Hydro Nation Virtual Water Pavilion

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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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Growing the circular economy through innovation in business

Scotland’s buoyant reuse sector and our growing circular economyalreadyprovide us with more sustainable options to buy the things we really need. This event will showcase real examples of businesses that have adopted circular strategies into their business model and how it has impacted their growth.

 

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Register to attend these events on eventsair - a Scottish Government partner website. You'll need to create an account to attend.

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A hidden treasure: Groundwater as a tool for climate adaptation and resilience

This session will focus entirely on groundwater and the critical role it plays in climate change mitigation, resilience and adaptation. 

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Supporting a just transition in Scotland - how do we decouple consumption from growth?

Scotland has decarbonised its grid faster than most, however the reality is that four-fifths of our carbon footprint comes from consumption. This event will explore themes in the Decoupling Report, produced by Zero Waste Scotland and its Decoupling Advisory Group and look at how we can support GDP growth by focusing on a circular and wellbeing economy.

 

Register to attend

Register to attend these events on eventsair - a Scottish Government partner website. You'll need to create an account to attend.

 

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Virtual Event: Water for Climate Adaptation: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

The Australian Water Partnership is hosting a 90-minute storytelling virtual event to highlight voices and stories from the Asia-Pacific region. As a socio-ecological approach is needed to understand climate risk in our region, and design effective solutions, we will learn through case studies about locally led adaptation in water.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Preventing Shocks and Stresses from becoming Crises: The Water Resilience Assessment Framework (WRAF)

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.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Fair Water Footprints in the Race to Resilience - Global Declaration Launch

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.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

 

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Launch of new Resilience Fund

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.  

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Water and Climate: on the Road to the UN 2023 Water Conference
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Preventing Shocks and Stresses from becoming Crises: The Water Resilience Assessment Framework (WRAF)

The Water Resilience Assessment Framework (WRAF) is a high-level framework that seeks to prevent shocks and stresses from becoming crises. It aims to facilitate a shared understanding of water system resilience and allow practitioners to develop common measurable goals and outcomes for stakeholder and resilience planning. The WRAF guides users through a process of visualizing the system, developing a resilience strategy, testing the resilience strategy and evaluating the outcomes in order to build system-wide resilience. The WRAF makes resilience a predictable outcome in an unpredictable world, which is increasingly important as climate change continues to alter how we make water management decisions. This session will seek to explore the bounds of resilience thinking and seek input on how to continue to grow and foster resilience.

The session will introduce the framework and how it can be used to build resilience and support climate change adaptation goals. A panel of cross-sectoral experts will further elaborate on the gap that the WRAF fills and how they would use it in their own work. Concluding remarks will focus on the path forward and a call to action

More information at - https://bit.ly/3jL63s0 

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Water ChangeMakers Forge Frontiers for Resilience

Aiming to put forward the question of leadership and recognize those who drive change on the ground, the event will present the journeys of Water ChangeMaker Awards winners. The theme of the day focuses on Adaptation & Resilience and the stories presented will bring excellent insights specifically around climate change and resilient water management, solving challenges by uniting through action.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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