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The first annual CREW (Centre of Expertise for Waters) Lecture was held as part of Hydro Nation's

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On the 22nd of March, Scotland celebrated World Water Day 2021, as part of a global UN initiative to understand the value of water to us

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Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre at the James Hutton Institute, has appeared in OOSKAnews'

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On Wed 27 May at 2PM UK time OOSKAnews will host a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience”, with the theme "Water and Resilient Cities".

World Water Day 2022

Submitted by admin on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 11:49

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.

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On World Water Day (22nd March 2019), the Hydro Nation International Centre and Centre of Expertise for Water (

Integrated Water Resource Management in Southern Malawi - Enhancement report for project expansion

Submitted by admin on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 21:30

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).

International policy review on small sewage systems

Submitted by admin on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 21:28

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: Approaches to IMProve flood and drought forecasting and warning in catchments influenced by REServoirS

Submitted by admin on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 21:26

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.

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Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) published a significant report in February on the

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