Webinar: Introducing the NERC ‘Drought and Water Scarcity in the UK’ research programme’s Engagement project, ‘ENDOWS’

Wednesday 13 December at 11 am
30 minutes duration
Host: Helen Gavin, University of Oxford/Atkins
Presenter: Helen Gavin (slides by Jamie Hannaford, CEH)

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This webinar features the UK Research Councils’ programme, ‘Drought and Water Scarcity in the UK’. The webinar will focus on a project within this programme called ‘ENDOWS’: ENgaging diverse stakeholders and publics with outputs from the UK DrOught and Water Scarcity programme.

The objective of ENDOWS is to engage with stakeholders, practitioners, and publics, to involve them in the UK Drought and Water Scarcity programme and to disseminate information about the findings, outputs and datasets arising from the programme that everyone can use.

Jamie Hannaford will give a 20 minute overview to the ENDOWS phase of work, and afterwards there will 10 minutes to answer questions.

Joining instructions:

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by clicking this URL:  https://zoom.us/j/284627623

Join by phone from the UK:  +44 (0) 20 3695 0088

The Webinar ID is: 284 627 623

Test news post

News items added on 22/11/2017

Large areas of the Iberian Peninsula are experiencing extreme drought conditions with Spain experiencing the worst drought for decades

New research shows droughts may be more costly than floods in cities

News items added on 18/10/2017

Horn of Africa Drought Response Issue No. 04 (5th October 2017) Currently over 20 million people are estimated to be affected by drought across the Horn of Africa

South Africa’s drooping flower tourism Ongoing drought in South Africa is affecting tourism

Weakening N American monsoon linked to global warming may lead to continued reduction in water resources in California:

Link established between European summer heatwave of 2017 and global warming:

MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity) LIVE

We held our Showcase Event on 2 November 2017 to set out the findings of the MaRIUS research, and what outputs are available. This event profiled the research findings on the effect and impacts of droughts and water scarcity in the UK, what outputs are available for use; what further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

Videos

MaRIUS Showcase video playlist on YouTube

More information

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and covers physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. It includes climatic aspects of drought and the derivation of a synthetic ‘drought event library’; hydrological responses both on a catchment and national scale; effects on water quality including nutrient concentration in rivers and algal concentrations in reservoirs, and effect of land use change; the ramifications on water resources on the Thames catchment and also nationally. It includes the impact of drought and water scarcity on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; agriculture and farming; the economy; and on electricity production.

The event was very successful and provided a key opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

View further information on the MaRIUS website

The changing nature of water management

28 February 2018
Location: Peterborough
Event organiser: UK Irrigation Association
Event type: UKIA Spring Conference
Registration: Register online

The UKIA Irrigation Association is holding its 2018 Spring Conference in Peterborough (see attached flyer). The theme is ‘The changing nature of water management – How do irrigators engage with change?’ The Special Guest Speaker (Dr Wiehann Steyn) will be discussing the current severe drought in South Africa and implications for agriculture and UK imports.

Further information is available on the registration page.

Conference brochure (pdf) from UKIA website.