Briefing notes

These briefing notes provide a summary of About Drought research. The following topics are currently available:

How to plan and manage water resources for public water supply: future directions,

Image of front page of briefing note 2
Front page of About Drought briefing note 2 – How to plan and manage water resources for public water supply: future directions

This brief looks at some risks, challenges and opportunities for supplies of safe and wholesome water to the UK population. It aims to help water planners and managers by presenting some of the most up-to-date approaches for dealing with uncertainty, including simulation and risk-based approaches, offering guidance on decision support tools and indicating future directions for planning and managing water resources. This is the second of a series of briefs to support improved decision making in relation to droughts and water scarcity.

Which farming areas of England and Wales are most at risk from economic losses due to drought?

Image of briefing note front cover
Which farming areas of England and Wales are most at risk from economic losses due to drought?

This briefing note looks at the effects of water scarcity and drought on crops which require supplemental irrigation, and includes some ideas on steps which may help to mitigate losses to farmers. This is the first of a series of briefs to support improved decision making in relation to droughts and water scarcity.