On February 19th 2016, the Water Research and Research Center hosted Dr. Samina Masood, the International Partnership Manager, Marketing, Communication and Development, Cranfield University, UK. Dr. Masood visited JKUAT/WARREC to explore areas of collaboration and discuss opportunities for Msc. And PhD scholarships for Africa as well as Faculty development programmes at Cranfield University. In her speech, Dr. Masood echoed the need for carrier progression and encouraged the student finalist to consider advancing their carriers which will open many opportunities. She further articulated Cranfield’s commitment to supporting quality research and innovations and urged students to apply… Continue reading →
Water scarcity is driving innovation in water management particularly in the Asian Pacific region where some of the greatest water and environmental challenges exist. The World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 is bringing together science, technology and practice from leading experts, and a strong interest form the Asia Pacific Region with over 200 paper submissions from China alone. Japan, Australia, China, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark have already confirmed their country pavilions.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for three grant opportunities: 1) Our Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1100 researchers from more than 60 countries. We are accepting applications on the following six topics until May 11, 2016: Assess… Continue reading →
The ReSource Award focuses on social entrepreneurial approaches implementing the principles of sustainability in water management. The prize builds on more than ten years of experience in supporting outstanding partners heading for sustainable watershed management. An international jury awards USD 150 000 to new social entrepreneurial initiatives driving sustainable water management practices. The prize combines financial and non-financial contributions (coaching/expert advice). With this award, the Swiss Re Foundation aims at contributing to the advancement of water resilience in low, lower middle and upper–middle-income countries. Please find more detailed information on the enclosed flyer or on… Continue reading →