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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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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Salinity and climate smart agriculture: Understand, connect and act now!

This session brings together government representatives of the Global South and of the North, international partnerships hosted by the FAO, as well as business, civil society and researchers to address head on the challenge of salinity (a water scarcity and land degradation issue), which is increasingly becoming one of the important global challenges for food production and biodiversity, due to climate change with significant global impact.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Gender and social inclusion across the water-food-climate nexus

This session brings together researchers and practitioners from Asia and Africa to discuss ongoing interventions, which range from gender-inclusive to more gender transformative.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Water and Climate Smart Agriculture for Adaptation

Scientific evidence can help improve the sustainability of water use in agriculture and enhance climate adaptation and resilience. This event will present potential agricultural water management (AWM) practices that have a proven ability to enhance water resilience, increase yields, and where possible, reduce emissions.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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Green Zone exhibit - The Forth Environmental Resilience Array

The Forth Environmental Resilience Array (Forth-ERA) is a pioneering venture led by the University of Stirling to gather and analyse water and environmental data on a catchment-wide scale. The initiative will provide industry, regulators, and communities with the insights necessary to enable a data-led transition to net-zero. Visit our exhibit to lean more: COP26 Green Zone, Glasgow Science Centre: Floor 1 Stand 6 (COP26 Universities Network). Tuesday 9th November, 14:30 – 16:00

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Knowledge Exchange and Impact – A Workshop for Students and Early Career Researchers

The Scottish Government’s Centres of Expertise (CoE) work at the interface between policy and research and provide responsive work in areas of high policy importance: climate change, animal disease outbreaks, plant health, water, knowledge exchange and impact.

Aimed at those starting out in research, this session will provide practical tips and advice for interacting and effectively communicating science , evidence, and expertise with different audiences. The workshop will have a particular focus on engaging with policy makers and working with the audience as a partner. It will also explore impact, what it means and the different forms it can take.

Register on eventbrite.

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University of Glasgow

Fore Hall

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

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