DEVELOPING A DROUGHT NARRATIVE RESOURCE IN A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DECISION-MAKING UTILITY FOR DROUGHT RISK MANAGEMENT

Lead Research Organisation: University of the West of England
Department Name: Faculty of Environment and Technology

Abstract

This innovative interdisciplinary project aims to develop an easy-to-use, evidence-based resource which can be used in decision-making in drought risk management. To achieve this, we will bring together information from drought science and scenario-modelling (using mathematical models to forecast the impacts of drought) with stakeholder engagement and narrative storytelling. While previous drought impact studies have often focused on using mathematical modelling, this project is very different. The project will integrate arts, humanities and social science research methods, with hydrological, meteorological, agricultural and ecological science knowledge through multi-partner collaboration. Seven case study catchments (areas linked by a common water resource) in England, Wales and Scotland will be selected to reflect the hydrological, socio-economic and cultural contrasts in the UK. Study of drought impacts will take place at different scales - from small plot experiments to local catchment scale. Citizen science and stakeholder engagement with plot experiments in urban and rural areas will be used as stimuli for conversations about drought risk and its mitigation.
The project will: (i) investigate different stakeholder perceptions of when drought occurs and action is needed; (ii) examine how water level and temperature affect drought perception; (iii) explore the impact of policy decisions on drought management; (iv) consider water users' behaviours which lead to adverse drought impacts on people and ecosystems and; (v) evaluate water-use conflicts, synergies and trade-offs, drawing on previous drought experiences and community knowledge.

The project spans a range of sectors including water supply; health, business, agriculture/horticulture, built environment, extractive industries and ecosystem services, within 7 case-study catchments. Through a storytelling approach, scientists will exchange cutting edge science with different drought stakeholders, and these stakeholders will, in turn, exchange their knowledge. Stakeholders include those in: construction; gardeners and allotment holders; small and large businesses; local authorities; emergency planners; recreational water users; biodiversity managers; public health professionals - both physical and mental health; and local communities/public.
The stakeholder meetings will capture various data including:
- different stakeholder perceptions of drought and its causes
- local knowledge around drought onset and strategies for mitigation (e.g. attitudes to water saving, responses to reduced water availability)
- insights into how to live with drought and increase individual/community drought resilience
- the impact of alternating floods and droughts

The information will be shared within, and between, stakeholder groups in the case-studies and beyond using social media. This information will be analysed, and integrated with drought science to develop an innovative web-based decision-making utility. These data will feedback into the drought modelling and future scenario building with a view to exploring a variety of policy options. This will help ascertain present and future water resources availability, focusing on past, present and future drought periods across N-S and W-E climatic gradients. The project will be as far as possible be 'open science' - maintaining open, real-time access to research questions, data, results, methodologies, narratives, publications and other outputs via the project website, updated as the project progresses.
Project outputs will include: the decision-making support utility incorporating science-narrative resources; hydrological models for the 7 case-study catchments; a social media web-platform to share project resources; a database of species responses/management options to mitigate drought/post-drought recovery at different scales, and management guidelines on coping with drought/water scarcity at different scales.

Planned Impact

This research will have high impact in theoretical, policy and practical terms in local/national/international contexts. In policy terms, drought is now one of the major risks facing the UK. The project aims to mitigate drought impacts, and through a new innovative multi-stakeholder decision-making utility, to make different stakeholders more resilient to drought risk and drought events.
The project's impact strategy is driven and strengthened by the engaged nature of the research process. Key target groups/beneficiaries within, and beyond, those immediately engaged within the project have been identified. These include: stakeholders working at local and regional levels in different domains (health and wellbeing, urban design/built environment, agriculture/horticulture, utilities, government, business, tourism and ecosystem services) to manage the impacts of drought and water scarcity in the 7 case-study catchments; educational organisations (formal/informal); wider inter-professional groups in the UK with interests/concerns in drought risk management/mitigation of impacts, including communities and the general public.
Developing organisational stakeholders and communities that are resilient to living with drought risk and water scarcity, and resilient to future drought is of the highest priority. A multi-stakeholder shared recognition of drought risk, and a developing attitude of coping/living with flood events, are vital components of drought risk planning/resilience. This research will make a significant contribution to drought policy discourses and practices in the way it brings different stakeholder drought narratives into thinking about and developing drought resilience.
The interdisciplinary and narrative based research methods are designed to enhance and dovetail with the impact strategy giving opportunities for new and innovative approaches to achieving impact. This integrates: how mesocosms and social media tools can engage new/different audiences, and how the inclusion of lay voices and narrative data might incentivise the policy process. Policy makers have to balance all these competing interests - so, rather than handing policymakers the science, the project supplies 'the whole data package'. For further detail on beneficiaries, benefits and methods, see the Pathways to impact document. These include:
- Project partners and stakeholders working at local and regional levels in different domains (water supply, health and wellbeing, urban design/built environment, agriculture/forestry, government, business, tourism and ecosystem services) and the policy/governance communities (Environment Agency, SEPA, National Resources Wales and local/regional/national levels)
- General public and communities (e.g. Local Resilience Forums with responsibilities for community lead adaptation planning)
- Scientists and artists working as part of different professional organisations (e.g. environmental regulators/wildlife conservation)
- Individuals and collectives of creative practitioners and cultural activists whose work focuses on related environmental and sustainability issues
- Educational organisations (schools, further/higher education but also less formal learning).
The case-study based research design will identify 7 catchments with a wide range of physical/socio-economic-cultural characteristics that will form a platform for wider stakeholder engagement across the UK. The project will have an integrated dissemination/impact strategy that targets different stakeholders for awareness, information and action for behaviour change. Impact will be delivered by on-going dialogue/exchange; a culture of co-production of knowledge, and working with key organisational gatekeepers/ communities in catchments and beyond. Impact strategies will include website/social media; open access research outputs for end users; participatory activities (seminars, workshops, conference) and a science-storytelling e-workbook for schools.
 
Title Animation of DiCaSM model Output for Stakeholders 
Description For engagement purpose, animation plots of model results (stream flow, recharge, evaporation, soil moisture deficit, wetness index, etc.) have been successful in engaging participants in DRY project meetings. A code has been added to the DiCaSM model and a supporting software to capture the model animation plots and placing them into presentation were integrated. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The animation plots of model results (stream flow, recharge, evaporation, soil moisture deficit, wetness index, etc.) have been successful in engaging participants in DRY project meetings. A comparison of dry versus wet year side by side in animation plots sent a clear message to audiences and triggered good feedback and fruitful discussion. 
 
Title Archive of drought narrative resources for seven catchments - in progress 
Description Co-produced narrative resources (stories in different forms - including digital stories) are being built up for DRY's seven case-study catchments (Fowey, Frome , Ebbw, Pang, Bevills Leam, Don and Fife Eden). The artefacts capture water stories relating to drought (past, present and future) across different domains (water supply, business, agriculture, built environment, health and wellbeing, public/communities, ecosystem services) 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact On-going sharing of stories as an iterative process - to generate more stories. Stories will form part of DRY's decision-support 'utility'; at present this is being scoped but is likely to be in a ESRI story-mapping format which allows stories, science and narrative in the same space. 
URL http://www.dryproject.co.uk
 
Title Drought Animation 
Description 3 minute drought animation in collaboration with University of Gloucestershire Animation unit. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Animation has been used by water stakeholders in the consortium of the DRY project. 
URL http://www.vimeo.com/224749603
 
Title Flood Memory App 
Description During DRY project, used catchment evidence to further develop a Flood Memory App in the Severn Catchment 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Continued beta testing of app with flood and drought prone communities for evidencing as an impact case study for REF 
URL https://flappy.warwick.ac.uk
 
Title There's Something in the Water 
Description This was the first iteration of The Reasons, a live storytelling event, inspired by a traditional method of conflict resolution in Gallura, Sardinia, Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Forum Theatre. It is a performance event that takes the form of a mock court with a mock judge presiding over it. Jury members are selected from amongst the audience and community storytellers tell their story on a given subject. There follows a communal meal whereby the issues raised are discussed informally by audience members before evryone returns to hear the jury's 'verdict' - in essence a summing up of the various positions. This event was staged in Ramsey Rural Museum in the Cambridgeshire Fens in May 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The event generated significant interest and was successfully reperformed (with a slightly different cast of storytellers) in Peterborough in November 2016. The method has generated significant interest and we are now planning further work to apply it to a range of different challenges. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjBO4cNUOJE
 
Title Think Water: Storytelling for the furture of Peterborough and the Fens 
Description This was the second iteration of The Reasons, a performance format developed by Michael Wilson, with Antonia Liguori and Lyndsey Bakewell, as a forum for public storytelling and the exploration of issues and dilemmas at community level. It is inspired by a traditional form of Sardinian conflict resolution and takes the form of a mock court. It also incorporates the communal sharing of a meal within a performative framework. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Further interests were generated and, as a result two funding bids (one to AHRC and one to the European Commission were developed. We have also introduced the methodology onto our workshops on GCRF programmes and expect to create new iterations in the future on a range of issues. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4l1KlDZaek
 
