Water security news and events July - bumper summer funding issue provided by the Water Security Knowledge Exchange Portal
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WSKEPortal news and events July 2015

Bumper summer funding issue

This month's 16 news items contain no fewer than 11 funding opportunities!


FUNDING: EuroScience open call forum
Please note two calls for running activities at the EuroScience Open Forum event in Manchester next year. Please note the deadline is 31st of July so time is short. The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) i…
FUNDING: Announcement of opportunity: highlight topics – second round
NERC invites proposals for the second round of highlight topics, a route for funding strategic research. Highlight topics focus strategic research on defined subject areas, and will be delivered throu…
Joint US-UK workshop on improving understanding of potential environmental impacts associated with unconventional hydrocarbons
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), along with the Environment Sustainability and Energy Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry…
Horizon 2020 information day: 21 September 2015
The European Commission is organising an Information Day on 21 September in Brussels on 21 September 2015 to present the 2016 work programme of Horizon 2020’s societal challenge 5: “Climate Action, En…
Statistics for climate science: A course for Principal Investigators
CliMathNet, the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Statistical Society are jointly running a small focussed workshop on the use of statistical techniques for senior climate scientists. This c…
July 2015 Hydrological Outlook published
The outlook for July is for below normal flows across much of England and Wales, with the possibility of notably low flows in some areas. In north-western areas of the UK including north-west England,…

June 2015 Hydrological Summary published
Overall, June was dry, especially in parts of south-east England, and sunnier than average. Monthly average temperatures were fairly typical for June but it was slightly warmer than average in the far…
FUNDING: SHEAR (Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience) research consortia grants 2015
Outline proposals are invited for a new funding opportunity as part of the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) research programme, funded by the Department for International De…
FUNDING: New SBRI opportunity
The Space for Smarter Government Programme (via the UK Space Agency) is making up to £700,000 (inc VAT) available for new innovative technology solutions that contribute towards its goals of helping t…
FUNDING: Green infrastructure innovation projects call
NERC is inviting proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) in the planning and investment decisions that are made by local policymakers, local planners and o…
FUNDING: The Innovation Projects Open Call
The Innovation Projects Open Call will fund projects that increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research outputs by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity whic…
FUNDING: The Follow-on Fund announcement of opportunity
The Follow-on Fund is a 'proof of concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas arising from that NERC-funded research. This funding picks up where research programme and discovery science …
FUNDING: Announcement of opportunity: Newton Fund, Research and Innovation Bridges – Malaysia
Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to …
FUNDING: The ARCHER leadership call now open
The ARCHER Leadership call is a call for applications for direct access to the UK's national supercomputing facility ARCHER for computationally intensive individual projects (>100,000 kAU or 666666…
FUNDING: GFS community building event
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme is hosting a community building event in light of the call launch for applications to the ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a Global Context’ programme. Thi…
FUNDING: The Valuing Nature Programme funding call
The Valuing Nature Programme funding call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health and Wellbeing will be open towards the end of June 2015 – see pre-announcement here.      To support thi…

Forthcoming events

The WSKEP calendar lists events going through to 2016. The next five events are listed below. For the full list, visit the WSKEP calendar.

05 - 07 August 2015


01 - 03 September 2015

Rain, rivers and reservoirs workshop

08 September 2015

Drought risk and Decision Making

13 - 18 September 2015


15 - 16 September 2015

The Water Event


Full listing available here.

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