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Drought and Water Scarcity in the UK: Effects and Impacts

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We invite you to attend this free event to hear about the latest research findings of the effect and impacts of droughts and water scarcity in the UK.

Following the 2011-2012 UK drought experience, the UK Droughts & Water Scarcity Programme was commissioned to investigate the potential for, and impact of this phenomenon. The MaRIUS project was commissioned under this programme to assess the Management Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity. The partner organisations of MaRIUS are CEH, the Met Office, and the Universities of Cranfield, Bristol and Oxford, and the project’s steering group includes practitioners from government, regulators and the water industry.

This event will showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project as it draws to a close, and what outputs are available for use. The event will also highlight the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

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 will be a major 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.

This is a FREE event but places are limited, so please register your place now!

By attending this event, you will:

• Hear about the programme of research examining the effects of drought and water scarcity in the UK

• Become aware of the key findings and outputs from this flagship research project, on a wide range of research upon people and the environment

• Engage with researchers who will share the findings of their work across the physical and social sciences

• Understand what outputs have been created that you can use

• Have the opportunity to meet others interested in this subject

Participate in exchange and debate regarding the current findings and outputs

• Hear about the further planned research work in this area and how to get involved

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, please click on the green REGISTER button and then the green CHECKOUT button to subsequently add your contact details and dietary preferences.

Note: The venue is the West One conference centre, 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR. It’s 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube station, or 10 minutes from either Regents Park or Great Portland Street tube stations.

Registration, coffee and pastries are available from 9am; talking starts at 9:45am, and finishes at 1pm for lunch.

The full agenda, papers and travel directions will be sent to you prior to the meeting.

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