COP26 Hydro Nation Virtual Water Pavilion showcases the OHBP

The OHBP has made it to COP26! Our partnership and One Health mission to reduce pharmaceutical pollution in the environment is showcased under the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation Virtual Water Pavilion.

The virtual pavilion highlights how Scotland, as a Hydro Nation, is working across the water sector to respond to the challenges of climate change – and showcases key examples of innovation, research, and international development that are supporting a low-carbon economy and sustainable stewardship of water resources.

Through our ongoing engagement with the Scottish Government’s Water Industry Division and close alignment with the Hydro Nation agenda, the OHBP secured a virtual room under the Sharing Knowledge theme (wastewater).

Check it out here:

The OHBP virtual room includes a background video of our partnership and mission – and key outputs from our recent activity with NHS Highland, the Alliance for Water Stewardship, and other partners! We are also included in the virtual pavilion Library – which will be used as a lasting legacy from COP26.

Further information: OHBP & the Scottish Government

The OHBP has adopted the One Health concept, which recognises that the health of humans, the environment and animals are closely interconnected and interdependent – and water and water quality is central to this connectivity. In Scotland, we have high-quality water resources which are vitally important to the Scottish economy and environment – as recognised through the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation agenda.

The work of the OHBP is closely aligned with the Hydro Nation agenda, and to wider environment and social priorities – including the Scottish National Performance Framework Outcomes, Sustainable Development Goals, and climate & energy strategies.

Recently the OHBP received funding from the Scottish Government, and is now working closely with stakeholders and private sector representatives to establish a hub of expertise across the healthcare, environment & water sectors that will support evidence-based policy in Scotland. By working together, we are supporting the Hydro Nation agenda, and promoting Scotland as a global leader in managing One Health and water related issues.

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