Description We are currently in the process of synthesising our data and will complete this section fully in the next Research Fish submission. Work has been slightly delayed for reasons already shared with NERC.
Exploitation Route We are producing outputs from the research for different audiences (acadmic journal articles, the DRY Story Bank; the DRY Story map and the DRY Guidance. This material be open access within the DRY Utility - as a resource to support local drought risk decision-making. The proto-web site is currently under development and has been co-produced with stakeholders.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description Over the past four years, we have been working with groups of diverse stakeholders at catchment (seven case-study catchments) and national levels to establish how knowledge integration of different types of evidence (specialist science, stories revealing perceptions) might support local drought risk decision making. We are currently carrying out a summative analysis of this process of mutual exchange between the research team and these stakeholders to write the learning up. Our formative evaluations have indicated a positive shift of some individuals in how narrative accounts/ anecdotal evidence are viewed within their work, particularly around risk communication. We will share in the next Research Fish submission.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description How do the Paramos store water? The role of plants and people
Amount £149,487 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R017611/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description International Development in the Research Networking Scheme - Creative Methodological Innovations for Inclusive Sustainable Transport Planning (CMIIST
Amount £46,619 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P006086/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description PARAMO - Provisioning of ecosystem services And cultuRAl values in the MOntane tropics
Amount £233,669 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R017417/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description Research Development Fund
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Warwick 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description The AIR Network - Action for Interdisciplinary air pollution Research
Amount £168,709 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R006059/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Title The Reasons 
Description We have developed a new form of public performative storytelling for the inclusion of new voices into policy debates and as a way of communities to come together to explore possible solutions to conflicts and dilemmas relating to environmental resource management. It draws upon a traditional Sardinian form of conflict resolution called La Rasgioni (The Reasons) and takes the form of a 'mock court' where members of the public can tell their stories for consideration by the wider community. Through additional AHRC funding we have successfully trialled the methodology with our community members on the DRY project in the Bevills Leam catchment in the Cambridgeshire Fens. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact There has been interest from other arts-based and environmental researchers in the method as a route to more effective public engagement. We will continue to develop the methodology and disseminate our work accordingly. 
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/events/the-reasons-in-the-bevills-leam-catchment/
 
Title DiCaSM input databases for 7 catchments: Bevils Lean, Fowey, Don, Eden, Frome, Ebbw and Pang 
Description Established 7 databases for the 7 study catchments to include for each 1km grid square and for 1961-2012 period, the following: 1. Soil types and hydraulic properties within each 1km grid square 2. Land cover distribution within each 1km grid square 3. Rainfall distribution 4. Meteorological distributed data (wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, radiation, Vapour pressure) 5. Land cover parameters 6. Elevation 7. Observed stream flows and stream geometry 8. Limited data for some catchments on abstraction and discharge into rivers. The data were quality controlled then tested using the Distributed Catchment Scale hydrological Model, DiCaSM. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The databases were used as input to the DiCaSM model. The model results indicated that between 1961 and 2012 , the 7 catchments were subjected to a number of drought events. This is largely based on the model time series of rainfall, stream flows and evaporation supported by observations. Excellent hydrological modelling work took place using such data basis. Three catchments (Fowey, Ebbw and Bevills Leam) modelling work have been completed and the remaining four are underway. The modelling work evaluated the surface water and ground water availability during drought periods and successfully identified the drought years. 
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/
 
Title DiCaSM output databases for 6 catchments: Fowey, Don, Eden, Frome, Ebbw and Pang 
Description DiCaSM model results are now saved in results SQL databases. This includes results of 1961-2012 period, baseline 1961-1991 period, climate change scenario periods of 2010-2039, 2040-2069, 2070-2099 periods (each period has 3 emission level scenarios, high, medium & low) using UKCP09 scenarios of Joint Probability and weather generator. . 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database will help identifying the possible future Drought frequency for different future years and under different emission scenarios as well as the magnitude of the change in surface and groundwater resources in each study catchment. These important information will help water resources managers and policy makers to develop suitable management schemes for water use by different sectors. . 
 
Title SQL Input databases for 6 UK catchments established 
Description SQL databases for Don, Fowey, Pang, Frome, Ebbw and Eden catchments were created to include 52 years of data per catchment:: Meteorological data , rainfall, river flow, land cover, soil cover, Elevation , river network, reservoirs, wetlands and water bodies such as lakes. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Enabled the project to reproduce the historical drought events such as those of 1976, 1990's and 2012 which gained the confidence of the stakeholders in the data used and the model prediction for future possible drought events. 
 
Title The Hydrological Distributed Catchment Scale Model, DiCaSM 
Description The Distributed Catchment Scale model, DiCaSM, is physically based model, distributed (default 1km by 1km grid squares), calculates the hydrological cycle elements: Evaporation, plant transpiration, runoff, recharge, infiltration, stream flow, soil moisture and plant growth. Recently the model has been adapted to the 7 study catchments by: 1.Adding two options to calculate base flow 2.Accounting for abstractions, irrigation and discharges from other sources such as treated wastewater 3.Using SQL server instead of Microsoft Access 4.Adding fast calibration option 5.Adding more figure plotting facility e.g. base flow 6.Adding two extra "Goodness of fit parameters" to the classical Nash Sutcliffe Efficiency, NSE namely the coefficient of determination, R2 and the NSE based on logarithmic values of the observed and simulated stream flows 7. Adding monthly climate change factors to the model and creating a separate tab for climate change. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Preliminary results of the DiCaSM model results have been presented to the Local Advisory Group (LAG) in each catchment, discussed and the feedback was great. the LAG is composed of stakeholders and includes the regional water company, the local Environment Agency, EA , the local representative of the National Farmers Union, NFU, Drought and Flood forums, Environmental group, small businesses and local schools. Every 6 months, a LAG meeting is held locally at the catchment and the modelling results are presented to the LAG's of the 7 catchments: Bevils Lean, Fowey, Don, Eden, Frome, Ebbw and Pang. The modelling results so far have been well received, stimulated discussions and suggestions. Excellent impact so far. The Hydrological modelling of Fowey, Bevills Leam and Ebbw catchments have been completed and these three catchments are now running with UKCP09 climate change future scenarios. 
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/
 
Description Citizen Science and MSc student projects in collaboration with UWE 
Organisation University of the West of England
Department Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution CEH has set up an ecological experiment at two sites in each river catchment. On each site there are 15 plots called 'mesocosms', which are used to measure the effects of drought on grassland plants and insects and will be scaled-up to generate catchment-level information. At each site, 12 mesocosms have roofs which intercept 50% of rainfall and simulate drought. 6 have roofs which allow rain through (to monitor the influence of the frame on plant growth) and 12 have no roof or frame ('controls' which allow us to compare plant growth in the absence of drought). The experiment was set up in autumn 2015 and citizen science data collection began in February 2016.
Collaborator Contribution Volunteering summary ? Since the start of 2016 eighteen citizen scientist volunteers have contributed over 160 hours of their time collecting data at the Simms Hill site in the Frome catchment. ? Citizen scientist volunteers visited several times a month during 2016, with weekly visits during the summer. ? They collected data on plant height, flowering dates and presence of pollinators, worked in the lab, helped with site maintenance and recorded their digital stories MSc student of UWE are carrying out research projects at the Bristol sites using the facilities of CEH. Good partnership and cooperation practice.
Impact A flyer (2 pages) summarizing the preliminary results of the Citizen Science volunteers was produced and made available at the DRY project web site. The title of the Flyer is: The DRY Project Citizen Science Summary for 2016 (P. Ramirez) 25.1.2017
Start Year 2015
 
Description UK Droughts and Water Scarcity Work Package 4 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Submitted Co-Investigator - Developing/ trialling new social networking protocols for promoting on-going inter-professional and public dialogue about drought and water scarcity.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted to council
Impact Not yet funded, with council
Start Year 2016
 
Title Code for uncertainty Analysis 
Description Code written in R language to estimate the uncertainty level in the stream flow produced by the hydrological model DiCaSM. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The stake holders gained confidence in stream flow results when the uncertainty level shown to be low as indicated by a number of uncertainty level indicators. 
 
Title IHMS-Integrated Hydrological Modelling System. 
Description The Integrated Hydrological Modelling System (IHMS) has been developed to study the impact of changes in climate, land use and water management on groundwater and seawater intrusion (SWI) into coastal areas. The system represents the combination of three models, which can, if required, be run separately. It has been designed to assess the combined impact of climate, land use and groundwater abstraction changes on river, drainage and groundwater flows, groundwater levels and, where appropriate, SWI. The approach is interdisciplinary and reflects an integrated water management approach. The system comprises three packages: the Distributed Catchment Scale Model, DiCaSM, MODFLOW and SWI models. In addition to estimating all water balance components, DiCaSM, produces the recharge data that are used as input to the groundwater flow model of the US Geological Survey, MODFLOW. The latter subsequently generates the head distribution and groundwater flows that are used as input to the SWI model. Thus, any changes in land use, rainfall, water management, abstraction, etc. at the surface are first handled by DiCaSM, then by MODFLOW and finally by the SWI. The three models operate at different spatial and temporal scales and a facility (interface utilities between models) to aggregate/disaggregate input/output data to meet a desired spatial and temporal scale was developed allowing smooth and easy communication between the three models. MODFLOW and SWI are in the public domain. DiCaSM, has been developed for unsaturated zone at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH and equally important, is the interfacing utilities between the three models. DiCaSM simulates a number of hydrological processes: rainfall interception, evapotranspiration, surface runoff, infiltration, soil water movement in the root zone, plant water uptake, crop growth, stream flow and groundwater recharge. Input requirements include distributed data sets of rainfall, climate data, land use, soil types and elevation. The model produces distributed and time series output of all water balance components including potential evapotranspiration, actual evapotranspiration, rainfall interception, infiltration, plant water uptake, transpiration, soil water content, soil moisture (SM) deficit, groundwater recharge rate, stream flow and surface runoff. The first version was released in 2010 ( Ragab and Bromley, 2010) but under the Dry project, it has been subjected to further developments that included: 1. Adding two options to calculate base flow 2. Accounting for abstractions, irrigation and discharges from other sources such as treated wastewater 3. Using SQL server instead of Microsoft Access 4. Adding fast calibration option 6. Adding more figure plotting facility e.g. base flow 7. Adding two extra "Goodness of fit parameters" to the classical Nash Sutcliffe Efficiency, NSE namely the coefficient of determination, R2 and the NSE based on logarithmic values of the observed and simulated stream flows 8. Adding a special tab for monthly climate change factors (rainfall, temperature, radiation, wind speed, vapor pressure) 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The early version of 2010 has been applied on the Pang catchment in the UK and on other catchments in Cyprus, Italy and Brazil to study the impact of climate change and land use changes on water resources. The studies highlighted the gap between supply and demand in those catchments up to 2050. Also quantified the possible impact of climate change on water resources. Particular interest was given to impact of changing land use to account for more durum wheat areas in Italy, use of Sugar Cane as biofuel in Brazil on water resources. The results were published and communicated by the National Researchers to their authorities in those countries for actions. More details can be found at: Ragab et al. 2010, D'Agostino et al. 2010, Montenegro and Ragab 2010, Montenegro and Ragab 2011. 
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/
 
