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<strong>Showcase</strong> <strong>Review</strong><br />

A round-up of presentations, research and outputs from<br />

the RCUK <strong>Drought</strong> and Water Scarcity Programme held in<br />

Birmingham on March 14th, 2018.<br />

www.<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong>.info<br />

@<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong><br />


Contents<br />

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Thank You<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> & Water Scarcity Programme<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> Risk & You<br />

Historic <strong>Drought</strong>s<br />


MaRIUS<br />

ENDOWS<br />

Newsletter<br />

<strong>Showcase</strong> Programme<br />

Plenary Session Speakers<br />

Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />

Monitoring & Early Warning<br />

Data<br />

Environment<br />

Water Supply<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> Narratives<br />

Communities<br />

Waterways Walk<br />

Datasets<br />

Organisations Who Attended<br />

Stay In Touch<br />


Thank You<br />

Welcome to the event review magazine following the<br />

<strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> <strong>Showcase</strong> and thank you to all the delegates<br />

who attended and to all the presenters. Around 120 people<br />

representing a very broad range of interests and expertise joined<br />

us to connect with this truly interdisciplinary research initiative,<br />

the RCUK <strong>Drought</strong> & Water Scarcity Programme.<br />

In this pack you will find presentations which<br />

illustrate the diverse, interdisciplinary and crosssectoral<br />

content which so many delegates – and<br />

speakers – have told us gave such a valuable<br />

insight into drought and water scarcity in the UK.<br />

We would like to thank all our speakers and<br />

facilitators who shared their expertise at the<br />

<strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> <strong>Showcase</strong>, and all the delegates<br />

for your questions, comments and opinions which<br />

will feed into the direction of the programme,<br />

its outputs and future workshops, events and<br />

engagement activities.<br />

Have you viewed the event video?<br />

Further thanks to everyone who was interviewed<br />

for the <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> video documentary.<br />

Please watch it by clicking here and share it with<br />

your colleagues. If you would like to feature it on<br />

your website please contact the project office by<br />

emailing info@<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong>.info<br />


UK <strong>Drought</strong> & Water<br />

Scarcity Programme<br />

<strong>Drought</strong>s and water scarcity jointly pose a substantial threat to the environment, agriculture, infrastructure,<br />

society and culture in the UK, yet our ability to characterise and predict their occurrence, duration and intensity,<br />

as well as minimise their impacts, is often inadequate.<br />

The UK <strong>Drought</strong>s & Water Scarcity research programme is a five-year interdisciplinary, £12 million+ NERC<br />

programme in collaboration with ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC and AHRC. It is supporting improved decision-making in<br />

relation to droughts and water scarcity by providing research that identifies, predicts and responds to the interrelationships<br />

between their multiple drivers and impacts.<br />

The programme’s research is UK-focused, and contributes to NERC’s natural hazards and climate system<br />

strategic science themes.<br />

Four projects are funded under the UK<br />

<strong>Drought</strong>s & Water Scarcity programme:<br />

Historic <strong>Drought</strong>s<br />


MaRIUS<br />

DRY<br />

Understanding past<br />

drought episodes to<br />

develop improved tools<br />

for the future<br />

Improving predictions of<br />

drought to inform user<br />

decisions<br />

Managing the<br />

risks, impacts and<br />

uncertainties of drought<br />

and water scarcity<br />

Bringing together<br />

stories and science to<br />

support better decisionmaking<br />

for drought risk<br />

management<br />

The final project, ENDOWS, (known as <strong>About</strong><br />

<strong>Drought</strong>) engages with stakeholders, practitioners<br />

and the public to involve them in the UK <strong>Drought</strong><br />

and Water Scarcity programme and to disseminate<br />

information about the findings, outputs and datasets<br />

zfrom the programme that everyone can use.<br />


You can find highlights from the <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong><br />

<strong>Showcase</strong> by clicking HERE or following this link:<br />

bit.ly/<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong>Highlights<br />


The Projects<br />

Find out more about the<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> & Water Scarcity<br />

projects<br />


DWS<br />

Projects<br />

dryproject.co.uk<br />

<strong>Drought</strong>s and water shortage can impact on the<br />

environment, agriculture, infrastructure, society<br />

and culture, affecting us all. The DRY project was<br />

founded in April 2014, with an aim to develop an<br />

easy-to-use, evidence-based resource to inform<br />

decision-making for drought risk management in<br />

the UK over a four-year period.<br />

The project spans seven catchment areas in<br />

England, Wales and Scotland to reflect different<br />

hydrological, socio-economic and cultural contexts<br />

in the UK.<br />

It takes a unique approach because it draws<br />

together information from multiple perspectives<br />

on drought science, stakeholder engagement,<br />

citizen science and narrative storytelling to better<br />

understand drought risks, while other studies have<br />

focused on mathematical modelling of drought<br />

risk.<br />

A key part of this is using different types of data<br />

together to build a better picture of drought risk<br />

in the UK. In the project, ‘data’ can mean statistics<br />

derived from a hydrological model to stories and<br />

images collected from a river catchment area<br />

and we think each of these is equally valuable in<br />

helping us understand how we can better cope<br />

with drought.<br />

To achieve this DRY incorporates a two-way<br />

process for gathering and sharing knowledge<br />

about drought. Narratives are stimulated<br />

from discussions around images, memories of<br />

historical drought events and the outcomes of the<br />

hydrological drought models being developed in<br />

the team. The narratives provide context to feed<br />

into our drought models which predict future<br />

drought scenarios.<br />

The project is also carrying out citizen science<br />

projects engaging people and generating learning<br />

opportunities surrounding drought impacts on<br />

plants, crops, trees and domestic water use. At<br />

each stage of the process the project shares<br />

findings with groups and incorporates feedback<br />

into the research design.<br />

The project leader is Professor Lindsey McEwen<br />

@Project_DRY<br />


DWS<br />

Projects<br />

historicdroughts.ceh.ac.uk<br />

Historic <strong>Drought</strong>s aims to develop a crossdisciplinary<br />

understanding of past drought episodes<br />

that have affected the UK, with a view to developing<br />

improved tools for managing droughts in future.<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> and water scarcity are significant threats<br />

