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.
SSE will premiere Hydro: Powering a Net Zero Future, a film celebrating the rich heritage of hydro power and looking ahead to its vital role in combating climate change.
Green zone: Cinema Auditorium
This session will bring together key stakeholders from the public, private and NGO sectors. The discussions will center on the challenges and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation that exist in addressing the water-climate nexus as well as considerations of biodiversity and the environment.
Organisers: Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), OECD, IWMI, WMO, GWP
The emphasis will be on sharing concrete ways in which engaging and empowering young people can help achieve better, more sustainable outcomes.
This COP26 session, hosted at The Water Pavilion in the Blue Zone in Glasgow, took the opportunity to highlight the young leaders that have been creating their own paths in advocacy, innovation and policy connecting water and climate.
Building long-term resilience to the increasing risk of drought and flood – and doing so immediately – is crucial for cost-effective climate change adaptations as well as unlocking wider prosperity. In this interactive event, we will bring together leading experts from around the globe in the fields of water management, social and environmental prosperity, and finance to discuss how integrated water management, combined with strategic financing, is driving crucial change. It will showcase how nature-based and community-led solutions are making a real difference around the globe in the face of a warming climate and act as a spur to future international collaboration