Hydro Nation Virtual Water Pavilion

As Glasgow hosts COP26, this virtual pavilion highlights how Scotland, as a Hydro Nation, is working across our water sector to respond to the challenges of climate change.

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.
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Visions of tomorrow for a sustainable future in Scotland and Malawi

2050 Climate group 

Green zone: Tower base

Watch Live: Visions of tomorrow for a sustainable future in Scotland and Malawi | #COP26 - YouTube

The international collaboration between Malawi Scotland Partnership and 2050 Climate Group was announced by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in 2018 at the 2050 Climate Group Youth Summit. We’ve been supported by the Scottish Government since then and we are thrilled to have Màiri McAllan, Minister for Environment and Land Reform join our session to discuss the importance of supporting collaborations between Scotland and Malawi young leaders.

Our partnership is based on the premise that young people are at the forefront of climate action. We believe that the urgent work of addressing the climate crisis is one that needs collaboration and a global mindset.

Our session will cover the work that we do in our respective countries, our visions for the future and our key asks out of COP26. You will hear from leaders in Malawi and Scotland. Come and hear our stories.


Get energized with a constructive narrative on water and climate through fun and play

In this highly interactive and engaging event we will explore through a collaborative climate board game how we can rewrite the narrative of water and climate change.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)


Digital Inclusion to Enhance Climate Resilience

The Ocean and Climate Justice: Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation

This roundtable discussion will highlight an important message that inclusive ocean governance is essential to ensure that resilience and adaptation to climate change is sustainable and just.

Join us on the live stream, as we discuss innovation and adaptation strategies that can support the sustainability of the oceans and improve communities’ resilience.

This event will be streamed live from the Scotland Climate Ambition Zone and available for you to watch.




Using Nature-Based Solutions for Adapting to Climate Change and Building Economic Resilience Based on Blue Economy Principle

Organisers: Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Wetlands  International, EDJPRL, Yapeka, Rare, Konservasi Alam Nusantara

Indonesia Pavilion - YouTube



Empowering Youth for a Climate Resilient Future

The emphasis will be on sharing concrete ways in which engaging and empowering young people can help achieve better, more sustainable outcomes.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)


Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Impact - Youth Action In The Water And Climate Nexus

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. 

Report and Video: Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Impact - Youth Action In The Water And Climate Nexus | OOSKAnews


Re-imagining the future of water: how landscape-scale adaptation is driving the race to water resilience

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

Blue zone


Partnerships and Finance for Climate-Resilient WASH solutions

This event will highlight the role that partnerships and finance play in developing and implementing climate-resilient WASH solutions while also underscoring the role of climate-resilient WASH in climate resilience.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)


Cultural Heritage & Coastal Resilience

A creative exploration of culture and coastal resilience with British Irish Council members and critical heritage partners. Virtually traversing a range of coastal communities and initiatives, this event will examine the human experience of our coastal heritage, tangible and intangible, in the UK and beyond. Diverse voices will unravel different perspectives on the risks, changes and challenges facing our coasts. Together we will explore how our heritage can be part of building a more resilient future

Cultural Heritage and Coastal Resilience (British-Irish Council event), including Scottish case studies from HES – register with the COP26 Resilience Hub website to access the virtual event space.

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