to livelihoods and well-being in many countries,<br />

including the UK. Parts of the country are already<br />

water-stressed and are facing a wide range of<br />

pressures, including an expanding population and<br />

intensifying exploitation of increasingly limited water<br />

resources. In addition, many regions may become<br />

significantly drier in future due to environmental<br />

changes, all of which implies major challenges to<br />

water resource management. However, droughts<br />

are not simply natural hazards. There are also a<br />

range of socio-economic and regulatory factors<br />

that may influence the course of droughts, such<br />

as water consumption practices and abstraction<br />

licensing regimes. Consequently, if drought and<br />

water scarcity are to be better managed, there is a<br />

need for a more detailed understanding of the links<br />

between physical (i.e. meteorological, hydrological)<br />

and social and economic systems during droughts.<br />

With this research gap in mind, the Historic<br />

<strong>Drought</strong>s project aims to develop an<br />

interdisciplinary understanding of drought from<br />

a range of perspectives. Based on an analysis<br />

of information from a wide range of sectors<br />

(hydrometeorological, environmental, agricultural,<br />

regulatory, social and cultural), the project aims to<br />

characterise and quantify the history of drought<br />

and water scarcity since the late 19th century.<br />

The project will deliver the first systematic account<br />

(the UK <strong>Drought</strong> Inventory) of past droughts in the<br />

UK. The Inventory will form the basis of a novel joint<br />

hydrometeorological and socio-economic analysis<br />

that will lead to a ‘systems-based’ understanding of<br />

drought – i.e. an understanding of the multiple and<br />

interconnected drivers of drought, the impacts of<br />

drought and the feedbacks between them.<br />

We expect this systems-based understanding<br />

to improve decision-making for future drought<br />

management and planning, and to facilitate more<br />

informed and effective public discourse related to<br />

drought.<br />

The project leader is Jamie Hannaford at the<br />

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)<br />

@Hist<strong>Drought</strong>sUK<br />


DWS<br />

Projects<br />

aboutdrought.info<br />

IMPETUS brings together scientists from the<br />

meteorological, land surface, surface water and<br />

groundwater communities and social scientists<br />

from the water demand and forecast usability<br />

communities.<br />

The project involves internationally-leading<br />

scientists and social scientists from three<br />

NERC Research Centres (the National Centre<br />

for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), the British<br />

Geological Survey (BGS) and the Centre for<br />

Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), four leading<br />

universities (Oxford, Reading, Newcastle, and<br />

Southampton), the Met Office and the European<br />

Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts<br />

(ECMWF).<br />

Photo Credit: Emma Sheppard<br />

IMPETUS aims to improve the forecasting of UK<br />

drought on monthly to decadal timescales, by<br />

improving meteorological, hydrological and water<br />

demand forecasts and how they are combined<br />

to produce drought forecasts. This will be done<br />

in conjunction with stakeholders to ensure that<br />

drought forecasts are relevant for decision making.<br />

The project leader is Professor Len Shaffrey at<br />

University of Reading.<br />

@<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong><br />


DWS<br />

Projects<br />

mariusdroughtproject.org<br />

The MaRIUS project introduces a risk-based<br />

approach to drought and water scarcity to inform<br />

management decisions and to prepare households.<br />

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and covers<br />

physical and social science topics including: drought<br />

governance; drought options and management;<br />

community responses and environmental<br />

competency.<br />

It includes climatic aspects of drought and the<br />

derivation of a synthetic ‘drought event library’;<br />

hydrological responses both on a catchment and<br />

national scale; effects on water quality including<br />

nutrient concentration in rivers and algal<br />

concentrations in reservoirs, and effect of land use<br />

change; the ramifications on water resources on<br />

the Thames catchment and also nationally. It also<br />

includes the impact of drought and water scarcity<br />

on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; agriculture<br />

and farming; the economy; and on electricity<br />

production.<br />

MaRIUS has developed new methodologies,<br />

datasets and models for the analysis of drought<br />

and water scarcity impacts on river flow, water<br />

quality, ecology, farming, the economy, and how<br />

these combine to affect people.<br />

Some researchers in MaRIUS are using scenario<br />

modelling and case studies across a number of<br />

scales to understand both the drought impacts at<br />

a local level as well as the institutional decisionmaking<br />

by governments and water companies. The<br />

modelling work uses climatically rigourous drought<br />

scenarios and their impacts on water quality,<br />

agriculture, biodiversity and economic losses.<br />

In addition to computer modelling, social science<br />

and stakeholder engagement are a key part of the<br />

project, helping us to understand the role of the<br />

community, institutions, regulators and markets in<br />

drought management.<br />

The project leader is Professor Jim Hall at the<br />

Environmental Change Institute, University of<br />

Oxford<br />

mariusdroughtproject.org<br />


DWS<br />

Projects<br />

ENDOWS<br />

aboutdrought.info<br />

ENDOWS (Engaging diverse stakeholders and<br />

publics with outputs from the <strong>Drought</strong> and<br />

Water Scarcity Programme) brings together the<br />