Title IHMS-Integrated Hydrological Modelling System. (2018) with added in Climate Change Scenarios and Uncertainty Analysis. 
Description The early version dedicated for the Hydrological processes at catchment scale (2015-2017) did not include a code for sophisticated climate change scenarios or uncertainty analysis of model stream flows In late 2017- early 2018, a code to help selecting the relevant flows out of numerous number of iterations for the Uncertainty level of model results calculation by the GLUE methodology "Generalised Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation". This included setting up a threshold value of Nash Sutcliff Efficiency factor above which the model will keep the results of the relevant iteration and discard those below the threshold. In late 2017- early 2018, a code to allow the model to use the Climate change scenarios and data generated by the UKCP09 Weather Generator.. This includes runs of 100's of realization input files of climate change scenarios (three , 30 years periods: 2020's (2010-2039), 2050's (2040-2069), 2080's (2070-2099) and three emission scenarios (high, medium & low) for each period. to study the climate changes impact on catchment hydrology using the 1961-1990 as a baseline. Model software was adapted to run 900 input files per catchment and record 900 output files. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The current version 2018 has now two new applications: Uncertainty level of model results calculation by the GLUE methodology "Generalised Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation". A second feature is to allow the model to use the Climate change scenarios and data generated by the UKCP09 Weather Generator. These new features are important for decision makers and water resources planners. 
 
Title Improved Distributed Hydrological Catchment Scale Model, DiCaSM 
Description The software is designed to model the catchment water balance elements (Evaporation, runoff, ground water recharge, river flows, soil moisture, water uptake by plants, infiltration, rainfall interception by the land cover). Also allows the user to simulate the impact of future climate and land use change on water resources. In addition the model predicts future droughts or flood events as well as produce an array of drought indicators such as river flows, recharge to aquifers and drought Indices (wetness Index, Soil moisture deficit, SMD, Standardized Precipitation Index, SPI, Reconnaissance Drought Index, RDI). In addition, the model runs with a new application to quantify the uncertainty level in model results. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Some stakeholders showed interest in adopting this tool. 
 
Description Science-Storytelling River Walk (Oldbury Court) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speakers from local river organisations to discuss river issues with community and consider drought impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "From Personal To Collective: Singing Water Stories In the UK Exploring Environmental Narratives Through Digital Storytelling and Songwriting in DRY Project", Narratives and Alternative Stories Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project team member Antonia Liguori and singer Sharron Kraus presented a paper about "From Personal To Collective: Singing Water Stories In the UK
Exploring Environmental Narratives Through Digital Storytelling and Songwriting in DRY Project". The paper was a performative presentation, drawing upon the form of the 'Radio Ballad', in which micro-narratives captured during the events interwove with the two songs inspired by those narratives. They both received a variety of questions from the audience at the end of their paper and also after the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUq_LiDRb1M
 
Description "Think Water: Digital Storytelling Workshop to Explore the Impact of Climate Change" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At the workshop, we started by showing some digital stories created with the local community and with other communities we have worked with in DRY - Drought Risk and You project.
Participants then worked at the event to generate some new audio reflections and digital stories during the day. We followed up with individuals afterwards to finalise the stories and share copies. Project team members received email afterwards where participants shared their enthusiasm of having used creative approaches to imagine future stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description "Think Water: Digital Storytelling Workshop to Explore the Impact of Climate Change" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At the workshop, we started by showing some digital stories created with the local community and with other communities we have worked with in DRY - Drought Risk and You project.
Participants then worked at the event to generate some new audio reflections and digital stories during the day. We followed up with individuals afterwards to finalise the stories and share copies. Project team members received email aftewards where participants shared their enthusiasm of having used creative approaches to imagine future stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description '"Hand in Hand": Some Thoughts on Storytelling, Health and Dealing with a Post-Truth World' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited keynote as part for the International Conference on Storytelling for Health, Swansea held in May 2017. The audience was a mixture of academics, health practitioners, policymakers, storytelling practitioners. The paper discussed the issue of the relationship between storytelling and science in a post-truth context. There was much debate and questions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'There is something in the water' (Ramsey) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A performative Storytelling event under 'The Reasons' project. We invited general public and local stakeholders to a forum for community public storytelling as a way of exploring dilemmas and conflicts about water governance. The action was presented as a mock court, presided over by a community elder with other community members playing the part of the jury. In turn, various stakeholders were invited to tell their stories and could be questioned for clarification by either the jury or the general public, who were gathered as the audience. After all the stories were told, everyone (judge, jury, witnesses and general public) retired to enjoy a communal meal, before returning to the hall, where the jury delivered its verdict, for which the judge then provided an interpretation, one that combines vernacular wisdom with a healthy disregard for traditional power structures, to share a resolution that unites, rather than divides the community. Overall the evaluation was positive with many of the participants commenting on the project's success in fostering open discussion around complex, and potentially divisive issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/events/theres-something-in-the-water-the-reasons-stories-about-water-usage-d...
 
Description 'Think Water': Storytelling for the future of Peterborough and the Fens (Peterborough) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Performative Storytelling Event. As happened in Ramsey in June, we invited local groups and organisations, such as the NFU, Natural England, The Great Fen Project and Angling Trust, and general public for an evening of convivial local storytelling, food and drink. 10 storytellers shared their experiences of water management and plans for the future as climate change is a growing concern. There was the opportunity to ask questions and sharing experiences from the audience, while also learning about how Peterborough and the Fenlands can help each other in the future.
The evening of entertainment took the form of a mock court room, where members of the community shared stories about water usage, the flood/drought nexus and the future of the Fens. Involving an advisory jury made up of young people, the event was designed for all of the community.
As part of the event, we also had a communal meal, which was made with locally sourced produce.
Court-artists, a musician, a caricaturist, a poetic judge and some good food promise made this a lively and fun-filled evening of community, music, stories and laughter.
Feedback was very positive and this has led to further discussions about possible additional work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/events/think-water-storytelling-for-the-future-of-peterborough-and-the-fens/
 
Description A visual walk by the River Don (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Photography workshop and creative walk. As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, we led a 'visual walk' across the River Don from the Riverside pub, to Sheffield castle, passing through the Wicker and Canal basin, joining the Upper Don walk through Kelham Island and industrial heritage sites, to reflect with participants on their experiences of the river in Sheffield and the role of the waterways in the city. We were accompanied by professional photographer Jack Perks and local historian Tim Cooper to allow our attendees to learn about photography and discover more about their local area and water courses. With the difficulties and challenges facing the river and the most obvious water source in the city, community engagement around water issues can often be difficult. The event was conceived to start bringing the river back into the mainstream consciousness of the city. Feedback from participants was positive and it has enabled us to extend our networks with the general public within the River Don catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/2016/11/
 
Description AAG Conference (San Francisco) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To promote awareness of project and gain international insight/perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description About Drought (ENDOWS) Business Workshop (UWE Bristol Oct 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was the kick off event for the Business work stream of the ENDOWS project. It involved presentations from DRY, MARIUS, Impetus and Historic droughts (the four projects within the NERC Drought and Water Scarcity programme), followed by group discussion about the ways forward for knowledge exchange within different business sectors. The participants involved large businesses, SMEs and the organisations that work with them in capacity building. This informed the development of a plan for co-production over the next two years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description About Drought (ENDOWS) Community Workshop (UWE Bristol Oct 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was the kick off event for the Community work stream of the ENDOWS project. It involved presentations from DRY, MARIUS, Impetus and Historic droughts (the four projects within the NERC Drought and Water Scarcity programme), followed by group discussion about the ways forward for knowledge exchange within different publics/ communities. This informed the development of a plan for co-production over the next two years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Articles in Voice Magazine, various issues, South Glos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project events and a drought story competition were promoted in different local magazines to raise awareness and collect data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bevills Leam Catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG Drought science update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios.Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Bevills Leam catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG meeting - Drought Risk Scenario Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Share land use, climate change and catchment hydrological management scenario results from the DRY drought risk modelling, with opportunities to interactively explore specific stakeholder areas of interest and provide accessible summaries of outputs for the non-technical to improve drought risk and drought mitigation communication methodologies.
Most significant outcome/impact: Improved strategies to mitigate drought risk and a broader understanding of the multifaceted interlinked nature of drought risk and mitigation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Big Green Week UWE Bristol Workshop 8th Oct 2018 Changing climate and water sustainability: How will changing climate affect your local environment in the future? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop aims:
Asked 'What if?' for different drought risk futures under different climate projections in the Bristol Frome catchment and shared some of the new science on forecasting and prediction in an easily accessible way. Looked at what the implications might be for our local environment, blue and green spaces.
? A short video-screening of films developed with community members and environmental organisations that share specialist and local knowledge from the Bristol Frome region was shown.
? Discussion and activities took place to look at what the hidden impacts of water scarcity and higher temperatures might be for environment and the non-human species we share our space with.
? Sought participants advice about what what options are available to mitigate or adapt to potential future impacts?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Birnie & Gaddon photography workshop, 17/9/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Environmental photography workshop with local photographer Tracey Dixon. Purpose to engage a new audience and seek views about climate change and local vulnerability. Interviews conducted to contribute to DRY Project digital story archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=37730764733
 
Description Blog post for Drought Risk and You project website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for the DRY website on the Health domain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/drought-science/uncovering-the-hidden-health-effects-of-drought-in-the-uk/
 
Description Bradley Stoke Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Having discussions with individuals around drought helped them remember how they cope(d) with drought and raised awareness about future drought events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing Paper: Communicating Drought Risk in a Changing Climate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A synthesis of existing evidence (pre-DRY project) on best practice on communicating drought risks in a changing climate - produced in response to DRY stakeholders identifying this as a need DRY project could meet for them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://climateoutreach.org/resources/drought-briefing-paper
 
Description Bristol Festival of Nature (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attending the festival with a stand, discussing various social science strands of the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://uwescicomm.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/tackling-the-challenge-of-engaging-with-drought-and-frog...
 
