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What's the philosophy of a Hydro Nation?

aquaNOW Audience at Craigiebuckler site
"Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors"

The James Hutton Institute has hosted the first of a new series of aquaNOW Audiences on the topic of 'The Philosophy of a Hydro Nation'. aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions, produced by OOSKAnews, engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions, filmed before a live audience and streamed online to a global viewership.

Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors.

The aim of the Hydro Nation is to maximize the value of these resources in every sense, whether that be the contribution they make to the economy, or in how the quality of the country’s water environment contributes to citizens’ overall wellbeing and sense of national identity. This approach to water and climate change is understood to be unique to Scotland.

For this particular event, panellists included Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW); Professor Asit Biswas, founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico; Hydro Nation scholar Kathleen Stosch; Dean Muruven, Global Policy Lead Freshwater for WWF; and Barry Greig, Hydro Nation programme leader for the Scottish Government.

Professor Ferrier commented: “We are delighted to have hosted the launch of the next series of aquaNOW audiences at the Hydro Nation International Centre in Aberdeen.

“Continuing the conversation about water and its importance in all our lives is a really important part of building a vision for a sustainable future.”

For further details on the OOSKAnews aquaNOW Audience series, visit the OOSKAnews 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.