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HABITAT III -the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
Hydro Nation Scholar, Robert Sakic Trogrlic attended HABITAT III - the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, where UN member state will establish global commitment to sustainable urbanisation through a global agreement – the New Urban Agenda.
Robert was invited by the HABITAT III Secretariat to be a speaker for the Children and Youth Roundtable, representing Water Youth Network. He was also in charge of organising and facilitating a session entitled The role of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for building urban resilience, organised jointly by Water Youth Netwrok, United Nations Major Group for Chilren and Youth and TERI- The Energy and Resources Institute. This is part of Science, Technology and Innovation Stream of the Children and Youth Forum, which was held on October 15th.
Robert also had a role in supporting (along with Water Youth Network) the HABITAT III youth representative of the Netherlands and Dutch Government in organising a youth competition called Youth for Sustainable Urban Deltas, the winner of which will get a chance to present at COP22 in November 2016.
Hydro Nation Scottish-Indian Entrepreneurship Programme 2016-2017
In the run up to the launch of the Scottish Government's Hydro Nation Entrepreneurs Programme, a number of the Hydro Nation Scholars have met with programme organiser Adam Purvis, Power of Youth to give their thoughts on meeting the needs of the global water sector and engaging with entrepreneurs in Scotland and India. A number of scholars will also attend the Hydro Nation Entrepreneurs Summit in Edinburgh in September 2016.
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 30th August to 2nd September 2016
Hydro Nation Scholar, Christopher Schulz will be presenting at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographic Society. The theme for the 2016 Annual Conference is nexus thinking, an approach that has attracted a surge of interest in the last five years among academics, policy-makers and third sector organizations. The aim of nexus thinking is to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains. Christopher’s talk, titled ‘Valuing Water in Mato Grosso, Brazil’, will discuss how water is valued by the local population culturally, the use of water in the state’s main economic activities and its wider role in sustaining the biggest wetland in the world, the Pantanal, and associated challenges and conflicts over water governance, pollution and investment in domestic water supply and sanitation.
Hydro Nation Scholar, Bas Buddenborf's EGU General Assembly 2016 conference report published
Hydro Nation Scholar, Bas Buddendorf's conference report for the EGU General Assembly 2016 has been published in the BHS newsletter 'Circulation' No. 130, after Bas received a travel grant to attend the conference. His conference report is available to download.
Forthcoming Hydro Nation Scholar publication in Edward Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
Ruby Moynihan's paper titled 'International law on protection of transboundary freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity' will soon be available in J Razzaque and E Morgera Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law (Edward Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, forthcoming August 2016).
Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop in Brasilia, Brazil, 20-24th July 2016
Hydro Nation Scholar, Christopher Schulz is participating in a Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop in Brazil on ‘Climate and Landscape Change in the Pantanal: assessing environmental vulnerabilities and future water security in Brazil's wetland wilderness.’ The aim of the event is to exchange ideas between British and Brazilian researchers with an interest in the Pantanal wetland and is open to early career researchers.
1st Portuguese-Brazilian Symposium on Models and Practices of Sustainability, Lisbon, 11th July 2016
Christopher Schulz presented his research on values and water governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil, at the "1° Simpósio Luso-Brasileiro sobre Modelos e Práticas de Sustentabilidade" to an audience of Portuguese and Brazilian researchers. The symposium was a Portuguese-language pre-event to the 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (13-15 July).
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.