Description Bristol Festival of Nature 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attending the festival with a stand, discussing various social science strands of the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bnhc.org.uk/festival-of-nature/
 
Description Bristol Festival of Nature City Nature Challenge 2018 - Field Site Biodiversity, Species Count Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participants took part in a transect across the field site to identify different plant and animal species as part of the Bristol Festival of Nature. Contributed records to Bristol Environmental Records Centre. Helped towards Bristol being voted the most biodiverse city in the UK. Participants were shown how to use the i-naturalist app to identify and record their findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/2018/04/
 
Description British Innovation and Drought Solution meeting with South Africa Government Officials, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact presenting DRY project and its results to the South Africa Minister of Water Resources and his Team in a meeting hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Westminster, London. Regional Minister Meeting - British Innovation and Drought Solution.
Most significant outcome/impact: Possible research and capacity building collaboration between UK and South Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Science Week (March 2018) - Visit to Dry Project Field Experiment to Explain Research to General Public 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visited the DRY project field experiments and explained the aims of the project and methods being used. Participants had an opportunity to make measurements themselves and to look at some preliminary results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.dryproject.co.uk/citizen-science/british-science-week-2018-exploring-the-interactions-bet...
 
Description Chipping Sodbury Riding Tree event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Passers-by were invited to help measuring trees and engaged in conversations about droughts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Citizen Science Volunteering Sesions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Bringing people into experience a research project, equipping them with skills and understanding links between working on an ecological research project and personal water relationships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Citizen Science vegetation assessment Eden Catchment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Training in vegetation assessment and assessment of grassland experiments.
Most significant outcome/impact: Development of skills and experience of field work. Opportunities for discussion of drought and information exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Citizen science volunteering 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bringing people into experience a research project, equipping them with skills and understandign links between workign on an ecological research project and personal water relationships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Climate Change Conference (Brighton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The title of the paper was 'My true UK drought risk story': The role of storytelling to understand (mis)conceptions and beliefs that drive behaviours. Our main objective was to engage the audience around how we are adopting storytelling to investigate perceptions and behaviours in relation to water use and water scarcity within and across seven rivers catchments. We shared challengeable narratives to 'provoke' discussions, enable us to elicit counter-narratives and bring different stories together, whilst challenging the notion that there can only be a single truth about a given situation. Feedback was positive and networks extended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.academia.edu/29431389/_My_true_UK_drought_risk_story_The_role_of_storytelling_to_underst...
 
Description Climate Change and Health: Recent Evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The main aim was to raise awareness of climate change-related health impacts (including droughts).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference on Communication and Environment (Leicester, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at an academic conference which also attracts policymakers and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference on water resources management under climate change, Luxor Egypt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presenting DRY project and its results with particular focus on the impact of climate change scenarios of UKCP09 on water resources availability up to 2099. Most significant outcome/impact: Possible research and capacity building collaboration between UK and Egypt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Connected Communities Conference (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A presentation on The Reasons and our work in the Cambridgeshire Fens as part of the AHRC Connected Communities Utopia events. During the conference, we proposed a 'performative screening' of stories, dialogues and songs generated for and by our local stakeholders to reflect on the potential of a utopian participatory approach for decision-making.
During our public engagement activities, language has been identified as one of the main concerns, especially with regard to the impenetrable way in which policymakers and scientists often communicate. Hence we suggested multiple-narrative approaches in various languages to facilitate a utopian universal understanding: verbal/visual, factual/fictional or poetic, English/ other languages. This 'performative screening' was structured in three phases (a dialogue in two different languages, a screening of stories, the playing of a song as part of the storytelling process) to explore the potential re-use of a traditional form of performative orality from Sardinia ('La Rasgioni' or ' The Reasons') that aims to solve dilemmas and disputes within the community, by reconciling conflicting interests in a way that builds resilience and reinforces community cohesion.
Feedback was very positive and this has further increased the visibility of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/newsevents/events/calendar/utopia-connected-communities-conference/
 
Description Connecting Citizens to Water Governance workshop (Warwick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The event connects a selection of key researchers and practitioners who are exploring a wide range of strategies for engaging the public in issues of water (i.e. flood, drought, scarcity, pollution, management) in the UK and in Brazil. As part of a 'trans-cultural approach' to exchanging ideas, we have been developing a deeper partnership entitled Narratives of Water with colleagues in São Paulo state, and this chimes with RCUK projects on Sustainable Flood Memories; Drought Risk and You, and the Hydro-citizenship project.

In this event we will hear about participatory water cultures, citizen inclusion and the functions of 'Water Councils' in Brazil, experimental and creative hydro-citizenship in the UK as well as ideas for 'sensing' water, and ways we could collaborate to connect citizens to water governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cwm River Day community festival, Ebbw Vale 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Having discussions with individuals around drought helped them remember how they cope(d) with drought and raised awareness about future drought events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cwmtillery Allotment Groups Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop with attendees from two allotment groups in Cwmtillery, incorporating a presentation, activities around drought science materials and group discussions. Participants identified future weather/water changes and consider what measures they would take to adapt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DRY -Drought Risk and You - Stakeholder Competency Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Stakeholder Competency Group is working with the full project team as research partners in mutual knowledge exchange. It involves people with national roles in decision-making for drought and water scarcity. The impact is that these individuals and their organisations are engaged with/ contributing to the thinking in our research project right the way through the project. This means that any impact is on-going.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description DRY Eden Outreach & Engagement Event - Sat 20th Jan 2018 - entitled 'Reaching out in NE Fife - drought risk, climate change, agriculture and YOU!' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an opportunity to share research on the agricultural mesocosms with farmers and the wider farming community in the Eden catchment Fife, Scotland. The local MEP was also present. It took place in a community business - Lomond Hills Hotel. The event was interactive with lively discussion. We also discussed adaptations to water scarcity and captured digital stories from farmers about their drought experiences at the same event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DRY Mesocosm Facebook Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To stay engaged with volunteers in between volunteering events, to promote other similar citizen science, to attract new volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/DRYmesocosms/
 
Description Don Catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG Drought science update, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Don Catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG Drought science update, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Don Catchment Science day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of drought risk and local narratives on drought in the Don catchment. Demonstration of grassland drought experiments. Reservoir walk and demonstration of grassland mesocosms. Most significant outcome/impact: Information exchange on local drought issues with diverse stakeholders. Contributing to the development of songs and narratives for communication exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Drought & Water Scarcity Programme: Early Career Researchers Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Each researcher was given the opportunity to present aspects of their work to the whole group for five minutes. People join up in pairs to discuss common areas of interest and research and identify where there might be any possibility for collaboration. This could range from sharing data, the name of a contact, analyzing data, writing a blog, presentation or paper together, making a podcast or video and so on. An open space discussion was then organised. People whose question or topic was chosen as one of the 'Discussion Hub', hosted the discussion of that topic. People who were not a Discussion Hub Leader were free to join a Hub in accordance with their interest in the topic and had to engage by contributing in some way.
A number of Discussion Topics were created, and the following were chosen:
? Can we classify droughts as either Hot or Cold, ie was 2010-2012 a cold drought; is 2017 the start of a hot drought?
? What are your ideas to facilitate communication cross the whole Drought Programme & PCT?
? How can we create continuity / legacy beyond the DWS Programme?
? Are we currently in a drought?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Drought & Water Scarcity Programme: Early Career Researchers Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Each researcher was given the opportunity to present aspects of their work to the whole group for five minutes. People join up in pairs to discuss common areas of interest and research and identify where there might be any possibility for collaboration. This could range from sharing data, the name of a contact, analyzing data, writing a blog, presentation or paper together, making a podcast or video and so on. An open space discussion was then organised. People whose question or topic was chosen as one of the 'Discussion Hub', hosted the discussion of that topic. People who were not a Discussion Hub Leader were free to join a Hub in accordance with their interest in the topic and had to engage by contributing in some way.
A number of Discussion Topics were created, and the following were chosen:
? Can we classify droughts as either Hot or Cold, ie was 2010-2012 a cold drought; is 2017 the start of a hot drought?
? What are your ideas to facilitate communication cross the whole Drought Programme & PCT?
? How can we create continuity / legacy beyond the DWS Programme?
? Are we currently in a drought?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Drought Risk Scenario Modelling Stakeholders Competency Group [SCG meeting], Bristol UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Present and debate the drought risk modelling, with opportunities to improve methodology via feedback from the national stakeholders. National stakeholders included water companies, Environment Agency, National Farmers Union, National River Trust and academics.
Most significant outcome/impact: Approval of the the methodologies and Feedback to improve drought risk results communication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Drought Risk Scenario Modelling [Stakeholders Competency Group, SCG meeting] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on improved visualisation of drought risk modelling outputs as an aid to improved communication. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback to improve drought risk communication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Drought Risk Show case, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presenting the modelling results to stakeholders as well as to a wider audiences including academics, Students, and other professional groups.Presenting drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on improved visualization of drought risk modelling outputs as an aid to improved communication. Attended by National Professional practitioners, Policy Makers, Academics, Students, Environment Agency, Farmers Union, water Companies, Universities, and more.
Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback to improve drought risk communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Drought Risk and Farming in the UK - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH - Wallingford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Brief farmers from Berkshire and Oxfordshire on possible future climate change and possible occurrence of drought. Drought indicators and possible strategies to combat drought such as the use and reuse of non-conventional water resources e.g. treated waste water, roof top water, fish farming waste water, etc.), selection of drought tolerant crops such as quinoa, Lucerne and barley, communication. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback to improve drought risk communication with farming community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Drought in Herefordshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I supported Nevil Quinn in drafting an article for the Hereford Times about the local drought conditions and fish rescues which alllowed us to introduce the About Drought project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Drought in the Fowey catchment: Past, Present and Future [Environment Group Workshop] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented historic and potential future drought risk in the Fowey catchment, Cornwall, including hydrological model development and climate and land use scenario modelling. Stimulus for narrative public engagement. Publicising project locally and seeking feedback. Most significant outcome/impact: Lead to improvements to public engagement strategy to develop 'bite-sized' science as part of DRY.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Drought project presentation at Freshwater Ecoservices Workshop organised by British Council, in S Florianopolis Southern Brazil Santa Catarina State, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation based on DiCaSM model results to show the impacts of the land use practices on the hydrology, this activity provided an opportunity of research collaboration with the researchers from different Universities of Brazil and the UK. Most significant outcome/impact: Collaboration and publicizing DRY project and CEH models internationally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2019
 
