The Hydro Nation International Centre is proud to host Scotland's World Water Day event, held annually on the 22nd March.
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Here you can find all of the fascinating virtual tours, talks and articles from World Water Day 2021. The 2021 theme was “Valuing Water”, and are proud to have hosted leading experts in Scottish water policy, industry and research to hear their perspectives on what it means for a nation to truly value water.
Explore the leading-edge research of the Hydro Nation Scholars in a virtual poster session. The research of the next generation of Scotland's water leaders covers a wide range of contemporary waters issues, from pollution control to climate resilience, health and wellbeing.
As the Hydro Nation, Scotland is taking a leading role in addressing the global water challenge. Take a tour through some of the contributions of Scottish organisations and international collaborators.
Water has always been a deep well of artistic inspiration. Take some time to meander through this virtual exploration of the role of water in contemporary Scottish art and design, featuring works from:
- Dovecot Studios.
- Lesley Banks, artist-in-residence at Scottish Canals.
- The Travelling Gallery
Need a break from a busy day? Take some time to relax to music and images of Scotland's water landscapes.
Scotland is a world leader in water sector innovation - take a look around the Innovation room to discover more about the services driving this success, such as the Water Test Network, Scottish Water Horizons Development Centres, and the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service.
The management of water resources is a complex, multifaceted challenge. This virtual exhibition highlights the latest thinking on water governance, both in Scotland and internationally.
Discover the latest citizen science initiatives monitoring and studying Scottish waters, and find out how you can get involved in the recently announced WaterWall in Motion video competition.
Scottish Water have set themselves the ambitious target of reaching net zero emissions by 2040, a full five years ahead of the Scottish Government's target of 2045. Follow the link to learn more about how Scottish Water are working to achieve this goal.
Explore the role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in place-making, climate resilience, health and wellbeing, and get up to speed on new and upcoming Blue-Green Infrastructure projects across Scotland's town's and cities
Welcome to World Water Day from Scottish Government Water Industry Team Leader Jon Rathjen.
Welcome from Rosanna Cunningham MSP, former Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Presentation by David Faichney, Surface Water and Blue-Green Infrastructure Policy Advisor, Scottish Government, on secondment from SEPA Flood Unit
Presentation by Mark Williams, Environmental Regulation and Climate Change Manager at Scottish Water
Presentation by Malcolm Roughead OBE, CEO of Visit Scotland
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My first thoughts for writing this blog post turned into a rather academic and formal approach, not to say boring, trying to squeeze in some notions from my own research with the value of water theme.
The importance of water is undeniable and well established. However, many of human’s acts are affecting its quality over the years. Plastic is one of the most pressing issues responsible for water pollution.
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The Hydro Nation International Centre, with support from the Scottish Government is proud to be once again hosting World Water Day 2021 on March 22nd.
Scotland's World Water Day 2021 event, held on the 22nd March, included a series of innovative virtual exhibition spaces hosting a huge number of submissions kindly provided by contributors across Scotland's Water Sector and beyond.
Gail Walker is the Water Policy Team Manager at Citizens Advice Scotland. She is responsible for consumer-focused policy and advocacy work to secure the best outcomes for those who pay for and use water and wastewater services in Scotland.
Harry is the head of Home Energy Scotland, a national advice network managed by Energy Saving Trust on behalf of t
Morag Garden is Scotch Whisky Associations’ Head of Sustainability & Innovation, a role she took up in 2007.
Rachel has dedicated her 27-year career to water research and currently works at the science policy interface as the Manager of the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
Sam has considerable experience in strategy, government, consumer advocacy and utilities regulation. As Director of the Customer Forum he helped ensure that the Strategic Review of Scottish Water was founded on the needs and aspirations of customers and communities.