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World Water Day

March 22nd

2022

'Realising the benefits of Scotland’s waters'

…what has Scotland's water ever done for us? …what can we do for Scotland’s water?

World Water Day, held annually on 22nd March and proudly hosted by the Hydro Nation International Centre, focussed on the importance of freshwater. This 2022 World Water Day event brought together Scotland's water sector and water users to understand the benefits of Scotland's water as a resource and the key issues in its management.

In aid of Scotland's vision to be the worlds first Hydro Nation, and meeting commitments following COP26, it asked: what can we, as individuals and communities of practice, do to protect this precious resource, and how should Scotland's water community effectively communicate and engage with wider society? These questions were discussed through a series of thematic sessions and unique insights from policy, research, practise, and person experience. 

This event included:

  • thought provoking talks from the science, policy and industry communities - see 'Talks' tab below
  • panel discussions and Q&A
  • dedicated networking sessions
  • World Water Day Poster exhibition - see 'Articles' tab below
  • an event live-stream with interactive polls and virtual content, and much more! 

See the full programme here.

For general enquiries please contact: enquiries@HNIC.scot

Virtual Tour
R&D - Hydro Nation Scholars
Virtual Tour
Blue Green Infrastructure
Virtual Tour
Sharing Knowledge
Virtual Tour
International
Virtual Tour
Water and Art
Virtual Tour
Scottish Water- Journey to Net Zero
Virtual Tour
Hydro Nation Chair
Virtual Tour
Water Sector Innovation
Virtual Tour
Library
Talk
WWD 2022 opening address
Talk
Improving Wellbeing, Improving Urban Waters
Talk
Transforming Scotland’s waters
Talk
Delivering a sustainable water service in Scotland
Talk
A low carbon, circular economy water sector – value for all
Talk
Blue-green solutions - Why engagement with communities matters and some key principles for carrying it out
Talk
Scotland’s canals in the twenty-first century: tackling the climate crisis and health inequalities through innovation
Talk
Re-Discovering Groundwater: A collaborative journey towards a sustainable water future in Malawi
Talk
Hydro Nation Chair – Bringing Scotland’s Water Sector Together Towards Net Zero & Beyond
Talk
World Water Day 2022 Full event
Air Bubbles in water
Update | ‘Groundwater – Home and Abroad’ Exhibition, British Geological Survey

The theme of World Water Day 2022 is groundwater. Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere, keeping rivers flowing in summer and supporting water supply. In the driest parts of the world, it may be the only water people have.