Description ENDOWS Environment Workshop CEH Wallinford (11 May 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 40 scientists, regulators and NGO participants met to consider ways of thinking about drought and the natural environment and to inform the ENDOWS phase of the UK Droughts and Water Scarcity Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ebbw Catchment Local Advisory Group,LAG Drought science update, Ebbw valley, Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Ebbw catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG meeting - Drought science update, Ebbw valley, Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Local stakeholders, academics from DRY consortium, Welsh water, EA, Council Environment Officers. Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Eden Catchment Mesocosm Experiment site visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Field visit to demonstrate the grassland mesocosm experiments and discuss the potential results after the dry 2018 summer. Methods of drought mitigation by farmers and land owners was discussed around the question "is this what climate change will be like?" .Farmers and land managers, Scottish Wildlife Trust, SEPA, SNH, LAG members and public.attended.
Most significant outcome/impact: Sharing drought research methods and exchanging information on potential mitigating actions for farmers and land owners to deal with future drought, and further research needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Eden Catchmnet Local Advisory Group, LAG meeting Drought Risk Scenario Modelling, Fife, Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on drought risk modelling under climate change scenarios for the Eden catchment. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback on how to communicate drought with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description Eden DRY-LAG meeting 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a periodic workshop to share news of the ongoing project research and seek views from local stakeholders. The stakeholders represent residents, public sector bodies, charities and businesses in the Eden catchment. As previously, we began with the latest results of our hydrological modelling, leading to a discussion about the range of modelling techniques used - their strengths and limitations. We undertook a scenario-ing exercise with participants to gauge their views on drought scenarios and shared the results of narrative work to obtain further insights and reactions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Eden DRY-LAG meeting 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a periodic workshop to share news of the ongoing project research and seek views from local stakeholders. The stakeholders represent public sector bodies, charities and businesses in the Eden catchment. As previously, we began with the latest results of our hydrological modelling, leading to a discussion about the range of modelling techniques used - their strengths and limitations. This part of the research is near complete now and was received with significant interest. We also presented for the first time results of crop experiments, leading to discussion of implications for future crop growing choices. We welcomed for the first time members of the Eden Angling Association and engaged in significant discussion on the links between farming, climatic variation and the state of the river and its fish. Poor fish numbers are a significant concern for the anglers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Eden River Walk with Cupar Heritage 16/9/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact River walk along the river Eden in Cupar, organized with Cupar Heritage. Dual purpose: to provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss relationship between local watercourses and the local community against a backdrop of climate change, and gauge opinions about vulnerability and catchment management. Overwhelming feeling that drought is not a concern given the rainfall presently observed, the lack of evidence of summer drought to date, the water supply from Glen Devon - a wetter area to the west of the Eden, and also the role of the aquifer in maintaining river flow. More concern about vulnerability to flood risk. Digital stories captured as contributions to DRY Project story archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=37444415254
 
Description Eden catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG meeting - Drought Risk Scenario Modelling, Fife, Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on drought risk modelling under climate change scenarios for the Eden catchment. Presentations and discussions about the DRY project utility. Production of story boards about future actions to mitigate drought, and to add to the DRY utility. Attended by National stakeholders, academics from DRY consortium, Local organizations, council members, SEPA and Scottish Water, Scottish Wildlife Trust. Feedback on how to communicate drought with a diverse group of stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Endows Showcase event (14th March 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was the first ENDOWS showcase event where all of the outputs from the Water scarcity program was showcased to a wide audience with a range of interests. The media was reporting about presentations from key speakers. Members of the DRY project presented their findings, I Grove reported results from the agricultural mesocosms, and debate/discussions were held with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://aboutdrought.info/drought-and-water-scarcity-programme-showcase-event/
 
Description European Society for Risk Analysis Conference (Bath) - organised session with five papers from DRY project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper 1: Drought risk management: Developing a drought narrative resource in a multi-stakeholder decision-making utility
Lindsey McEwen, Ragab Ragab, Mike Wilson, Joanne Garde-Hansen, Martina McGuinness, Mathew White, Timothy Taylor, James Blake, Nevil Quinn and the DRY project consortium

Paper 2: Getting the conversation going: engaging farmers in exploring agricultural drought risk in the River Fowey catchment, Cornwall, UK
Michael Horswell, Ivan Grove, Liz Roberts, Natasha Constant, Paul Satchell and Nevil Quinn (Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Crop and Environment Research Centre, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, UK).

Paper 3: Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Exploring communications on water scarcity in large corporate organisations
Jonathan Morris and Martina McGuinness (University of Sheffield, UK)

Paper 4: Understanding drought risk science: The role of citizen science in engaging volunteers and school children. Emma Weitkamp, Sarah Ayling, Margarida Sardo, Natasha Constant and Lindsey McEwen (Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience, and Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

Paper 5: Communicating drought risks & engaging the public
Adam Corner; Chris Shaw, Lindsey McEwen and Emma Weitkamp (Climate Outreach; UWE, Bristol)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://programme.exordo.com/sra2016/
 
Description Farming community outreach event, Freuchie, 20/1/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Outreach for local farming community, with Dr Ivan Grove as lead speaker presenting results of crop experiments. Much discussion about past climatic changes. Main conclusion was that for the next 50 years, farmers in NE Fife would do well to continue in existing mix of agricultural activities as at present: mostly cereals and vegetable growing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=37730764733
 
Description Fife Eden - DRY LAG meeting 6 (31st January 2019) - held jointly with Scottish members of national stakeholder group - w 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mutual knowledge exchange (science, stories, scenario-ing) as part of the DRY research process. DRY team participants were from University of Dundee, University of Sheffield and CEH Penicuik and Wallingford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Fife Show Public Engagement 2017 (20th May 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event provided an opportunity to engage with the public, farmers, and farming and environment organisations for a day. Engagements took the form of 'off road' interviewing, capturing of narrative 'sound bites' or micro-narratives about drought and water practices, and carrying out activities for children on 'hidden water in food'. The DRY team was in the Education tent, and hence there was also engagement with other organisations engaged in building local capital (e.g. the potato industry; local environment trust).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://fifeshow.com/
 
Description Filton Community Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Having discussions with individuals around drought helped them remember how they cope(d) with drought and raised awareness about future drought events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Filton Community Garden Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop with attendees from an allotment group and a community garden in Filton, incorporating a presentation, discussion around drought science materials and group story production. Participants identified future weather/water changes and consider what measures they would take to adapt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Final LAG Meeting & Scottish SCG meeting in Eden Catchment 31st Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Eden
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Eden catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Eden catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final LAG Meeting in the Bevills Leam catchment 28/02/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Bevills Leam
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Bevills Leam catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Bevills Leam catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final LAG Meeting in the Bevills Leam catchment 28/02/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Bevills Leam
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Bevills Leam catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Bevills Leam catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final LAG Meeting in the Don catchment 8th March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Don
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Don catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Don catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final LAG Meeting in the Ebbw Catchment Area 23rd Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Ebbw.
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Ebbw catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Ebbw catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Final LAG Meeting in the Fowey Catchment 11th Oct 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Fowey
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Fowey catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Fowey catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Final LAG Meeting in the Frome Catchment 15th Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting are:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Frome
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Frome catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Frome catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2018
 
