Videos of the presentations from the MaRIUS LIVE conference

The playlist:

More information about the MaRIUS LIVE! event.

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0 An overview of the MaRIUS project, using footage from the day of the project’s showcase event on 2 November 2017, setting out the context for research into drought and water scarcity in the UK.
1 Helen Gavin welcomes people to the MaRIUS LIVE event: a mini conference (2 Nov 2017) that showcases the breadth of work and findings of the MaRIUS project, which examines the Risks and Impacts of Drought and Water Scarcity in the UK.
2 Trevor Bishop, Director, Ofwat, gives the opening address for the MaRIUS LIVE conference.  His talk sets out the importance of this research in the current regulatory and policy landscape.
3 Jim Hall sets the stage for the meeting, outlining the purpose of workshop and providing a summary overview of the MaRIUS project, within the NERC Drought and Water Scarcity Programme.
4 Bettina Lange introduces the social science work undertaken in the project.
5 Kevin Grecksch outlines findings from work exploring Drought Management Options and from interviews with water resource practitioners.
6 Catharina Landström outlines the research focusing on community involvement on the local geographical scale. She will summarise the outcomes of a transdisciplinary Environmental Competency Group activity examining water management in the River Kennet.
7 Q&A discussion session following the social science presentations
8 Helen Gavin introduced the drought and water scarcity physical science research undertaken in the MaRIUS project.
9 Richard Jones outlines the climate datasets and ‘drought event set’ generated by the project for use.
10 Thorsten Wagner summarises the findings of catchment scale drought modelling.
11 Vicky Bell outlines CEH’s findings on the effect of drought on hydrology at a national scale, using the CEH national gridded hydrological model ‘Grid-to-Grid’.
12 Gemma Coxon summarises the results gained from Bristol University’s hydrological model ‘Dynamic TOPMODEL’ for national scale hydrological drought modelling.
13 Paul Whitehead addresses the effects of drought on water quality processes.
14 Helen Gavin presents slides showing the research of Alex Elliott, CEH, on the effect of drought and reservoir drawdown on algal growth under drought scenarios.  Alex was unwell at the time of the meeting.
15 Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini covers research on water resource modelling on a catchment and a national scale. Some of this work has contributed to Water UK’s 2017 Water Resources Long-Term Planning Framework project.
16 Q&A discussion session following the physical science presentations
17 Ian Holman provides an overview of the research done to assess the impacts of water scarcity.
18 Pam Berry presents the research findings of the research team examining the impact of drought and water scarcity on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
19 Dolores Rey covers the impacts on agriculture and irrigation benefits, plus the adaptation response of farmers to drought.
20 Chris Decker presents the findings of a national scale economic assessment of drought.
21 Jim Hall presents slides showing the research of himself and colleague Ed Byers, on the water need of energy generation and the potential impacts of low flows.
22 Q&A discussion session following the impact research presentations
23 Q&A discussion session with all research speakers, covering social and physical science
24 Jamie Hannaford outlines the next phase of the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme, “ENDOWS” and how you can get involved.
25 Jim Hall summarises the research of the MaRIUS project into the effect of drought and water scarcity in the UK, and closes the meeting.