Solutions to the Global Water Crisis Sought in Scotland

The UK Water Partnership is proud to feature an insightful thought piece by Andrew Tyler, Professor of Environmental Science and Monitoring at the University of Stirling and Scotland Hydro Nation Chair. In this piece, Professor Tyler highlights the urgent need to address the global water crisis and the role Scotland is playing in finding sustainable […]

Achieving Net Zero

In 2021, the UK Water Partnership set out their approach to help the water sector in achieving Net Zero. Through a series of discussions between the UK Water Partnership, Scottish Government and other collaborators, a note entitled ‘Making a commitment to go beyond Net Zero’ was published (available here). In 2022, Scottish Water published an […]

UKWP Water First Event

A brief note summarising the UKWP Water First Autumn Event On Tuesday 15th November 2022 the UK Water Partnership hosted their annual ‘Water First’ event at HR Wallingford, themed on addressing global water challenges. The event brought together thought leaders from across government, industry, academia who presented over six thematic challenges for the water industry. […]

Water Wall in Motion

In March 2020,  Scotland’s Centre of Expertise in Waters (CREW), in partnership with SEFARI Gateway, SAGES and Scottish HEIs, opened a video competition to virtually engage Scotland’s water community and share contemporary views of the importance of water in research, management, innovation and recreation.  Videos were submitted to one of seven thematic areas and were captured online for […]

Pharmaceuticals and Water

Commissioned by the One Health Breakthrough Partnership (OHBP)  – a consortium of key regional and national stakeholders across the water, environment and healthcare sectors comprising Scottish Water, SEPA, NHS Highland, and the Environmental Research Institute-University of the Highlands and Islands – and supported by Scottish Government – the report represents the first national assessment of […]

WET Networks – Circular Water Economy

Water is a precious and finite resource, intrinsically linked with other systems such as governance, the natural system and the urban system. Water is the ultimate circular resource due to its ability to be processed relatively cheaply and used productively again and again. Circular Economy principles have undergone major developments and are being applied in […]

Equitable and Sustainable use of Groundwater

UCL are working with allied research institutions and stakeholder communities in tropical Africa and South Asia to explore pathways by which groundwater can be used not only to adapt to the amplification of floods and droughts brought about by climate change but also to help to realise by 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6 […]

UKWP x British Water Event

A joint UK Water Partnership and British Water event was held on Monday, 29 November 2021 at HR Wallingford.  The event brought together water sector leaders from industry, academia and government, from across the UK and overseas to reflect on COP26 and question ‘How does business support society to better understand the transformation of services […]

Water and Circular Economy

At whatever point in the natural water cycle an organisation is placed, from supply to downstream use, to treatment or distribution, doing a better job of preserving usable water represents valuable efficiency gains and a healthier bottom line. With climate change will inevitably come issues associated with too much (increased risk of flooding) or too […]