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Scotland’s contribution to international water policy and research (Report)
Barriers to implementation and recommendations to enable and accelerate progress towards achieving SDG 6 were discussed in four thematic breakout sessions:
- Waste Water Treatment Systems
- Water Resources Water Quality and Quality
- Drinking Water Supply and...
Our most precious resource - water!
But the statistics on what we are doing to this precious resource are just staggering;
• Every minute a new born child dies from a water-based infection;
• Over 30% of the world’s schools don’t have access to clean water;
CREW project 'Dynamic Coast' wins Spotlight Prize
Dynamic Coast is an open access web-based tool, offering easy-to-interpret reports and maps of the entire 21,000 km of Scottish coastline, allowing for swift identification of potential areas of erosions and vulnerable assets such as roads, rails, or houses concerned. Of the 21,000 km of...
World Overshoot Day - How CREW is working to move the date back
World Overshoot Day represents the day of the year where we, as a planet, have used up more resources than Earth is able to renew in one year. The Overshoot date this year (1 August 2018) is the earliest in history.
CREW researchers are working to move the date back through a number of...
World Water Day - 22 March
Every year World Water Day is celebrated on 22nd March. This year the theme is 'Nature for Water' with events being held worldwide. The theme is encouraging nature-based solutions to the problems that we currently face, like floods, droughts, and pollution. Check out more at the...
CREW featured in Parliament Hydro Nation debate
The debate covered the importance of water to Scotland’s national and international identity, and developing the water economy, as promoted by the Hydro Nation agenda. Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said in her speech:
Policy update: Drinking Water Quality Regulator
DWQR regulates Scottish Water and supervises the regulation of private water supplies (PWS) by local authorities. It is the latter supplies which create many of the policy challenges we currently face. Questions such as “How can we persuade people of the health risk their private supply presents...