Water Scarcity and Drought Management | University of Oxford

Water Scarcity and Drought Management

Professor Jim Hall (Environmental Change Institute), Dr Helen Gavin (Atkins)
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17:30 - 19:30
School of Geography and the Environment
off South Parks Road
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H O Beckit Room

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Lectures and seminars
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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.