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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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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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.

Location:

University of Glasgow

Fore Hall

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

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Integrated Land Water Solutions for Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation

This session will bring together multiple stakeholders to strategize integrated land and water solutions for climate change mitigation. This includes understanding the current state of an area of land so that interventions can be prioritized and progress tracked over time, and ensuring that integrated interventions are tailored to local conditions, deliver multiple benefits and reflected in global frameworks and policies.

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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KE: Lessons from High Impact Research – Scottish Centres of Expertise Model

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 drawing upon the expertise of the researchers of the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI), universities, government agencies and research organisations across Scotland.

The panel will include representatives from all the current Centres, SEFARI Gateway and RESAS and we will discuss how the different approaches taken have had real impact with different stakeholders, considering examples of where Scotland continues to play an important role in providing solutions to the global climate challenge.

Register on Eventbrite.

Location:

University of Glasgow

Fore Hall

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

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Global Launch of the Great Blue Wall Initiative

Host:  Minna Epps, Director of IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme

Type of event: In-person, Nature Pavilion 

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Reducing Climate Risk: Exploring the Role of Water-Related Adaptation Responses, their effectiveness and maladaptation

The session will bring together insights from global efforts at synthesis of adaptation experiences and reflect on the entire spectrum from effective adaptation to maladaptation with a special focus on adaptation to water-related hazards. 

Water Pavilion: Virtual Meeting Details (waterforclimate.net)

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