India Hydro Nation Scottish Development Mission

How moving to a circular economy can preserve our most vital resource?

Discover it and join us the 10th of March 2017 in Edinburgh for a Water Sector stakeholder platform design. Book at info@auroracons.org

 

Three billion people will join the global consumer class over the next two decades, accelerating the degradation of natural resources and escalating competition for them.

 

Nowhere is this growing imbalance playing out more acutely than the water sector. Already, scarcity is so pronounced that we cannot reach many of our desired economic, social, and environmental goals. If we continue business as usual, global demand for water will exceed viable resources by 40 percent by 2030. 

 

A Scottish SME's Delegation, with SEP and Scottish Water have been selected by the Hydro Nation Governmental Programme and Scottish Development International  to go to India at the end of January. 

 

 

Purpose?

To engage with India water sectors and demands of products and services for the emergent needs. The Ganga Rejuvenation  is the project we have been involved primary. One of the most important land restoration project worldwide, but the perspectives are paramount, with the support of the CII, Confederation of Indian Industry.  Aurora's team is working to make it happen with the strong backup of the Circular Economy India Report just been released by Ellen MacArthur Foundation at the end of 2016.

 

The purpose of Aurora's work for this mission is creating a Circular Economy Stakeholders platform to bring Circular Economy in a very active way for the Water sector in India. Aurora has been leading this transition and facilitation of the Stakeholders Platform, proving knowledge and tutoring the process, which is still on going. 

 

We have been proudly waiving the flag in India, considering the recent Circular Economy prize Scotland won at the Circulars Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos on the 16th of January. Scotland has been named one of the world’s top circular economy nations, receiving a global award for its work to make things last. The shift to a circular water economy holds much promise. It would replace scarcity with abundance and greatly reduce the resources needed to run our global water infrastructure, and Scotland has the potential to cover this staggering task with skills and capacity building.

 

We think a circular water economy might even eliminate rapidly growing cleanup costs because no harmful substances would ever be added to the water supply. But this challenge must be covered by cooperating on stakeholders platform. Circular Economy is based on collaboration along the supply chain. In our competitive world this is the main challenge we are facing to enable circular economy.

Since water is the single most important shared resource across all supply chains, and wastewater is the largest untapped waste category—as big as all solid-waste categories taken together—it is the natural starting point for the circular revolution. The water sector’s advanced technologies and proven record of multistakeholder agreements also lend themselves to circular solutions. We must capture this unique opportunity now, before localized droughts and shortages become a global crisis. 

 

If you want to take part of this opportunity please join us on the 10th of March in Edinburgh for the next stage of the Water and Sustainable Development India-Scotland with Circular Economy. Send us a note of interest at info@auroracons.org.

 

 

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