Introduction by Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Our Water Economy Vision
I am very pleased to introduce this annual report to the Scottish Parliament on progress in delivering against our innovative Hydro Nation agenda.
Scottish Water continues to perform strongly and are a real public sector success story. I welcome their achievements, including the highest ever levels of customer satisfaction.
I am delighted with the breadth of work undertaken by our Hydro Nation partners and I must highlight the excellent examples from Scottish Canals who are featured for the first time. Scotland has completed the initial phase of work as one of a small number of pilot studies contributing to the OECD Water Governance Initiative Principles, and this year we hosted the ISO Technical Committee on Water Quality Standards in Edinburgh helping to support their important work that benefits us all.
Elsewhere, I am very pleased to report that Scottish Water is the lead partner in a significant EU INTERREG North-West European bid: Living Labs for Water Innovation Demonstration Exchange - ' LL4WIDE'. Managed by Scottish Water Horizons, the project will establish a trans-national network of operational-scale testing/demonstrator facilities in Scotland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. This achievement and many other areas of progress are detailed further in the Report.