successful stakeholder engagement elements of the<br />

four <strong>Drought</strong> and Water Scarcity (DWS) projects<br />

to further develop and promote understanding of<br />

the key messages from the programme. Building<br />

on the activities of DRY, IMPETUS, MaRIUS and<br />

Historic <strong>Drought</strong>, ENDOWS is funded by the<br />

Research Councils to inform adaptation and<br />

management decisions before, during and after<br />

drought events, using the new data and findings of<br />

the DWS programme.<br />

ENDOWS has brought these activities together<br />

under the banner ‘<strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong>’ an accessible<br />

programme of informed engagement with<br />

regulators, industry, business, policy-makers,<br />

communities and sector organisations.<br />

David Throup/Environment Agency<br />

Knowledge Exchange is a key function of <strong>About</strong><br />

<strong>Drought</strong>, facilitating effective networking between<br />

the research community and stakeholder<br />

communities; encouraging the building of reliable<br />

contacts and stimulating new working relationships<br />

and accelerating the speed at which the outputs<br />

of the DWS programme are being implemented<br />

to support evidence-based decisions in drought<br />

planning and management.<br />

The <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> <strong>Showcase</strong> is a one-stop crosssectoral<br />

forum bringing all the DWS projects<br />

together in one place on one day. Stakeholders and<br />

decision-makers from across the board can access<br />

the latest DWS programme developments, hear<br />

directly from the experts and give direct feedback.<br />

Experts from across the DWS programme can<br />

share their findings so far and invite feedback on<br />

how stakeholders want the information presented<br />

to best support policy and business decisions.<br />

It is planned to hold a final <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong><br />

<strong>Showcase</strong> in 2019.<br />

The <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> website http://www.<br />

<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong>.info is being developed as an<br />

authoritative source of expertise, and as a publicly<br />

available platform for informed comment and<br />

opinion. The <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> Twitter account<br />

@<strong>About</strong><strong>Drought</strong> highlights drought-related news<br />

and opinions from the UK and around the world.<br />

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Newsletter<br />

<strong>Event</strong> debrief: Business impacts of water scarcity<br />

What are the potential impacts of drought on UK<br />

businesses? And what are the priorities when it comes<br />

to sharing information about water scarcity? These<br />

were two themes discussed at a Business Stakeholder<br />

workshop held at UWE, Bristol, on 31.10.17.<br />

Discussions pointed up uncertainty about the<br />

future, and the need for earlier warning systems<br />

(for businesses to understand with greater lead time<br />

when water restrictions would occur; the later the<br />

warnings, the more expensive it becomes). Read more<br />

at: http://aboutdrought.info/event-debrief-20171031/,<br />

and if your business could contribute to this UK-wide<br />

discussion, please contact: Lindsey.McEwen@uwe.ac.uk<br />

Films are available from MaRIUS Live! and are published<br />

at http://aboutdrought.info/marius-managing-therisks-impacts-and-uncertainties-of-drought-andwater-scarcity-live/<br />

and on the MaRIUS website<br />

mariusdroughtproject.org.<br />

If you attended MaRIUS LIVE! But have not yet<br />

given your feedback, please do so here: https://goo.gl/<br />

forms/18gGmNXzllKJWlqh1.<br />

The post event delegate pack, including slide<br />

presentations and other materials, are available here:<br />

drive.google.com/drive/folders/1axroXhYqRjnTdkxt1-<br />

OdVpuzCTKpuMRc?usp=sharing<br />

<strong>Event</strong> debrief: Which communities and why?<br />

<strong>Event</strong> debrief: MaRIUS LIVE!<br />

Trevor Bishop, Director of Strategy and Planning<br />

at OFWAT, described MaRIUS as “one of the most<br />

important bits of research that we’ve seen in drought<br />

and water scarcity” as more than 80 delegates met<br />

to hear presentations setting out the findings of the<br />

project’s research and the outputs available for use.<br />

The project researchers outlined their findings on the<br />

effects of drought on people and the environment, on<br />

government, communities, water quality and resources,<br />

ecology, agriculture, the economy and electricity supply.<br />

How best do we connect a diverse range of publics<br />

and communities with research arising from the NERC<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> and Water Scarcity research programme?<br />

This was a theme discussed at the first Community<br />

Stakeholder workshop held at UWE, Bristol on<br />

27.10.17. This group forms the basis of a ‘community of<br />

practice’, developing and testing evidence that can be<br />

used in engaging communities in drought risk decisionmaking.<br />

Read more at: http://aboutdrought.info/eventdebrief-20171027/,<br />

and if you or your organisation<br />

would like to get involved, please contact: Lindsey.<br />

McEwen@uwe.ac.uk<br />

Click here to sign up<br />


Programme<br />

9.15<br />

10.00<br />

10.15<br />

11.30<br />

12.30<br />

13.30<br />

14.30<br />

14.35<br />

15.35<br />

15.55<br />

16.40 - 17.30<br />

12<br />

Registration & networking<br />

Project stands<br />

Welcome - Jamie Hannaford and Sally Stevens<br />

Opening Remarks from the Funders – Ruth Kelman (NERC)<br />

Plenary Session<br />

Chair: John Bloomfield, BGS<br />

Views from stakeholders<br />

Stacey Sharman (Defra)<br />

<strong>Drought</strong>s: Defra’s perspective<br />

Steven Wade (Atkins)<br />

<strong>Drought</strong>: challenges and opportunities, a water industry perspective<br />

