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

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.

To register: Knowledge Exchange and Impact – A Workshop for Students and Early Career Tickets, Tue 9 Nov 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

More on SEFARI: Talking Heads: the Scottish Government Centres of Expertise - YouTube

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Water, nutrition and climate change: how can we act across sectors?

This multi-stakeholder and multisectoral panel will draw from the interlinkages between these fields to explore synergetic solutions to improve access to safe water and nutrition in the face of climate change, building more environmentally sound and nutrition-sensitive food systems.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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This session will explore changing animal, plant and zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans) disease threats and climate change.

This session will explore changing animal, plant and zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans) disease threats and climate change. The focus will be on vectors (organisms that transmit a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another) and the diseases they carry, looking at emerging trends and engagement and communication with stakeholders.

Vectors and their impact on plant, animal, and human disease Tickets, Tue 9 Nov 2021 at 15:00 | Eventbrite

More info on SEFARI: Talking Heads: the Scottish Government Centres of Expertise - YouTube

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Virtual Asia Hub programming

7:00 to 7:30 High Level panel (Dr. Mark Smith, DG, IWMI, Neeta Pokhrel, Chief of Water Sector Group, Asian Development Bank );

7:30-8:30 Panel and videos water management and agriculture- issues and solutions for the region;

8:30-9:00 Synthesis, future needs and messages to the Cop from Asia water interests

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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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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A new approach for hydro-climatic risk management

This session will introduce a new perspective for the combined management of floods and drought, will present the application of this new perspective on a case study in the Netherlands and will describe the ongoing effort to operationalize this new perspective to help governments tackle flood and drought risks in a combined manner.  

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Climate vulnerability and water resilience in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

Due to their geographical location, size and topographic characteristics, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been particularly affected by climate change. According to the recently released IPCC 6th Assessment Report, drying trends will persist in several SIDS regions, the increasing trend in temperature in the 21st century will further accrue heat stress, fewer but more intense tropical cyclones are projected, and sea level will continue to rise affecting groundwater resources. Among the impacts of climate change observed in SIDS, hydro-climatic hazards and more frequent coastal floods are the most devastating and a big threat to water security.

The Division of Water Sciences of UNESCO, aligned with its commitment to strengthen the efforts of SIDS to achieve their sustainable development, is carrying out a multidisciplinary study aimed at establishing a framework for assessing vulnerabilities to hydro-climatic hazards. This framework seeks to support SIDS in increasing their response capacity and to enhance their preparedness facing hydro-climatic hazards through a water resilience approach. Hence, it considers the hydrological, climatic, social and economic perspectives. The framework has been developed in three phases: assessment of hydro-climatic hazards, vulnerability, and policy gaps; the application of a water resilience approach to cope with the identified hydro-climatic hazards and the development of case studies including iterative feedbacks to improve the methodology.

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