Description Fourth International Visual Methods Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation about 'Thinking in systems: digital storytelling, knowledge hierarchies and environmental narratives'. An innovative approach to narrative was proposed, taking the position that narrative can be understood as 'system'. The presentation explored how a systems approach helps deliver understanding in a trans-disciplinary research context, allowing previously unheard voices and experiences to enter the 'official' discourse with equal authority, creating a space to build bridges across disparate languages, data and cultures of enquiry, expert and lay knowledge as part of a system of narratives about drought. The presentation also proposed the digital storytelling practice, within the context of the DRY (Drought Risk and You) project, as a methodology to connect personal stories with science, dismantle knowledge hierarchies and stimulate active citizenship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fowey Catchment Local Advisory Group , LAG Drought Risk Scenario Modelling, Cornwall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Share land use, climate change and catchment hydrological management scenario results from the DRY drought risk modelling, with opportunities to interactively explore specific stakeholder areas of interest and provide accessible summaries of outputs for the non-technical to improve drought risk and drought mitigation communication methodologies. This event led to Improved strategies to mitigate drought risk and a broader understanding of the multifaceted interlinked nature of drought risk and mitigation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fowey Catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG Drought science update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Fowey catchment Final Workshop Drought Risk Scenario Modelling - Cornwall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Share land use, climate change and catchment hydrological management scenario results from the DRY drought risk modelling, with opportunities to interactively explore specific stakeholder areas of interest and provide accessible summaries of outputs for the non-technical to improve drought risk and drought mitigation communication methodologies.
Attended by general public, local stakeholders and academics from DRY consortium.
Most significant outcome/impact: Improved strategies to mitigate drought risk and a broader understanding of the multifaceted interlinked nature of drought risk and mitigation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frampton Cotterell Allotment Groups Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop with attendees from two allotment groups in Frampton Cotterell, incorporating a presentation, discussion around drought science materials. Participants identified future weather/water changes and consider what measures they would take to adapt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Frome Catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG Drought science update, South Gloucestershire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Frome Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To raise awareness of the project and update interested parties of progress made locally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Frome catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG meeting - Drought science update, Yate, South Gloucestershire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. The meeting was well attended by Local stakeholders, academics from DRY consortium, Local organizations, council members, Residents, Environment Agency, Bristol Water company and local Councillors. Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Go Wild! Nature Festival, Ebbw Vale 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Having discussions with individuals around drought helped them remember how they cope(d) with drought and raised awareness about future drought events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description How will the Fenland be in 50 years time? Storyboarding Workshop with the cartoonist John Elson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "During this community storyboarding workshop participants were invited to imagine future water stories about climate change impacts in the Fenland in the next 20/50 years.
At the workshop, scientists and experts from various Universities talked about droughts and climate change, and how to communicate and engage communities.
They were supported by the cartoonist John Elson and by other creative practitioners to make their own storyboard that will be then developed into a booklet of cartoons. Project team members were contacted by some of the participants after the workshop because they wanted to share their opinion about the activity. Their feedback was very positive because they experienced how to trigger their creativity to imagine future impacts of climate change in the area. A few of them expressed that was challenging to understand the scientific data presented during the first half of the day, but that they understood better their meaning (and the complexity of climate change projections) after having developed their storyboard."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description How will the Fenland be in 50 years time? Storyboarding Workshop with the cartoonist John Elson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact During this community storyboarding workshop participants were invited to imagine future water stories about climate change impacts in the Fenland in the next 20/50 years.
At the workshop, scientists and experts from various Universities talked about droughts and climate change, and how to communicate and engage communities.
They were supported by the cartoonist John Elson and by other creative practitioners to make their own storyboard that will be then developed into a booklet of cartoons. Project team members were contacted by some of the participants after the workshop because they wanted to share their opinion about the activity. Their feedback was very positive because they experienced how to trigger their creativity to imagine future impacts of climate change in the area. A few of them expressed that was challenging to understand the scientific data presented during the first half of the day, but that they understood better their meaning (and the complexity of climate change projections) after having developed their storyboard.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Impacts of the climatic change on the hydrology of the Eden catchment in Scotland, UK using DiCaSM model approach-submitted to the European Geophysical Union, EGU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Abstract has been accepted and drought results will be shared at EGU 2018 conference, which will provide an opportunity to share the results with a wide range of audience at international conference and to promote CEH research activities at international level. Most significant outcome/impact: Possible research collaboration and Publicising project and CEH models internationally. Source: URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/EGU2018-9346.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Conference Panel 'Memory Studies Association' Madrid June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Development of a new strand of research to the Arts and Humanities based on water and media. A key part of the Memory Studies International Conference June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/
 
Description Invited Talk: Liquid memory and water environment activism, Memory Studies Association Conference, Copenhagen, Dec 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The paper offered examples of art/media/memory activism in Brazil and the UK on drought, flood and water management as interventions from the perspective of water itself and its ability to remember where it once was.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/copenhagen-conference-2017-program
 
Description LAG meeting in the Pang catchment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participants introduced themselves and shared their interests about drought and water scarcity. Professor Lindsey McEwen introduced the Scenario-ing exercises for the Pang catchment and explained the main objectives of this exercise:
• Scoping the variables likely to change over different timescales in Pang catchment (e.g. land use, demographic, governance and water use scenarios)
• Encourage discussion about tipping points/ critical thresholds for particular activities in the Pang catchment as a way of building tailored indices. Project team members explained that In DRY's current work we are scoping the possible characteristics of the web-based decision-support utility. Stakeholders gave feedback on a selection of websites which may have some of the characteristics that the project team might want to consider.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LAG meeting in the Pang catchment 18/02/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "The aims of this meeting were:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Pang
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Pang catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Pang catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description LAG meeting in the Pang catchment 18/02/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The aims of this meeting were:
• To share progress with the DRY project including an update on the scenario-ing within the drought risk modelling for the Pang
• To explore further how we can use scenarios for thinking about possible adaptations to future drought in the Pang catchment - using storyboarding
• To discuss how we might firm up local drought impact indices for the Pang catchment drawing on local knowledge
• To seek feedback on current status of the DRY decision-making utility
• To establish what additional knowledge sharing would be useful for DRY-LAG members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description LOST FEST community festival, Lostwithiel, Cornwall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Having discussions with individuals around drought helped them remember how they cope(d) with drought and raised awareness about future drought events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Libraries Digital Story Screening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sharing of stories with hope to gain local knowledge and get discussion about drought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Local Advisory Group meeting held at Harper Adams University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The DRY project (Drought Risk and You) is exploring how science and narrative can interact in drought-risk decision-making.. On the 24th May 2016, the DRY team has invited farmers and others with interests in drought impacts on crops (including the NFU and United Kingdom irrigation Association) to visit crop experiments being undertaken at Harper Adams University. During the day, we are keen that farmers have the opportunity to share their memories, experiences and knowledge about the impacts of drought and water scarcity on their farming so that their experiential knowledge can come into play with the evidence from the scientists.
In scene setting, Dr Ragab Ragab (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford) will discuss our drought risk modelliing with its implications for agriculture. The farmers and the DRY team will then visit the crop experiments and discuss the wider impacts of drought and water scarcity on Wheat, Barley, Triticale, Durum Wheat, Quinoa, Perennial Rye Grass and Lucerne. Dr Ivan Grove (Harper Adams University) will share the results of his first year of mesocosm experiments, within controlled water regimes comparing including a 50% reduction in rainfall from the Central England 50 year average rainfall and rainfall based on the rainfall for the CO2 high emissions scenario for 2050. The experiments are planned to continue for three years - with crops being rotated as per field use the rainfall patterns continuing throughout that time. The crops will experience water deficit from year to year to mirror both winter/spring and summer/autumn predicted changes.
This field visit will be followed by group discussion about the implications of this research for the UK agriculture sector, business and the public . Key questions include: Is agricultural drought risk management about changing the water regime of existing crops or changing to new crops or indeed both? The use of new crops not only has implications for UK agriculture but also involves changes in diet of the UK population. The event will be filmed by JackPerksPhotography and shared online as a prompt for further discussion after the visit. The DRY project is working with a range of stakeholders on the impacts of drought and water scarcity in seven case-study catchments - the Cornwall Fowey, Bristol Frome, Welsh Ebbw, Wiltshire Pang, Bevills Leam in the Fenlands, Sheffield Don and the Fife Eden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/
 
Description Local Advisory Group meeting in the Bevills Leam catchment and visit to Pumping Station 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "A member of the project team recapped the activity done in the third and final year of crop mesocosm experiment at Harper Adams and participants actively participated to discussions asking more information and final results as soon as the experiments will be completed. Additionl discussions where facilitated during a screening of digital stories produced in the area. The project team, in collaboration with national and local stakeholders, has completed a SWOT analysis of the online narrative resources listed below. This discussion will influence the way in which the decision-making utiliity tool will be designed/developed as one of the main outputs of DRY Project:
• Resources produced by USGS Californian drought visualised with open data http://cida.usgs.gov/ca_drought/
• Biology of Story: Biology of Story: http://biologyofstory.com/#/
• Storymaps: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/gallery/#s=0
• Historypin : http://www.historypin.org/en/
• After the storm: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/interactive/after-the-storm/#/dear-future-disaster-survivor
• Guardian interactive: http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/may/26/firestorm-bushfire-dunalley-holmes-family
• Storycorps: https://storycorps.org/ /
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Local Advisory Group meeting in the Bevills Leam catchment and visit to Pumping Station 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A member of the project team recapped the activity done in the third and final year of crop mesocosm experiment at Harper Adams and participants actively participated to discussions asking more information and final results as soon as the experiments will be completed. Additionl discussions where facilitated during a screening of digital stories produced in the area. The project team, in collaboration with national and local stakeholders, has completed a SWOT analysis of the online narrative resources listed below. This discussion will influence the way in which the decision-making utiliity tool will be designed/developed as one of the main outputs of DRY Project:
• Resources produced by USGS Californian drought visualised with open data http://cida.usgs.gov/ca_drought/
• Biology of Story: Biology of Story: http://biologyofstory.com/#/
• Storymaps: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/gallery/#s=0
• Historypin : http://www.historypin.org/en/
• After the storm: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/interactive/after-the-storm/#/dear-future-disaster-survivor
• Guardian interactive: http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/may/26/firestorm-bushfire-dunalley-holmes-family
• Storycorps: https://storycorps.org/ /
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Local Advisory Group, LAG regular meetings every 6 months at the 7 study catchments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the Dry project we hold 6 monthly regular meeting at each study catchment: Bevils Lean, Fowey, Don, Eden, Frome, Ebbw and Pang. These meeting include the stakeholders, general public, the local Environment Agency officer, the local water company officer, the local farmers, the local Environment enthusiasts, small businesses, local school representative and local ex professional hydrologists. We present the modelling results, identifying problems and gap in our information and understanding. These often lead to a debate and most of the times, we receive feedback and extra support from the LAG. In 2016, a member of the Pang catchment LAG organized a guided tour to the gauging stations and showed where the stream flow of the Pang can be affected by the River Thames during the high flow periods. This also was followed by receiving reports on the historical flows at several gauging stations from a new member of the LAG.
Example of last year meeting March 2016-February 2017:
Stakeholders meetings
i. Presentation to the national Stakeholders meeting at UWE on June 9, 2016.
ii. Presentations every 6 months to local Stakeholders. Local Advisory Group "LAG" meetings:
? Eden catchment: May 19, 2016 and February 6, 2017, SCG meeting , February 7, 2017
? Pang catchment: July 6, 2016 and February 17, 2017
? Fowey catchment: February 18, 2016 and November 1, 2016
? Bevills Leam catchment: July 5, 2016 and January 17, 2017
? Frome catchment: June 7, 2016 and January 24, 2017
? Don catchment: March 7, 2016 and October 11, 2016
? Ebbw catchment: July 4, 2016, January 19, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/
 
Description Lostwithiel Environment Group Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DRY project hosted a series of presentations from local river-related stakeholders. Discussion was had about drought science materials developed by the project team and drought impacts/adaptations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Marius Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation to introduce the DRY (Drought Risk and You) project, specifically on the social science aspects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with NFU Newmarket 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting with the NFU and UKIA to discuss the development of a 'water strategy' for England, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Multi-stakeholder engagement around drought and water scarcity in seven case study catchments in England, Scotland and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seven catchment stakeholder groups are operating through six monthly face-to-face meetings and virtual communication (through individual listservs). We are partnership working in seven catchments - the Fowey (Cornwall), Bristol Frome, Ebbw (Welsh valleys), Wiltshire Pang; Bevill's Leam (Fenlands), Sheffield Don and Fife Eden. The purpose is to engage in longitudinal knowledge exchange (science and local knowledge) as a means of progressing our science-narrative methodology within the DRY project. These groups are active participants in the project - so follow-up one-to-one engagement is also taking place. The outcomes and impacts will evolve as the project progresses. In the early stages, the focus has been on drought science - local knowledge exchange, and sharing understandings of narrative approaches in research, knowledge exchange and decision-making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Narratives and Alternative Stories Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Project team member Antonia Liguori and singer Sharron Kraus presented a paper about ""From Personal To Collective: Singing Water Stories In the UK
Exploring Environmental Narratives Through Digital Storytelling and Songwriting in DRY Project"". The paper was a performative presentation, drawing upon the form of the 'Radio Ballad', in which micro-narratives captured during the events interwove with the two songs inspired by those narratives. They both received a variety of questions from the audience at the end of their paper and also after the conference.
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.academia.edu/34490358/From_Personal_To_Collective_Singing_Water_Stories_In_the_UK._Explo...
 