Ana-Maria Millan (Consumer Council for Water)<br />

Saving water: seeing the bigger picture<br />

Highlights from the DWS Programme<br />

• Historic <strong>Drought</strong>s (Jamie Hannaford)<br />

• IMPETUS (Len Shaffrey)<br />

• MaRIUS (Helen Gavin)<br />

• DRY (Lindsey McEwen)<br />

Primer on ENDOWS (Jamie Hannaford)<br />

1st interactive session - Parallel sessions<br />

• Agriculture<br />

• Monitoring & Early Warning<br />

• Data<br />

Lunch<br />

Project stands<br />

Waterways Walk leaves at 1pm.<br />

2nd session<br />

• <strong>Drought</strong> Narratives<br />

• Water Supply 1: Modelling and Methodologies<br />

• Environment<br />

3rd session<br />

• Communities<br />

• Water Supply 2: Governance and Regulation<br />

• Data<br />

Afternoon break<br />

Project stands<br />

Plenary feedback and panel discussion (breakout<br />

group leads & speakers) and Q&A<br />

<strong>Drought</strong> research and management: what’s next?<br />

Closing comments from Paul Hickey (EA)<br />

Drinks<br />

Stands & Networking

Speakers<br />

Guest Speakers<br />

Paul Hickey, Deputy Director - Water Resources, Environment Agency<br />

Stacy Sharman, Head of Research in the Analysis and Evidence team, working in Water and<br />

Flood Risk Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs<br />

Steven Wade, Associate Director for Climate and Resilience, Atkins<br />

Ana-Maria Millan, Policy Manager, Consumer Council for Water<br />

For NERC<br />

Ruth Kelman, Science Programmes Officer Natural Environment Research Council<br />

For DWS<br />

Jamie Hannaford, Leader, Hydrological Status and Outlooks group, Centre for Ecology &<br />

Hydrology; DWS Programme Co-ordination Chair and Principal Investigator, ENDOWS and<br />

Historic <strong>Drought</strong>s<br />

Dr Helen Gavin, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, MaRIUS<br />

Prof Lindsey McEwen, Professor in Environmental Management, Centre for Water, Communities<br />

and Resilience, UWE Bristol, DRY<br />

Prof Len Shaffrey, Professor of Climate Science, NCAS, University of Reading, IMPETUS<br />



<strong>Showcase</strong><br />

Timetable<br />

Sessions content<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Professor Jerry Knox, Cranfield University (Facilitator)<br />

Dr Ivan Grove, Harper Adams University<br />

Dr Dolores Rey, Cranfield University<br />

Dr Gloria Salmoral, Cranfield University<br />


Four ‘flash talks’ described below, were followed by an<br />

open discussion, led by Jerry Knox, addressing some of<br />

the key questions raised in the presentations.<br />

A water strategy for the agricultural and<br />

horticultural sector (Jerry Knox) - a synopsis of<br />

progress in the ongoing process to develop a water<br />

strategy for the agricultural and horticultural sectors.<br />

This is intended to support and guide the industry in<br />

securing ‘a fair share of water’ and is being co-designed<br />

with key informants who will likely be most impacted<br />

by pending changes in water abstraction licensing and<br />

regulatory reform.<br />

What is the value of secondary water markets<br />

for abstractors? (Dolores Rey) - Defra has signalled<br />

support for rapid water trading to allow abstractors<br />

to share access to water quickly, but there is little<br />

understanding of the advantages and disadvantages<br />

of such a system, how it would work in reality, or<br />

how these secondary markets might fit with the new<br />

abstraction system. Lola reported on an ongoing<br />

research project aimed at providing Defra with<br />

policy-relevant recommendations for how secondary<br />

markets might be designed, implemented and managed<br />

in England to efficiently and effectively improve UK<br />

resilience to drought and water scarcity, reducing<br />

associated economic damages to the agricultural and<br />

food sectors.<br />

Risk of economic impacts to agricultural irrigation<br />

due to drought management (Gloria Salmoral) - an<br />

overview of a spatially explicit national risk assessment<br />

of the economic losses in irrigated agriculture under<br />

drought conditions from England and Wales in three<br />

uneven climatic periods: baseline (1975-2004), near<br />

future (2020-2049) and far future (2070-2099).<br />

Does climate change mean crop change? (Ivan<br />

Grove ) - an overview of research undertaken in the<br />

DRY Project (part of the UK <strong>Drought</strong> and Water s<br />

Scarcity programme) on crop and drought experiments,<br />

and some reflections on the resilience of crops.<br />


This was a great opportunity to contribute to developing thinking around agriculture, water scarcity and drought.<br />

Thoughts were given on questions such as:<br />

• Is water really that important for agriculture? How might a strategy help the industry?<br />

• What water-related risks are facing the industry? How should industry engage with other sectors to reduce<br />

future vulnerability?<br />

• Is it important to prioritise UK water for food (crops) in dry periods?<br />

• What are the barriers to crop change from growers and consumers?<br />

• What economic losses due to water restrictions might arise in the future? What measures might mitigate these<br />

losses?<br />

• How could collaborative management between irrigators and water authorities during drought conditions be<br />

improved?<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Agriculture<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Monitoring & Early Warning<br />


