopia in water quality surveying using portable sequencing devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A training on monitoring the water quality of the Akaki River was co-organized by Prof David Werner, Dr Kishor Acharya and Dr. Alemseged Tamiru Haile. Title of the training was "Microbial water quality surveying with a portable sequencing device" which was held from 4th to 8th of November 2019. The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) were kind enough to provide their laboratory for the training without any fee. The total number of trainees was 13 incl. junior academics, researchers and laboratory technicians, who are expected to support water quality surveying activities in the Akaki River. Participants came from AAWSA, Addis Ababa University, Arba Minch University, the Awash Basin Development Authority, IWMI, and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy. Therefore, the targets were experts who will do hands-on field and laboratory work, not desk based team leaders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/davidwerner/2019/11/22/sequencing-in-ethiopia/
 
Description Training of local researchers in Kathmandu in water quality surveying using portable sequencing devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hands-on training in the use of the MinION, a portable sequencing device from Oxford Nanopore Technologies, for microbial water quality surveying was provided for 10 NGO and University researchers from Nepal through the organization of a practical training workshop in Kathmandu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training of local researchers in Malaysia in water quality surveying using portable sequencing devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training in portable next generation sequencing for water quality analysis was provided to 15 trainees from the Newcastle University Medical School in Malaysia (NUMed) and the University of Technology Malaysia (UTM).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/davidwerner/2019/07/18/kishor-provides-training-at-numed-in-malaysia/
 
Description Virtual Forum: "Integration of biocultural memory as a pillar in the community construction of sustainable territories" (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Virtual forum co-organized by Universidad del Cauca, the campesino association in Las Piedras basin ASOCAMPO and the Spanish NGO Unimos. 4 presenters: Yully Padilla, the head of the women and gender committee of ASOCAMPO; Miguel Angel, the youngest member of ASOCAMPO and organizer of a bird watching group in Las Piedras; Angela Mavisoy, Indigenous Poet and Create Writer teacher from the KamÃ<
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual Group Discussion - Deliberate on suggestions and recommendations for possible incorporation into the Uttar Pradesh State Water Policy draft. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited from IIT Delhi to participate in this Multi-Stakeholder Group Discussion to share his inputs on various discussion points which would inform the drafting of the UP State Water Policy. The objective of this discussion is to collate inputs from key stakeholders and deliberate on suggestions and recommendations for possible incorporation into the Water Policy draft.

"1. Informed decision making
2. Drafting of Water Policy for the UP state."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Virtual presentation-Assessing the role of global datasets for flood risk management at national and catchment scales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessing the role of global datasets for flood risk management at national and catchment scales by Mark V Bernhofen, Sarah Cooper, Mark A Trigg, Anna Mdee, Andrew Carr, Ajay Bhave, at Global Flood Partnership (virtual) conference, 27 October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQzwq2gAIQE
 
Description Virtual training on "Urban Hydrology" in AICTE Training and Learning Academy (ATAL) sponsored Faculty Development Programme (FDP) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Dhanya C.T. presented a talk on "Urban Hydrology" during the virtual event of AICTE Training and Learning Academy (ATAL) sponsored Faculty Development Programme (FDP). These events are focused on fulfilling the training needs of technical teachers and students using the information & communication technology.

Manpower skill development, training and exchange of experiences, knowledge dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Visit to meet with sub-district head/Chief of the village headmen and a village headman (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the first site visit in this year, after the Movement Control Order in Malaysia allows people to cross the district. We went to Kampung Layang-layang, where we had our site visit to this potential sampling areas. After that we headed to Bandar Tenggara, Taman Daiman Jaya to meet the new sub-district head/Chief of Village Headmen and Headmen of Kampung Sungai Telor, one of the listed sampling areas in Johor River Basin. We shared the GCRF project and the purpose of WS4 to them, and our upcoming events to them, and they also shared and invited us to join their river-related activities. We also asked for their help to seek the potential enumerators for questionnaire distribution and they agreed. Also, they invited to come and visit their places (village) in coming weeks of this month to meet with the enumarators.

