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One week to go until World Water Day 2023 on 22nd March. Scotland joins the global water community with a hybrid event on the theme of ‘Accelerating Change through Partnerships and Cooperation’.

This conference aims to explore emerging trends and opportunities for water to act as a catalyst for accelerating change.





We will hear from a variety of speakers from policy, practitioner and research perspectives addressing 5 sub-themes with water as the cross-cutting connector:

  • Water and health

  • Water and sustainable engineering

  • Water and digitalisation

  • Water and international cooperation

  • Water and policy


In the evening there is the much-anticipated CREW Lecture with a keynote from renowned international expert on participatory projects, Minni Jain.