Session Leader: Jamie Hannaford, Leader, Hydrological Status and Outlooks Group, CEH<br />

Discussion Facilitator: Dr Ingo Schüder, Business Development Manager (training), CEH<br />

Richard Davis, Senior Advisor, National Water Resources Hydrology Team, Environment Agency<br />

Lucy Barker, Hydrological Analyst, CEH<br />

Professor Len Shaffrey, National Centre for Atmospheric Science and University of Reading<br />


While little can be done to prevent droughts occurring,<br />

actions can be taken to mitigate drought impacts<br />

on society and the environment. To support the<br />

implementation of such actions, drought monitoring<br />

and early warning (MEW) systems are a vital part of<br />

drought preparedness and planning. MEW includes<br />

tools for both situation monitoring (‘where are we<br />

now’) and forecasting (‘What will happen next’) over a<br />

range of timescales from a few days to seasons ahead<br />

and beyond. There is already substantial, operational<br />

MEW activity underway in the UK (e.g. the EA’s Water<br />

Situation Reports, CEH/BGS/Met Office Hydrological<br />

Summaries and Outlooks) and MEW activities are<br />

carried out by stakeholders across the full spectrum<br />

of organisations involved in drought management.<br />

Nevertheless, stakeholder engagement within the<br />

DWS programme has identified a number of gaps in<br />

existing MEW, and opportunities for improved systems<br />

in future.<br />

This interactive session presented some of the<br />

outcomes of DWS Programme engagement around<br />

MEW needs for a range of stakeholders, and also heard<br />

directly from the Environment Agency, as key decisionmakers,<br />

about priority needs in this area. Delegates<br />

heard highlights of the science emerging from the DWS<br />

programme. In particular: (i) how programme datasets<br />

and tools for mapping and visualisation could support<br />

more dynamic, interactive situation monitoring in<br />

future (ii) how recent DWS Programme advances in<br />

meteorological and hydrological seasonal forecasting<br />

could be used to support improved decision-making in<br />

future. It concluded with a facilitated discussion aimed<br />

at mapping out key priorities for MEW based around<br />

achievable outcomes from the final stage of the DWS<br />

programme, ENDOWS.<br />

Hurstwood Reservoir during the 2010 drought<br />

©United Utilities<br />


This session attracted delegates engaged in, or interested in, drought planning and management and keen to find<br />

out how drought monitoring and forecasting systems can help them. They found out about the latest science<br />

emerging in this area, and how it can aid decision-making. Delegates met the researchers and participated in<br />

discussions with the team and other stakeholders, finding out about opportunities to get involved with ongoing<br />

research and knowledge exchange activities.<br />

Delegates also visited a stand presenting on monitoring and early warning and played our interactive forecasting game<br />

during the evening networking session.<br />


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Data<br />


Session Leader: Matt Fry, CEH (<strong>Drought</strong>s programme data coordinator)<br />

Simon Parry, <strong>Drought</strong> researcher, CEH (New past drought data)<br />

Dr Alison Kay, Senior modeller, CEH (New future scenario data)<br />

Dr Katie Smith, Hydrological modeller, CEH (Interactive tools for data access)<br />


Data for drought understanding<br />

The <strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong>s programme is releasing a huge<br />

number of drought datasets, and is developing tools to<br />

make this data easier to access for end users.<br />

This interactive session:<br />

• provided more detail on the datasets being produced<br />

(historic data and reconstructions, future scenarios,<br />

social and socio-economic data)<br />

• described the tools planned for making data access<br />

simpler<br />

• provided a chance to discuss potential uses and users<br />

of this data, and identify gaps<br />

• allowed attendees to “vote” to help prioritise<br />

activities in this area.<br />

Datasets being released by programme partners<br />

include:<br />

• Historic Met Office rain gauge data enhanced with<br />

newly digitised gauges to improve coverage (and<br />

updated gridded rainfall datasets) back to the 1860s.<br />

• Gridded Potential Evapotranspiration (already<br />

released) from 1891<br />

• Reconstructed / modelled daily river flows from 1891<br />

for a selection of gauged catchments from 3 models:<br />

Grid-to-Grid, AirGR and Dynamic TopModel<br />

• Reconstructed / modelled gridded (1km) monthly<br />

river flows and soil moisture from 1891 from the<br />

Grid-to-Grid model<br />

• Reconstructed historic groundwater level series for<br />

50 boreholes from 1891.<br />

• Extended standardised drought indicators based on<br />

past rainfall, river flow and groundwater level datasets<br />

• Probabilistic scenario data (100 ensemble members)<br />

for two future periods (2020-2049 and 2070-2099)<br />

under a high emission scenario, including full gridded<br />

climate outputs, and daily and monthly river flow and<br />

soil moisture series<br />

• An inventory of references to past droughts, from<br />

national, regional and agricultural media, parliamentary<br />

debate, and personal histories.<br />

• A database of UK reservoir development<br />

A full list can be seen by clicking here<br />


The session described these datasets in more detail. Some tools for enhanced data access were demonstrated<br />

and discussions enabled prioritisation of future work:<br />

• What derived datasets would be useful (e.g. catchment average series, change factors for future scenarios, etc)?<br />

• What real-time drought metrics would be of interest?<br />

• How can we facilitate ease of access to data, e.g. web services, example code, user guidance?<br />

