On Tuesday 8th November Historic Droughts co-hosted a workshop 'The fututre of drought monitoring and early warning systems in the UK' with the DrIVER and IMPETUS projects at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Wallingford.
The goal of the workshop was to discuss about the future of drought monitoring and early warning systems in the UK with different stakeholder groups representing the public water supply, environmental regulation and agriculture sectors. The day focused around two interactive activities, one on the utility and content of a future drought monitoring and forecasting system for the UK (for which Historic Droughts provided historical benchmarks to enable comparison of the current situation to previous years), the other on which indicators are needed to monitor for impacts and how to incorporate impacts into a future drought monitoring and forecasting system. It was a really successful day, providing extremely useful stakeholder insights as well as showcasing our work on drought monitoring and forecasting to a range of enthusiastic and engaged stakeholders. Find out more below:
We will be adding a more detailed review of the event to the Workshops page of the website soon, as well as producing a more detailed workshop report in collaboration with the DrIVER and IMPETUS teams.