We get to build the relationship and network with the new sub-district head/Chief of village headmen and headmen. Able to make the follow-up meeting with them and the potential enumerators, shared our digital survey link to them (pilot test). Also, they have agreed to allow us to conduct coming Public Participatory Programme at their village hall, for easier accessibility and reaching out of the villagers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Visit to meet with sub-district head/Chief of the village headmen and a village headman (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the first site visit in this year, after the Movement Control Order in Malaysia allows people to cross the district. We went to Kampung Layang-layang, where we had our site visit to this potential sampling areas. After that we headed to Bandar Tenggara, Taman Daiman Jaya to meet the new sub-district head/Chief of Village Headmen and Headmen of Kampung Sungai Telor, one of the listed sampling areas in Johor River Basin. We shared the GCRF project and the purpose of WS4 to them, and our upcoming events to them, and they also shared and invited us to join their river-related activities. We also asked for their help to seek the potential enumerators for questionnaire distribution and they agreed. Also, they invited to come and visit their places (village) in coming weeks of this month to meet with the enumarators.

We get to build the relationship and network with the new sub-district head/Chief of village headmen and headmen. Able to make the follow-up meeting with them and the potential enumerators, shared our digital survey link to them (pilot test). Also, they have agreed to allow us to conduct coming Public Participatory Programme at their village hall, for easier accessibility and reaching out of the villagers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Visit to meet with village headmen (non-indigenous village and indigenous village) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the follow-up meeting with the headman of Kg Sg Telor, to update and also deliver the hardcopy of questionnaire (paper and pen) to them for pilot survey of this study. We missed out to meet the headman and enumerators as promised by him indeed, due to unforseen emergency that need the headman to attend to. Therefore, we meet with his secretary, to brief her about the structure of questionnaire, and we also agreed to collect back the hardcopy from her after 2 weeks. For indigenous village head, he welcomed us and we had a smooth chat in sharing our project and upcoming survey activities, as well as public participatory event. He invited us to come join and visit his village often.

In Kg sungai telor, we agreed to take the hardcopy of pilot questionnaire survey from her after 2 weeks, a follow-up meeting with the potential enumerators and visit to the river beautification park in their village in the next site visit, probably in early/middle of May. In Kg Sayong Pinang, village head agreed to the survey activity in his village, and will have another site visit to their place to meet and brief with the enumerators (possibly 2 of them).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Visit to meet with village headmen (non-indigenous village and indigenous village) (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is the follow-up meeting with the headman of Kg Sg Telor, to update and also deliver the hardcopy of questionnaire (paper and pen) to them for pilot survey of this study. We missed out to meet the headman and enumerators as promised by him indeed, due to unforseen emergency that need the headman to attend to. Therefore, we meet with his secretary, to brief her about the structure of questionnaire, and we also agreed to collect back the hardcopy from her after 2 weeks. For indigenous village head, he welcomed us and we had a smooth chat in sharing our project and upcoming survey activities, as well as public participatory event. He invited us to come join and visit his village often.

In Kg sungai telor, we agreed to take the hardcopy of pilot questionnaire survey from her after 2 weeks, a follow-up meeting with the potential enumerators and visit to the river beautification park in their village in the next site visit, probably in early/middle of May. In Kg Sayong Pinang, village head agreed to the survey activity in his village, and will have another site visit to their place to meet and brief with the enumerators (possibly 2 of them).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Voice of Islam radio on water quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio interview on water quality in rivers, commenting on recent media coverage on pharmaceuticals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Water Audit in the Rift Valley, Awash, and Abbay Basins (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WLRC has been grated to undertake water Audit for the three Basins. The meeting was primarily to inform the beginning of the project to stakeholders - Regional, Zonal and district level officers. Moreover, we discussed how each data will be collected.
Good feedback on the availability of data has been discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Water Security & Sustainable Development Hub Presentation to the Misak Indigenous Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of the project to leaders in the Misak community to propose working together. High interest shown from Misak indigenous leaders to carry out workshops, studies, pilot projects and information exchange with the University of Cauac.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Water Security & Sustainable Development Hub Presentation to the Misak Indigenous Community (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of the project to leaders in the Misak community to propose working together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Water Security in Ethiopia. Lecture to RGS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation by Katrina Charles on Water Security in Ethiopia to high school students as part of the Royal Geographic Society. Outcome: Raising awareness of water security challenges among young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Water governance and security practices and its challenges in the CRV basin of Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To brainstorm the issues regarding water security and governance problems in the basin and what is expected from all actors to curb such problems in the future

Information sharing, awareness creation and influence policy makers and advisors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Water quality monitoring Las Piedras river sub-basin (Colombia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Researchers took a group of undergrad students to Las Piedras sub-basin and with members of ASCOAMPO carried out water monitoring activities throughout the sub-basin.