• How can user interfaces make this data easier to pick up and use?<br />


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Environment<br />


Dr Francois Edwards, CEH, Wallingford<br />

Professor Paul Whitehead, Oxford University<br />

Dr Pam Berry, Oxford University<br />

Dr Ingo Schüder, CEH, Wallingford (Facilitator)<br />


Delegates heard three ‘flash talks’ described on<br />

the right, following which Ingo Schüder facilitated a<br />

40-minute open discussion addressing some of the key<br />

questions raised in the presentations.<br />

Woodlands (Pam Berry)<br />

A synopsis of our knowledge on the possible impacts<br />

of droughts on trees and woodlands in the UK, based<br />

on modelling undertaken in the UK <strong>Drought</strong>s and<br />

Water Scarcity Programme.<br />

Water quality (Paul Whitehead)<br />

A brief overview of impacts of low flows and climate<br />

change on water quality and phytoplankton in UK rivers<br />

based of low flow and drought research undertaken in<br />

the UK <strong>Drought</strong>s and Water Scarcity Programme.<br />

River Ems, Summer 2012 ©Francois Edwards<br />

Freshwater (Francois Edwards)<br />

An overview of ecological health and resilience to water<br />

scarcity in UK rivers: key messages and knowledge gaps<br />

based on research undertaken in the UK <strong>Drought</strong>s and<br />

Water Scarcity Programme.<br />


Delegates contributed to developing thinking around<br />

the environment, water scarcity and drought on<br />

questions such as:<br />

• How should trade-offs between environmental flows<br />

and water supply during a drought be communicated?<br />

• What might a new set of intuitive drought and water<br />

scarcity indicators for the environment look like?<br />

• What might be some of the implications of water<br />

scarcity and drought for forestry and conservation of<br />

woodlands in Great Britain?<br />

• What might be some of the implications for<br />

conservation and forestry?<br />

• How should drought be defined from a water quality<br />

perspective?<br />


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Water Supply 1<br />


Session Leader: Dr Helen Gavin, Environmental<br />

Change Institute, University of Oxford<br />

Paul Hickey, Environment Agency<br />

Jamie Hannaford, CEH<br />

Dr Gemma Coxon, University of Bristol<br />

Dr Mohammad Mortazavi, University of Oxford<br />

Professor Len Shaffrey, University of Reading<br />

Dr Chris Decker, University of Oxford<br />

Dr John Bloomfield, BGS<br />

Nick Honeyball, Affinity Water<br />


Water Supply 1: Modelling and Methodologies<br />

Water Supply 2: Governance and Regulation<br />

The policy-making and decision-making landscape<br />

for droughts and water scarcity is changing with<br />

implications for many stakeholders: the 2014 Water<br />

Act’s duty of resilience significantly affects water<br />

companies; the first examination of water resources at<br />

a scale covering England and Wales (Water UK 2016)<br />

advocated a more strategic approach to the analysis<br />

and management of drought risk; and discussions<br />

have commenced on introducing formal regional<br />

management of water resources.<br />

While the UK has a well evolved framework for<br />

drought and water resources planning, there is a need<br />

to enhance robustness, particularly with regard to<br />

future droughts. Similarly, while hydrological monitoring<br />

is advanced, drought forecasts and outlooks remain<br />

uncertain, which hinders their uptake.<br />

The evidence being developed in this workstream<br />

has potential to inform operational water resources<br />

planning and drought management. We want<br />

to work with a range of stakeholders such as<br />

water companies, regulators, and consultancies<br />

to ensure our objectives will assist, namely:<br />

1. Develop standardised stress tests and tools for risk<br />

based water resources planning<br />

2. Provide recommendations and guidance for<br />

hydrological modelling in practical applications<br />

3. Develop tools to monitor, forecast and manage<br />

drought.<br />


Within the two public water supply sessions delegates heard from invited practitioners on their perspectives and<br />

knowledge / data needs. Workstream researchers summarised their work and the existing and expected outputs.<br />

A discussion built on this flow of information to identify how the research can meet information needs and to<br />

connect people to create outputs of common use.<br />


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<strong>Drought</strong> Narratives<br />


Session Leader: Dr Rebecca Pearce, University of Exeter<br />

Dr Carmen Dayrell Gomes Da Costa, University of Lancaster<br />

Dr Helen Baker, University of Lancaster<br />

Dr Dolores Rey Vicario, Cranfield University<br />


How do we talk about drought?<br />

Communicating drought information presents many<br />

difficulties, not least deciding when to officially announce<br />

a drought, identifying how best to describe the<br />

situation and choosing the most appropriate language<br />

to use. The dynamics of the situation inevitably give<br />

rise to satirical jibes if it rains and a blaming culture if<br />

it doesn’t. To many, the word drought is just shorthand<br />

for hosepipe ban.<br />

Based on the evidence provided, discussions focused on<br />

the true meaning of drought to those who experience<br />

them. We discussed the answer to the question:<br />

How do we talk about drought and how can we<br />

improve our drought communications?<br />

In this interactive session we carefully examined<br />

some of the ways that droughts have previously been<br />

discussed in national, regional and local media. We<br />

compared these discourses with oral history narratives<br />

based on memories of past droughts.<br />

We drew on the newly released Historic <strong>Drought</strong><br />

Inventory: a collection of news articles, official reports<br />

and personal diary entries relating to some of the key<br />

droughts in living memory. We also looked at fresh<br />

analysis of media uses of the word drought and the<br />

subjects it is often associated with, which are not<br />

always anything to do with diminishing water supplies.<br />

Tabloid newspaper analysis of the word ‘drought’ and its<br />

collocates - Dr Carmen Dayrell, ESRC Centre for Corpus<br />

Approaches to Social Science, University of Lancaster<br />


Science communicators and others involved in<br />

preparing advice about droughts and water shortages<br />

for a variety of audiences, joined the session. They<br />

learned about new social research in this area, the<br />

Historic <strong>Drought</strong> Inventory and how best to utilise<br />

the resulting data. Delegates were able to review and<br />

refine their own drought communication methods.<br />


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Communities<br />


Session Leader: Professor Lindsey McEwen, Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience, UWE Bristol<br />

