By bringing together the community of interest across research and practice into a single 'one stop shop', challenges and problems in the sector can more easily be routed to the people most likely to be able to tackle and resolve them, whether in a single organisation or by joining together on an issue.
On World Water Day, the Hydro Nation International Centre and Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW) hosted a hybrid conference on ' Realising the benefits of Scotland's waters', an event supported by the Scottish Government.
Scientists, engineers, water professionals and stakeholders shared their experiences, perspectives and innovative ideas on how we should protect our valuable water supply and how to engage with the wider community.
The talks, posters and a policy brief from this event can be viewed here.
Abertay University was commissioned by the Scottish Government through Hydro Nation International to explore ways to enhance the impact of Scottish Government support to the Government
of Malawi in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6).
Private small sewage systems (SSS), such as septic tanks, if not properly managed, can lead to a number of issues including pollution of the water environment and nuisance issues such as ponding and odour. These issues can have significant negative impacts on local communities and are difficult for these communities to address.
The international review outlines the commonalities in SSS related transboundary issues where SSS are used and draws a series of key recommendations for policy and management.
IMPRESS investigated improved methods for forecasting of floods and droughts where these are influenced by reservoir operations. IMPRESS undertook a review of current practice, identified possible improved approaches, and made recommendations for realising benefits through partnership working and future joint programmes of work. A Road Map of activities with a 10-year vision is proposed, guided by a Reservoir Working Group and Partnership Days.