Description Narratives of Water: An Overview of the DRY Project (visit to UNESP, Brazil) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Overview of how 'narrative' and storytelling can be used to engage stakeholders in water scarcity and to explore the function and practice of Brazilian participatory water councils as a model for the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/sprint_fapesp_success/
 
Description Narratives of water: an overview of the DRY project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview of how 'narrative' and storytelling can be used to engage stakeholders in water scarcity and to explore the function and practice of Brazilian participatory water councils as a model for the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Nuffield Student Research Placements August 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 5 sixth form students studied at UWE on topics related to the DRY project. Two students studied the effect of drought conditions on colonisation of the grass Yorkshire Fog by Mycorrhizal Fungi (dryproject.co.uk/citizen-science/looking-at-mycorrhizal-fungi) . Three students studied historic and local rainfall patterns and the effect of the DRY project rainfall shelters on incident rainfall. Students presented their results at a presentation evening at Bath University where the head of research from Nuffield Foundation attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/drought-science/investigating-drought-simulation/
 
Description Oxford House Historical Society, Risca 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To gain local drought stories/increase project visibility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pang Catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG Drought science update, Oxfordshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Pang catchment Local Advisory Group, LAG meeting - Drought science update, Sheepdrove, Oxfordshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on progress with drought risk modelling, with opportunities to co-develop methodology via feedback on potential drought impact indices and future climate, land use and water management scenarios. Attended by Local stakeholders, academics from DRY consortium, Thames water, EA, River Trust, Flood Group and locals.
Most significant outcome/impact: Feedback from stakeholders to ensure the impact indices and scenarios are locally relevant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Park Farm Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researchers from the project team invited visitors to the Frm Open day to share their stories and memories about local drought or flooding issues. Local farmers and general public were very interested in knowing more aboout the project and enjoyed the porcess of sharing their memories and local knowledge. The organisers just called the project team to invite researchers to participate again in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.parkfarmthorney.co.uk/2017-open-farm-gallery
 
Description Park Farm open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researchers from the project team invited visitors to the Farm Open day to share their stories and memories about local drought or flooding issues. Local farmers and general public were very interested in knowing more about the project and enjoyed the process of sharing their memories and local knowledge. The organisers just called the project team to invite researchers to participate again in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.parkfarmthorney.co.uk/2017-open-farm-gallery
 
Description Participation in a Local Advisory Group meeting and presentation of Agricultural mesocosm results (Bevills Leam, Cambridgeshire) 28th February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The meeting is a local advisory group meeting for people and interested parties. The meeting has several purposes: Collect information and narratives, discuss the progress of the DRY project and the Utility which is being built, present information from agricultural mesocosm experiments on crop response to reduced rainfall based on climate change scenario, discuss future plans and interactions. This was a small meeting which included several members of the DRY team from UWE, CEH, Loughboro University and Harper Adams University, plus local growers, NFU, Wildlife trust, local archivists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Patchway Allotment Group Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop with attendees from an allotment group , incorporating a presentation, discussion around drought science materials. Participants reflected on differences in water use across different countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peninsula Public Health Network, CPD event on Climate Change and Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A CPD event to inform local health practitioners of potential health impacts of climate change - and subsequent demands on health services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at European Geosciences Union, EGU: Impacts of the climatic change on the hydrology of Eden catchment in Scotland, UK using DiCaSM model approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description, purpose, outputs impacts: Abstract has been accepted and drought results were shared at EGU 2018 conference, which provide an opportunity to share the results with a wide range of audience at international conference and to promote CEH research activities at international level. Conference was attended by University academics, post graduate students, environment Agencies, water authorities, researchers, Funding organizations, Publishers and consultancy firms.
Most significant outcome/impact: Possible research collaboration and publicizing DRY project and CEH models internationally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/EGU2018-9346
 
Description Presentation 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Bryan, K. , Ward, S. , White, M. , Taylor, T. and Roberts, L. (2018) Exploring the sources and receptors of health impacts of drought in the UK: A narrative approach. In: 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/38544/
 
Description Presentation Cardiff 17-19th Oct 2018 "Is volunteering limiting the impact of citizen science? A study of the motivations of participants and what they gained from participating" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Martin, C. and Sardo, M., 2018. "Is volunteering limiting the impact of citizen science? A study of the motivations of participants and what they gained from participating". Science in Public 2018, Cardiff, 17-19 December 2018. (oral presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Curiosity Connections Conference (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A sort presentation, as part of a panel, at the Curiosity Connections Conference. The Conference aimed to bring together teachers, STEM experts and researchers working in education and/or engagment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://curiositybristol.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/curiosity-connections-conference-programme-2017...
 
Description Presentation at a Workshop - Curiosity Connections Bristol UWE Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation on the DRY project at Curiosity Connections workshop at UWE in Feb 2019 for school science teachers and people who offer educational resources to schools. Teachers and professionals. Sarah Ayling demonstrated the resources produced for schools by the DRY project. Raised awareness of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://curiositybristol.net/
 
Description Presentation at the Drought and Water Scarcity Conference in Oxford 21 Mrch 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project team member Antonia Liguori gave a paper on behalf of Mike Wilson, Liz Roberts, Lindsey McEwen and the DRY consortium. The presentation is about Learning around 'storying water' to build an evidence base to support better decision-making in UK drought risk management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/conferences-and-events/school-of-geography-and-the-environm...
 
Description Presentation at the International Digital Storytelling Conference in Zakynthos, September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DRY project team members Mike Wilson and Antonia Liguori gave a paper on "Hidden Voices Around Drought in Rural and Urban England Exploring how to combine Digital Storytelling and Songwriting to trigger unexpected narratives in DRY Project". In this paper they compared two separate events that they organised, one in rural Cambridgeshire - 'The Reasons in the Fens' - based on a traditional form of conflict resolution applied in Sardinia (Italy) until the late 60s; and another in Sheffield - 'Water Stories of Sheffield'. In both cases they combined storytelling practices with songwriting to trial a creative process that enables individual storytellers to 'see' their thoughts, feelings and concerns translated into and represented by a 'community song'. Songwriter Sharron Kraus performed one of the two songs and shared her reflections about this specific creative process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the International Digital Storytelling Conference in Zakynthos, September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DRY project team members Mike Wilson and Antonia Liguori gave a paper on "Hidden Voices Around Drought in Rural and Urban England Exploring how to combine Digital Storytelling and Songwriting to trigger unexpected narratives in DRY Project". In this paper they compared two separate events that they organised, one in rural Cambridgeshire - 'The Reasons in the Fens' - based on a traditional form of conflict resolution applied in Sardinia (Italy) until the late 60s; and another in Sheffield - 'Water Stories of Sheffield'. In both cases they combined storytelling practices with songwriting to trial a creative process that enables individual storytellers to 'see' their thoughts, feelings and concerns translated into and represented by a 'community song'. Songwriter Sharron Kraus performed one of the two songs and shared her reflections about this specific creative process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/conferences-and-events/school-of-geography-and-the-environm...
 
Description Presentation. Challenges of communicating Drought and Water Scarcity in Britain. ECREA, Lugano 1 - 3 November 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Weitkamp, E., Ramirez, P., McEwen, L. (2018). Challenges of communicating Drought and Water Scarcity in Britain. ECREA, Lugano 1 - 3 November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation. Drought? What Drought? Drought and Water Scarcity in Britain. Science in Public, Cardiff 17-19 December, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Weitkamp, E., Ramirez, P., McEwen, L. (2018). Drought? What Drought? Drought and Water Scarcity in Britain. Science in Public, Cardiff 17-19 December, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pubic engagement events in Sheffield (walk by the river and storytelling/songwriting workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "The 2017 programme of events followed on from 'A Visual Walk by the River Don' held in November 2016, which attracted 20 members of the public and stimulated the discussion of drought issues in the Sheffield region, as well as wider considerations of water management within the Sheffield. This programme of events began in March 2017, including second river walk by the Don in May 2017, and a summer event in 2017. The initial launch event gave the opportunity for people living in the Don catchment to participate in the citizen science events lead by the University of West England (UWE), working with Sheffield University as lead for research and engagement in the Don catchment.
2 day Launch Event:
A spring fieldsite open day and training session to support new and returning citizen science volunteers (March/April 2017). Held at the experimental fieldsite at Ingbirchworth, this half day event offered volunteers the chance to get hands on experience and collect data on grassland vegetation and pollinators under simulated drought conditions. Followed by a public facing event enabling members of the public to engage with a university field experiment. A short walk around the reservoirwas accompanied by stories from the project team and local people of the long-standing challenges of maintaining a consistent supply of water to the city of Sheffield. Attendees were encouraged over lunch to reflect upon the role that water plays in their life, and a local musician developed a song based on these reflections.