Professor Mike Wilson, School of Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University<br />

Dr Liz Roberts, Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience, UWE Bristol<br />

Dr Ragab Ragab, CEH, Wallingford<br />


Storying drought with communities: who are the<br />

harbingers of drought and the watershed thinkers?<br />

This session explored how stories and storytelling<br />

can come into the same space as specialist science in<br />

drought risk decision-making (past, present and future)<br />

at a catchment scale.<br />

During the session, delegates:<br />

• thought about catchments as units in place-based,<br />

water thinking in a drought risk context<br />

• explored what stories bring to the table in terms of<br />

perceptions and behaviours<br />

• shared stories that have emerged from catchments in<br />

the DRY project, identifying key groups who are already<br />

sensitised to prolonged dry periods. These included<br />

allotment holders and gardeners – already exercising<br />

water thinking scaling up from the hyperlocal<br />

• shared some of DRY’s video reflections on the<br />

storying process as prompts for group discussion<br />

• shared ‘hands on’ experience of our processes of<br />

crowd tagging of stories and active listening, and<br />

• showcased some of the ways to integrate stories and<br />

science through story mapping, bite-sized science and<br />

catchment-based drought impact indices.<br />

‘Visioning water adaptations’ - one participant’s storyboard<br />

from a community storytelling workshop in the Bevills Leam<br />

catchment in the Fens.<br />


Delegates left with:<br />

• a better understanding of how storytelling can contribute to evidence bases for local water management and<br />

drought risk decision-making<br />

• new insights into the issues and opportunities in bringing storytelling and science together in drought risk<br />

decision-making<br />

• experience of being hands-on in the DRY process of making stories searchable and the value of active listening<br />

in those processes<br />

• new insights into the strategies experimented on in DRY to bring stories and science together as an evidence<br />

base for decision-making<br />


Interactive Sessions<br />

Waterways Walk<br />


Session Leader: Dr Kevin Grecksch, British Academy <strong>Post</strong>doctoral Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies,<br />

University of Oxford<br />

Dr Bettina Lange, Associate Professor of Law and Regulation, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford<br />

Other speakers included local stakeholders and showcase event participants<br />


Kevin Grecksch, a social scientist at the University of<br />

Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, specialising<br />

in water governance and climate change adaptation,<br />

led this informative walk along the canals of central<br />

Birmingham and the city centre. Kevin was involved<br />

in the MaRIUS drought project where he investigated<br />

drought and water scarcity management options in<br />

England and Wales.<br />

The 90-minute walk stopped along the route for<br />

insights from stakeholders and to exchange ideas.<br />

This walk was part of the ENDOWS work task<br />

‘Innovation, Communities, and Corporate Water’,<br />

which is also led by Kevin Grecksch. The work task’s aim<br />

is to gain a deeper understanding of water efficiency<br />

campaigns with public sector organisations - schools,<br />

universities, hospitals, council buildings.<br />


The walk provided space for informal discussions of questions such as:<br />

• What is the value of water?<br />

• How do people experience water efficiency campaigns?<br />

• What role should citizens play in the management of drought and water scarcity?<br />

• What water efficiency campaigns would you be interested in contributing to?<br />

• Have you participated in water efficiency campaigns at your workplace?<br />



Datasets<br />

The NERC UK <strong>Drought</strong> and Water Scarcity Programme is releasing a number of datasets over the next 18<br />

months together with interfaces for accessing and visualising data over the web and guidance for use of the data.<br />

For more information on these datasets, please email Matt Fry (mfry@ceh.ac.uk).<br />

Find this information online by clicking here<br />

Historic hydrometeorological<br />

data<br />

Click here for the <strong>About</strong><br />

<strong>Drought</strong> Datasets<br />

• Enhanced historic rain gauge data, and updated 5km rainfall grids back to the<br />

1860s [Met Office].<br />

• Historic catchment average daily rainfall series for selected catchments, 1861-<br />

2015 [Met Office / CEH].<br />

• Historic gridded Potential Evapotranspiration (PET), monthly and daily 5km<br />

grids, 1891-2015, based on temperatures [CEH].<br />

• Historic Standardised Precipitation Index (SPI), 5km grid + catchments, 1862-<br />

2015 [CEH].<br />

• Historic Standardised Precipitation Evaporation Index (SPEI), 5km grid +<br />

catchments, 1891-2015 [CEH].<br />

• Reconstructed/modelled historic daily river flow series for gauged catchments<br />

from 3 models, 1891-2015: Grid-to-Grid [CEH] AirGR [CEH], Dynamic TopModel<br />

[University of Bristol].<br />

• Reconstructed / modelled historic monthly gridded river flow and soil moisture<br />

for UK from the Grid-to-Grid model, 1km grid, 1891-2015 [CEH].<br />

• Reconstructed historic groundwater level series for 50 boreholes, 1891-2015<br />

