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Hutton research reflected in Hydro Nation 2018 report

Loch Morlich (c) James Hutton Institute
"The Hydro Nations Scholars Programme is developing some of the brightest global talent to become the water leaders of the future and the reputation of the programme is receiving international recognition"

Work by James Hutton Institute water researchers has been reflected in the latest Scotland: The Hydro Nation Annual Report, which provides an outline of activities carried out by the Scottish Government and partners under the Hydro Nation agenda.

The report focuses on key thematic areas including ‘National'; ‘International’; ‘Knowledge’; and ‘Innovation’. It includes updates on the new Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service, international activity in Malawi and India, and the Hydro Nation Scholar Programme chaired by Professor Bob Ferrier, CREW Director and Hutton Director of Research.

In the 'Knowledge' strand, the document highlights the World Water Day 2018 event organised by the Institute on behalf of the Scottish Government to recognise the contribution of Scottish academics, practitioners and policy makers to the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, Sustainable Development Goal 6: "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all". 

The report also references the Hutton-led 'Decentralised Waste Water Treatment System: Global Innovation for Sustainable Rural Communities in India' initiative, which seeks to deliver a low-cost, low-energy, decentralised waste water treatment and recycling system that moves towards a closed loop system,  recovers resources, improves sanitation, improves public health, builds social capacity and safeguards the environment.

Commenting on the progress of the Hydro Nation Scholars Programme, Professor Bob Ferrier says in the report: “This Scottish Government support is developing some of the brightest global talent to become the water leaders of the future and the reputation of the programme is receiving international recognition. Individually excellent in their own fields, they collectively share and support each other in consideration of some of the complex problems we face, which adds tremendously to their professional development.”

The Scotland: Hydro Nation Annual Report 2018 report can be accessed via the Scottish Government website.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.