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4 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
26 Apr 2021 Washington DC, United States
The first 100 days of an American presidency set the tone for an administration as well as its priorities. Joseph Biden has linked his climate agenda to job creation at home and to reasserting US leadership on the international stage. What do Biden's words and actions mean for water?
4 Mar 2021 ROME
Given that papal travel is starting again next week, might the Pope make a visit to Glasgow? Church sources have told The Tablet the idea is under consideration. It is noteworthy that on January 15, 2021, the UK’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Sally Axworthy, was received in a private audience by Francis...
17 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced that the US will host a climate summit of the world’s major economies before the end of March 2021. Biden has already committed the US re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of his inauguration in January.The announcement follows a virtual "Climate Ambition Summit" co-hosted by the UN, the United Kingdom, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile on 12-13 Decmber which was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris accord and was held in lieu of the originally-scheduled COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which will now happen in November 2021...
29 May 2020 GLASGOW, Scotland
The deferred United Nations climate change summit (COP26) will now take place in Glasgow, Scotland, between 1 and 12 November 2021. The event had been postponed from planned November 2020 dates because of the COVID pandemic. In the meantime the conference venue, the Scottish Exhibition Centre, was repurposed as a hospital facility supporting Scotland’s National Health Service in response to the virus crisis...
17 Mar 2020 LONDON
A new high-level expert group plans to develop proposals to unlock more climate finance, specifically for improved water services in low- and middle-income countries, before the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26. Speaking at the summit, WaterAid’s president, Prince Charles highlighted the need for an integrated approach to water and the climate crisis.
12 Mar 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The year 2020 will be pivotal for climate action if the world is to control ever worsening impacts and indicators of climate change before it is too late, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as he launched a World Meteorolgical Organisation (WMO) Statement on the State of the Global Climate...
11 Mar 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
This article has been updated to reflect changes in Scottish Government guidance for societal contact associated with the coronavirusTune in 1.30 PM UK time Friday 20 March HERE for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience”, with the theme "Water and the Climate Crisis". The link will become live at 1...
13 Feb 2020 GLASGOW, Scotland
Alok Sharma has been announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom’s Minister with responsibility for COP26, the United Nations Climate Summit which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November this year. He is also the UK’s new Minister for the country’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...
15 Sep 2019 ABERDEEN, Scotland
Scotland’s James Hutton Institute hosted the first of a new series of aquaNOW Audiences 11 September, at the Institute’s spectacular Craigiebuckler campus home of world-leading environmental research. The video of the aquaNOW Audience CAN BE VIEWED HERE. An eclectic international and Scottish panel discussed opportunities offered by the recent announcement that Glasgow, Scotland, will co-host the 2020 UN Climate Change conference (COP 26, the Scottish COP?); the role of nation states in addressing global water, and water-related challenges; the "value of water"; ways to engage popular and political discourse around water resources management beyond the "water industry"...
13 Aug 2019 STIRLING, United Kingdom
A new $7.3 Million USD district heating project in Stirling, Scotland, will provide low-cost, low-carbon heat from the city’s sewage. The project will save about 381 tons of carbon each year or about the equivalent of driving a car 1.5 million miles, and is part of Stirling’s ambition to become the UK's first carbon-neutral city...