Hydro Nation Virtual Water Pavilion
Scotland’s Hydro Nation Strategy was established in 2012, to fulfil the statutory duty on Scottish Ministers to ensure “the development of the value of Scotland's water resources". In the context of climate change, this means that we recognise the importance of responsible stewardship of our water resources to delivering an innovative water sector that supports a flourishing low-carbon economy and plays a crucial role in international development support.
The Hydro Nation Virtual Experience highlights some key examples of this activity and features six tours themed on key areas of Scotland’s Hydro Nation delivery. Please take some time to explore the content and immerse yourself in Scotland’s iconic water landscapes.
You will also find a planner and information on key waters-related events at the conference to assist you in planning your COP26 around water.
-Embedding Resilience and DRR at the national and regional level by the governments and MDBs
-Building resilience at the local level: tools, funds and best practices
-Connecting local need to the global agendas
Climate change poses a risk to our urban environment as well as human and natural systems. While mitigation can reduce climate change, it cannot avoid all impacts making adaptation activities essential. In this session we will present three case studies where cities have utilised adaptation and mitigation activities in urban water to create climate resilient pathways that reduce vulnerabilities to climate change. We will demonstrate areas of opportunity to collaborate and potential barriers to implementation as well as focus on the skills and capacity needed to deliver these programmes.
This joint session between the Resilience Hub and Water Pavillion will begin with dialogues between cities sharing the foundational elements and opportunities for resilience. In the second part of the session, join us for a roundtable with financial institutions, non-government organisations and practitioners on ‘what should be our shared future objectives for water resilience’ and hear about the exciting developments aiming to accelerate action in water resilience.
This session will showcase case studies and lessons learned from around the world where urban designers and planners are placing water at the heart of urban design to respond to the climate crisis.
Organisers: United Nations Sri Lanka, International Water Management institute (IWMI)
Speakers include: Ritesh Kumar (Director Wetlands International South Asia)
Type of event: Virtual
Live Streamed: Youtube Water Pavilion at www.waterforclimate.net (no registration required)
The session will discuss solutions for resilient, net-zero and circular water and wastewater management in cities worldwide. Representatives from cities, national governments and the private sector will discuss challenges and opportunities for net zero circular infrastructure systems and governance solutions, while showcasing how urban water and wastewater utilities can play a role in reducing GHG emissions and increasing cost recovery.
With increasing vulnerability to climate change, acceleration of adapation and resilience building in water and sanitation will be crucial to cities thriving in the future. Join us for a high-level roundtable with representatives from government, financing and non-government institutions on the enablers and barriers they face, and the opportunities that climate resilient sanitation presents to accelerate climate action in cities.
With increasing vulnerability to climate change, acceleration of adapation and resilience building will be crucial to cities thriving in the future. Join us for a roundtable with city and infrastructure leaders from around the world on the role that play in contributing to the NDCs and the enablers and barriers they face in adapting and building water resilience in their cities, and hear about the role of tools and approaches, financing and capacity building initiatives in supporting their progression.