Water Scarcity and Drought Management

A CIWEM and Oxford Water Network event

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 5.30pm for 6pm start until 7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception

Gottmann Room, School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

This event will focus on managing the risks associated with water scarcity and droughts.

Professor Jim Hall (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford) will outline the NERC-funded multidisciplinary project ‘Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity’ (MaRIUS), which is looking to change the way in which drought is managed in the UK by introducing a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity in order to inform management decisions and prepare households.

Dr Helen Gavin (Atkins) will summarise the 2013 reform of the industry ‘Code of Practice and Guidance for Water Companies on Water Use Restrictions’, which incorporated lessons learned from the 2011-12 drought.

Nigel Hepworth (Environment Agency) will cover water resources planning and drought planning and the intention to improve and better quantify links between the two.

Attendance is free but please register here

For more information contact Helen Gavin

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