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.
This session will explore the important contribution that drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) makes to climate mitigation.
Scotland’s historic environment is both at risk from the impacts of climate change, but also part of the solution to the climate crisis. At this event, hosted by Historic Environment Scotland, we will explore the work underway across our sector to understand the risks and impacts of climate change.
We’ll also hear about the features of our historic environment that can make it resilient to the risks and impacts of climate change. We will then explore the role the historic environment has in creating and shaping climate resilient places and spaces across Scotland.
Aaron Kandiwo Mtaya and Tapiwa Machinjiri-Gama, two of the Malawians who played a key role in implementing the Climate Challenge Programme Malawi (CCPM) by working with communities to help them adapt to our changing climate will be in Scotland for COP26.
At this special event they will tell the story of the CCPM and the impact of Climate Change in Malawi both Scotland and Malawi.
The event will be facilitated by Ian Dunn, SCIAF Communications Officer who will conduct a casual question and answer interview with Aaron and Tapiwa and then open up to the audience for questions and discussions.
This event will be streamed live from the Scotland Climate Ambition Zone and available for you to watch.
This panel will bring together governments, civil society and world renowned scientists from Colombia, Madagascar, Costa Rica, Seychelles and Indonesia for an interactive discussion that will promote south-south knowledge sharing
Green zone: Science Show Theatre
This event will highlight the importance of building resilient water and sanitation services, with a particular emphasis on the most vulnerable and marginalized communities.
This session will showcase the importance of having the adaptation needs of water supply, sanitation and hygiene services well integrated in the national priorities set by Nationally Determined Contributions, and National Adaptation Plans, and will review success stories from countries that have advanced in this front.
Premiere of an inspirational film highlighting coastal habitat restoration with examples from the UK, China, South Korea and the Cayman Islands, followed by an expert Q&A panel discussion.
Green Zone: Tower Based South
The Water Resilience Assessment Framework (WRAF) is a high-level framework that seeks to prevent shocks and stresses from becoming crises. This session will seek to explore the bounds of resilience thinking and seek input on how to continue to grow and foster resilience.
Join the launch of the Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints at COP26, a breakthrough moment for climate resilience and global water justice. The Declaration follows the call to action from UK Minister Lord Goldsmith in August to ensure responsible water use throughout our globalised supply chains, to protect nature and human rights, and accelerate attainment of the Global Goals.
The Global Innovation Fund and Global Resilience Partnership will be joined by a range of expert panelists for a wide-ranging discussion exploring how the development community can accelerate global progress by funding evidence-based innovation focused on climate adaptation and resilience, how innovation is a cost-effective vehicle for delivering social impact, and how we can most effectively support low- and lower-middle-income countries to cope with the worst effects of climate change.