[BGS].<br />

• Historic drought indicators (SSI, SGI) from reconstructed streamflow and<br />

borehole records, 1891-2015 [CEH, BGS].<br />

Near realtime<br />

droughtrelated<br />

metrics<br />

The following drought-related metrics have been focussed on within the <strong>Drought</strong><br />

and Water Scarcity programme, and could become accessible in near-real time<br />

should this be a requirement from users:<br />

• Standardised Precipitation Index (SPI), 5km grid + catchments, monthly [CEH]<br />

– already available via the CEH <strong>Drought</strong> Portal<br />

• Standardised Streamflow Index (SSI), selected gauging stations, monthly [CEH]<br />

• Standardised Groundwater Level Index (SGI), selected boreholes, monthly<br />

[BGS]<br />

• Hydro-ecological drought metrics, under development within the projects<br />

[CEH]<br />


Datasets<br />

Climate change<br />

projection data<br />

Click here for the <strong>About</strong><br />

<strong>Drought</strong> Datasets<br />

Probabilistic time series based on the Weather at Home (W@H) event set (100<br />

ensemble members for each time slice) for a baseline period (1974-2004) and<br />

two future periods (2020-2049 and 2070-2099) under the RCP8.5 high emission<br />

scenario.<br />

• Full gridded climate outputs including PET, daily / monthly on ~25km grid<br />

(University of Oxford)<br />

• (Dependent on user requirements) Catchment average rainfall, temperature<br />

and PET for gauged catchments<br />

• Daily river flow series at gauged catchments: Grid-to-Grid [CEH], Dynamic<br />

TopModel [University of Bristol]<br />

• Gridded monthly flows and soil moisture from Grid-to-Grid, 1km grid [CEH]<br />

• (Dependent on user requirements) Summary grids and maps of this data, e.g.<br />

change factors for future time periods for key statistics (annual / monthly / seasonal<br />

flows, etc.)<br />

Daily grids of hydrological variables (runoff, soil moisture, etc.) under UKCP09<br />

climate projections for seven representative catchments across the UK for<br />

three future periods (2020s, 2050s ,2080s), with 100 realisations, modelled with<br />

Di-CHASM [CEH]<br />

New Social and Socio-economic datasets<br />

The multi-disciplinary UK <strong>Drought</strong> and Water Scarcity programme is also producing a wide range of data outputs<br />

from research activities in many disciplines. Some of these outputs are listed below, and others will be added as<br />

they are produced and identified from the component projects.<br />

Cross-sectoral<br />

inventory of<br />

past droughts<br />

Visit www.aboutdrought.info<br />

for datasets release updates.<br />

References to past droughts from a variety of sectors, integrated into a consistent<br />

format to capture spatial and temporal reporting of drought:<br />

• References to droughts in the agricultural media. 2000+ entries referring to<br />

drought within UK agricultural media between 1975 and 2012, including information<br />

on farm classification.<br />

• References to droughts in legislation. 500+ entries referring to drought within UK<br />

legislation between 1976 and 2012, from Hansard debates and other government<br />

publications.<br />

• References to droughts in newspapers. Thousands of spatially located entries<br />

referring to drought within local and national newspapers from 1800 to 2014.<br />

• References to droughts in oral histories. 1000 entries referring to drought from<br />

dozens of drought-focussed oral histories from across the UK, from water industry<br />

experts and members of the public.<br />

Database of resevoir contruction: dataset of database construction, with capacity<br />

information, from 1800 to 2000.<br />


Organisations who attended the<br />

<strong>About</strong> <strong>Drought</strong> <strong>Showcase</strong><br />

Organisation<br />

Affinity Water<br />

AHDB<br />

Airbus Defence and Space<br />

Anglian Water<br />

Artesia Consulting Ltd<br />

Atkins<br />

British Geological Survey<br />

Canal & River Trust<br />

Cardiff University<br />

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology<br />

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford<br />

CLA<br />

Consumer Council for Water<br />

Coventry University<br />

Cranfield University<br />

db+a<br />

DCWW<br />

Defra<br />

DWI<br />

DWRconsult<br />

Environment Agency<br />

Environmental Aesthetic and Associate<br />

Environmental Change Institute<br />

ESRC<br />

Harper Adams University<br />

HR Wallingford<br />

Institute for Environmental Analytics<br />

Jacobs<br />

Lancaster University<br />

Loughborough University<br />

MOSL<br />

National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading<br />

National Infrastructure Commission<br />

National Trust<br />

Natural England<br />

Natural Resources Wales<br />

NERC<br />

NFU<br />

Nottingham Trent University<br />

Policy Connect<br />

RSPB<br />

RWE Generation UK<br />

Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England<br />

Scottish Water<br />

Severn Trent Water<br />

South West Water<br />

Organisation<br />

Southern Water<br />

Stantec<br />

Tapajos<br />

Thames Estuary Partnership<br />

Thames21 Ltd<br />

The Aire Rivers Trust<br />

UK Irrigation Association<br />

Uniper<br />

United Utilities<br />

Universiti Putra Malaysia<br />

University of Birmingham<br />

University of Bristol<br />

University of East Anglia<br />

University of Exeter<br />

University of Oxford<br />

University of the West of England, Bristol<br />

Wallingford HydroSolutions Ltd.<br />

Water Loss Research & Analysis Ltd, and LEAKSSuite website<br />

Waterwise<br />

Weather Logistics Ltd<br />

Yorkshire Water<br />


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