Drought and public water supply

Tuesday 2 July 2019
Location: Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford
Online registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drought-exchanges-water-supply-registration-63381974191

DROUGHT Exchanges: Water Supply

We invite you to attend this free event to hear about the datasets and findings of the UK Droughts and Water Scarcity research programme that specifically focus on public water supply and the water industry. This event will be of interest to all those involved in managing water resources, from water companies, regulators, consultancies, researchers, and many others.

This workshop follows one held in October 2018, and has the objective of raising awareness of the national and regional datasets available now and forthcoming, report on progress with the research and feedback at the October event, and gain insights on the water industry’s specific needs so we can shape the final outputs. We are very keen that this is a participatory, two way exchange and hope to have your contribution and insights on what data and outputs are of use to your work. You do not need to have attended the October workshop to come to this event in July.

By attending this event, you can:

  • Hear about the programme of research examining the effects of drought and water scarcity in the UK
  • Learn about the datasets, information and findings arising from the research programme, with a specific focus on information of relevance or of interest to public water supply
  • View ‘drought libraries’ that integrate new historical and future hydroclimatic datasets, for stress-testing water supply systems
  • Find out about the hydrological modelling undertaken in the Drought and Water Scarcity programme, and datasets arising, free to use
  • Hear about the latest developments in national-scale risk-based water supply modelling
  • Interact with new prototype real-time drought monitoring and early warning systems
  • Share your work, information and decision-support needs in relation to drought and water scarcity
  • Meet others interested in this subject
  • Discuss the current and forthcoming findings and outputs to ensure its suitability and usefulness for practitioners and regulators in the public