Data and follow-up activities planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description WaterAid Summity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact WaterAid Water and Climate Summit. Participation in the session on Climate Change Adaptation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.wateraid.org/uk/media/hrh-the-prince-of-wales-and-wateraid-to-host-major-water-and-clima...
 
Description Webinar - "3Rs of Water Conservation â€" Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to address the webinar on ‘3Rs of Water Conservation â€" Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. The 3Rs of Water Conservation will help reduce the freshwater resources, prevent wastewater, and conserve this natural resource. The webinar was conducted to explore challenges and opportunities in water conservation. Prof. Gosain gave insights about water conservation and flood forecasting. This webinar was also meant to encourage corporates to undertake measures towards water conservation.

Informed decision making, knowledge dissemination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - "Flood fury in India: Covid-19 challenges ahead and solutions" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited for a panel discussion during this webinar to discuss the severe flood conditions in some parts of India along with the existing Covid-19 scare. The challenges and solutions in current scenario were discussed.

Dissemination of knowledge, Awareness building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - "Geospatial and Emerging Technologies for Water Utilities" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to be the moderator and chair this webinar and share his thoughts regarding the use of technology in the water sector. In this webinar, the focus was on the future of smart water systems that leverage innovative technologies which enable the collection of new data, feed new insights in systems regularly thereby improving overall systemic efficiencies and sustainability in the water sector.

Stimulation of thinking of others, dissemination of knowledge by facilitating group discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - "Impact of COVID-19 on water/wastewater utilities" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended this webinar to understand the impact of Covid-19 on water/wastewater utilities.
Knowledge enhancement, better informed about the Covid impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - CURE: "Inclusive Urban Development: An Alternative Narrative" (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar was to build capacity of local NGOs in cities to engage with communities for inclusive urban development. Since COVID-19 shall be leaving an indelible mark on the way cities are planned, there is a need to bring together non-conventional stakeholders - the epidemiologists, nutritionists, industry leaders, financiers, humanists, educationists, health providers, and others, to provide the new and alternate lenses that should govern future city planning.

This webinar was an initiative to open up dialogues with thought leaders from diverse disciplines to ask questions, build new definitions, protocols and reimagine a new planning ecosystem that is responsive to the needs of the informal economy, the urban migrant and the poor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Fate of SARS-CoV-2 in Water and Wastewater (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Prabhakar Shukla attended this open webinar on the effect of the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2TzIDYy9qU
 
Description Webinar - Going Digital in Stormwater Management (towards water sensitive cities) (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar was organized to provide an opportunity to learn and understand the Polish Atlas for Rainfall Intensities (PANDa) model and explore possibilities to customize it and prepare Spatial Rainfall Atlas for all Smart Cities in India, which can provide real time information and forcasting for rainfall in cities. Prof. A.K. Gosain was invited to discuss about the stormwater management in India and the potential of applying the PANDa model in country context.

"1. Promotion of digital stormwater management to help practitioners scale up rainwater harvesting for sustainable water management in Indian Smart Cities .
2. Awareness about a successful Poland model for stormwater management and sharing of information."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Managing water services in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic: The Danube Water Program (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Prabhakar Shukla attended this webinar to gain information on the effect of the pandemic and how to manage the water services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.danube-water-program.org/pages/events/2020/covid19-webinar-1.php
 
Description Webinar - Water Management during COVID-19, Sehgal Foundation (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Prabhakar Shukla participated in this insightful webinar to know about the challenges for the water management due to the Covid-19 and deal with these in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.smsfoundation.org/archives/events/water-management-during-covid-19-challenges-and-way-for...
 
Description Webinar - Water and COVID-19 (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Prabhakar Shukla attended this webinar to gain information on the effect of the pandemic on the water sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iwra.org/waterandcovid19-webinar/
 
Description Webinar - Water and food security in the face of COVID-19: Finding robust solutions (India) - Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Dr. Prabhakar Shukla participated in the webinar to gain information on the solutions to water and food security in the light of this pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
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