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Singapore International Water Week 10-14th July 2016
Good luck to Hydro Nation Scholar Robert Šakić Trogrlić who is attending the Young Water Leaders’ Summit in Singapore next week. Designed by young water professionals, for young water professionals, the Summit aims to profile the global water industry as an exciting and innovative sector, to inspire young water professionals with leadership potential to develop their careers in the water industry, and to connect young water professionals with established business leaders, who serve as role models. As part of his involvement in preparations for the Summit, Robert has led work on producing a ‘Survival Kit’ of practical advice to participants on how to make the best out of an international event ahead of the Summit.
Hydro Nation Scholar, Nazli Koseoglu’s research stay at IIASA, Vienna Summer 2016
Nazli Koseoglu is on a 3 month research stay at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna. IIASA is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological and social change that we face in the twenty-first century with the focus of producing policy relevant results. With her project, Nazli aims to produce findings which will contribute to the efforts in diffuse pollution reduction in Scotland.
BUFI Science Festival 17th June 2016
Hydro Nation Scholar, Robert Šakić Trogrlić took part in BUFI Science Festival organised by British Geological Survey and NERC. The BUFI Science Festival is an annual competitive event and Robert’s poster titled ‘Community-based flood risk management for Malawi’ received a highly commended prize.
Hydro Nation Scholar, Robert Šakić Trogrlić co-authors report on flood resilience in cities
As a part of Robert's cooperation with UNESCO IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands, Robert collaborated on producing a report titled ‘Adaptation mainstreaming for achieving flood resilience in cities’ for the CRC Water Sensitive Cities (funded by the Australian Government), which was published in June 2016.
14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 20-24 June, 2016
Hydro Nation Scholar, Ruby Moynihan, recently presented her PhD research at the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law hosted by PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals, at the University of Oslo.
BENELEX Workshop on Water and Benefit-sharing, 12th May 2016
Hydro Nation Scholar, Ruby Moynihan presented on 'International Water Law and Equity' at the BENELEX Workshop on Water and Benefit-sharing, a workshop on benefit-sharing issues related to water, held at the University of Edinburgh together with experts from the University of Geneva International Water Law Platform.
4th International Climate Change Adaptation conference 10-13th May 2016
Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). The fourth edition was held in May 2016 in Rotterdam. Hydro Nation Scholar Robert Šakić Trogrlić gave a presentation titled ‘Rebuild by Design: Implementation of green infrastructure for flood resiliency in Hoboken’ at the Designing a Climate Resilient Future session. On 13th of May 2016, UNESCO- IHE and Deltares organised an event entitled Young Scientists Event on Disaster Risk Reduction, at which Robert was invited to give a young scientist pitch on Disaster Risk Reduction Governance, discussing his PhD case study in Malawi.
EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria 17-22nd April 2016
This year’s EGU General Assembly hosted 4,863 oral and 10,320 poster presentations, across 619 unique scientific sessions. Hydro Nation Scholar, Aaron Neill had a poster presentation titled ‘Long-term spatio-temporal patterns and controls of faecal contamination risk in an agricultural catchment’.
Scotland the Hydro Nation 'Road trip' May 2016
In May 2016, eight Hydro Nation scholars took to the road with the Hydro Nation staff team to explore the pressures and competing demands on, and the ecosystem services provided by, our water resource in Scotland. During the road trip, we considered how benefits and conflicts can be maximised through water resource management and contribute to the Hydro Nation Strategy. From a highland distillery to a lowland flood defence scheme, visits to a wide range of field sites allowed discussion with those implementing water policies on the ground, alongside those developing water policies. Site visits covered contrasting issues and pressures, including land use, flooding, industry, marine and restoration. Many thanks to the scholars for their enthusiasm and excellent final presentations which summarised the week’s learning on water pressures, policies and futures and approaches to water management.
Hydro Nation Scholars first year training programme Spring 2016
As in previous years, the scholars in the first year of study for their doctorate attended introductory sessions with Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Scottish Water and the Water Industry Commission for Scotland to learn about how these organisations operate and to share how their PhD topics aim to address aspects of the Hydro Nation agenda.
World Water Day Hydro Nation Scholars panel 22nd March 2016
It was great to see many of the Hydro Nation Scholars in attendance at ‘World Water Day 2016 – Water and Sustainability: A Hydro Nation Approach’ on 22nd March 2016 at the University of Dundee. Our thanks to the four scholars, Ruby, Bas, Juan Carlos and Nandan, who formed the third panel of the day, giving speed talks on their PhD topics and providing their perspectives on the themes discussed during this cross-disciplinary event.
Scholars visit Scottish Parliament February 2016
The 2016 cohort of Hydro Nation Scholars enjoyed a visit to Scottish Parliament in February to learn about the process of law making and to sit in on First Minister’s question time. The scholars also met Jon Rathjen, team leader of the Water Industry Team in Scottish Government to learn about the Scottish Water Industry and Hydro Nation agenda, and to discuss how their PhD topics compliment the Hydro Nation Strategy.