Objective:

Build a Drought Inventory for the UK, a knowledge base of past drought characteristics, impacts and responses

Why:

The Drought Inventory will provide a common reference for policymakers and regulators, water supply companies, agriculture and industry and will enable more consistent, transparent planning. This consistent information will enhance drought mitigation plans resulting in the improved long-term management of water resources.

How:

Bring together the cross-sectoral descriptions of drought and water scarcity in the UK, sectoral timelines and narrative chronologies developed in Task 2 in a fully searchable, visual database of historic droughts.

Output:

Drought Inventory for the UK

Example timelines of standardised drought indicators calculated using observed precipitation (top), river flow (middle) and groundwater level (bottom) data.