The second eventwas a river walk event in May 2017 that replicated the successful river walking event in November 2016. This half-day event consisted of a morning walk followed by lunch and live music session at the Riverside Pub in Sheffield City Centre. This featured the first public playing of the song produced during the launch event. Held in Sheffield, this event was open to the general public and visitors. The song, and reflections from participants at this event were recorded. The walk was organized to coincide with Sheffield 'Pint of Science' week. A concluding late June event at the Ingbirchworth field site including a site visit, lunch and screening of the songs and stories produced during the course of the event series. Participants expressed very positive feedback: they enjoyed the activity especially beacuase (by applying creative approaches) they experienced how to look at the city where they live through different lenses.
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Engagement Don Catchment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information exchange discussion of potential drought indicators river walk, tree measurements in Graves park, follow up and reporting back on narratives and songs as communication from June science day. Development of skills and experience of field work. Opportunities for discussion of drought and information exchange. Discussion of songs and means of communication and drought information exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Health England presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a presentation by Prof M Wilson to a small group of senior members of the Extreme Events and Public Health Team at Public Health England to discuss our work on storytelling and environmental/health policy, in relation to DRY and Project ASPECT. It was agreed that there may be further opportunities for collaboration and we should keep the dialogue open.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public engagement - Fife Show 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We took a stall in the Education Tent at Fife Show to engage visitors in our project, seek views on our findings to date and recruit future participants. There was a gratifying level of engagement beyond initial contacts - people generally exhibited an open-mindedness to the central concepts of the research. Some farmers were able to inform us about changes in practice which they were adopting for other reasons but which impacted also on water demand and conservation. 14 participants agreed to make themselves available for further interview at a later date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public engagement events in Sheffield (walk by the river and storytelling/songwriting workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The 2017 programme of events followed on from 'A Visual Walk by the River Don' held in November 2016, which attracted 20 members of the public and stimulated the discussion of drought issues in the Sheffield region, as well as wider considerations of water management within the Sheffield. This programme of events began in March 2017, including second river walk by the Don in May 2017, and a summer event in 2017. The initial launch event gave the opportunity for people living in the Don catchment to participate in the citizen science events lead by the University of West England (UWE), working with Sheffield University as lead for research and engagement in the Don catchment.
2 day Launch Event:
A spring fieldsite open day and training session to support new and returning citizen science volunteers (March/April 2017). Held at the experimental fieldsite at Ingbirchworth, this half day event offered volunteers the chance to get hands on experience and collect data on grassland vegetation and pollinators under simulated drought conditions. Followed by a public facing event enabling members of the public to engage with a university field experiment. A short walk around the reservoir was accompanied by stories from the project team and local people of the long-standing challenges of maintaining a consistent supply of water to the city of Sheffield. Attendees were encouraged over lunch to reflect upon the role that water plays in their life, and a local musician developed a song based on these reflections.

The second event was a river walk event in May 2017 that replicated the successful river walking event in November 2016. This half-day event consisted of a morning walk followed by lunch and live music session at the Riverside Pub in Sheffield City Centre. This featured the first public playing of the song produced during the launch event. Held in Sheffield, this event was open to the general public and visitors. The song, and reflections from participants at this event were recorded. The walk was organized to coincide with Sheffield 'Pint of Science' week. A concluding late June event at the Ingbirchworth field site including a site visit, lunch and screening of the songs and stories produced during the course of the event series. Participants expressed very positive feedback: they enjoyed the activity especially because (by applying creative approaches) they experienced how to look at the city where they live through different lenses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public engagement stand at Fife Show 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We took a stand in the Education Tent at Fife Show to engage visitors in our project, seek views on our findings to date and recruit future participants. There was a gratifying level of engagement beyond initial contacts - people generally exhibited an open-mindedness to the central concepts of the research. Some farmers were able to inform us about changes in practice which they were adopting for other reasons but which impacted also on water demand and conservation. Approximately 20 participants agreed to make themselves available for further interview at a later date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The paper discussed the narrative methodology being developed in the DRY (Drought Risk and You) project and preliminary findings. Contact was made with academics conducting overlapping work who have since come to present work at the University of the West of England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School visit (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Students learned how to measure a tree and did some bark rubbings followed by tree identification. They were prompted to think what would happen to trees if there was no water available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Science Communication Unit showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Share project with invited local practitioners, postgraduate students and academic staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Science River Walk (Yate) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speakers from local river organisations to discuss river issues with community and consider drought impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/river-walks/after-the-rain-walking-the-river-frome-at-yate/
 
Description Science in Public 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the international conference "Science in Public". Presentation titled: Narrating Science in Public: The approach of an interdisciplinary project to create new reflective spaces
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scottish Stakeholder Group Meetings (part of DRY's National Stakeholder Group) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a face to face meeting with national Scottish stakeholders to share intelligence on drought, water scarcity and their management, and gain their input into the development of DRY's methodology and its outputs. This happens annually to augment the national DRY Stakeholder Competency Group that meets 6-monthly in Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017,2018
 
Description Seasonal Forecasting : Meeting user need (24-25 January 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 40 practitioners and researchers from the UK and Europe met to discuss adavances in seasonal forecasting of floods and droughts and consider how users needs in this area might be met.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar based on Eden results at UFMS, Campo Grande, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation based on DiCaSM & SALTMED model results, this provided an opportunity of research collaboration with the university, and received a very positive feedback.
Most significant outcome/impact: Collaboration and Publicising project and CEH models internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar to Sustainable Places Research Institute, Using science and stories as stimulus in decision-making: scenario-ing through 'bite size' drought science and storyboarding water practices Cardiff University, Friday February 15th 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Using science and stories as stimulus in decision-making: scenario-ing through 'bite size' drought science and storyboarding water practices
Liz Roberts (on behalf of the DRY project consortium)

This presentation outlines the successes and challenges of using a 'science-narrative' approach to engage communities around drought risk in the UK. Storytelling approaches are increasingly called upon in the UK to bring about more meaningful forms of participation and as part of public engagement processes to make research more accessible and interesting to wider, non-academic audiences. This is set alongside a call to democratise scientific knowledge and rethink the way that knowledge is produced, incorporating models of co-production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sept 2018 Volunteer Results Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Dry project (citizen science volunteers) were shown preliminary results from the data they themselves had collected. The volunteers views were sought on what they thought the results meant and explained our views. Volunteers were asked what questions they would they like to see answered using their results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/citizen-science/sharing-the-results-citizen-science-workshop/
 
Description SiP Conference (Canterbury) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Present citizen science aspects of DRY project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I tweet about DRY related activities as part of my own social media itnerations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://twitter.com/e_weitkamp
 
Description Society for Risk Analysis Europe (Maastricht Conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation on using the eDPSEEA model for health risks from drought
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Society for Risk Analysis Europe Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation - "The role of citizen science in engaging volunteers in drought risk science". Dissemination of academic data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bath.ac.uk/ipr/news/news-0238.html
 
Description St Blazey, Fowey and Lostwithiel Community Network Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To gain local drought stories/increase project visibility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop (Eden Local Advisory Group meeting 3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a periodic workshop to share news of the ongoing project research and seek views from local stakeholders. The stakeholders represent public sector bodies, charities and businesses in the Eden catchment. As previously, we began with the latest results of our hydrological modelling, leading to a discussion about the range of modelling techniques used - their strengths and limitations.

We presented the results of some investigation into using water attenuation techniques to benefit drought as well as flood management - a number of problems were identified, and considered as the possible focus for future research.

A presentation on drought resistant crops was well received.

Group members were asked to consider ideas for the type of utility which could best assist water users moving forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stakeholder meeting (Eden Local Advisory Group 2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a periodic workshop to share news of the ongoing project research and seek views from local stakeholders. The stakeholders represent public sector bodies, charities and businesses in the Eden catchment. We presented the latest results of our hydrological modelling, leading to a discussion focusing on the data inputs - water transfers between catchments for supply, borehole abstractions and irrigation demands in particular. An engaging discussion focused on how to engage people locally with the idea of drought risk in a climate change context -- a major issue is that flood is much more of a risk here than drought. We also discussed changes in irrigation demand and timing as a function of shits in the market for crops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Stall at a conference (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I had a small stall at the conference Curiosity Connections, with materials we developed for schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://curiositybristol.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/curiosity-connections-conference-programme-2017...
 
Description Storyboarding workshop in Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A scientist shared data on future impact of climate change in the area. A project team member explained how to use a storyboard to structure and share a story. A cartoonist facilitated the production of stories by participants. At the end they all discussed how this process could be applied in their own business to trigger interest around climate change impacts and better communicate drought risk. A few participants were from the local Water Company and they expressed their interest in applying a similar approach for their future communication activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Storyboarding workshop in Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A scientist shared data on future impact of climate change in the area. A project team member explained how to use a storyboard to structure and share a story. A cartoonist facilitated the production of stories by participants. At the end they all discussed how this process could be applied in their own business to trigger interest around climate change impacts and better communicate drought risk. A few participants were from the local Water Company and they expressed their interest in applying a similar approach for their future communication activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Storytelling As A Way to Access Lay Knowledge and Unheard Voices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation made as part of two-day workshop in Bangalore under the auspices of the AHRC GCRF Network on Sustainable Farming Practices in South India: Past and Present, hosted by Dr Sandip Hazareesingh from the Open University and the Green Foundation, a NGO based in Bangalore that works with women farmers to develop resources around sustainable organic farming. It included academics from both UK and India, NGO workers, policymakers and businesses, who came to discuss different approaches for learning from indigenous knowledge and practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://fass.open.ac.uk/research/projects/changing-farming-lives
 
Description Student Field Trip 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Field visit for 25 physical geography students to look at and learn about the drought experiemnt set up as part of the DRYproject. Students were all taking a climatology/meteorology unit ; the main emphasis of the visit was the field instruemnetation, how it is set up, what is recorded, how the data are collected and what can be done with it afterwards. The field visit was followed by a practical class in which the students studied a sample set of data from the field site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Supervision of Nuffield Placement Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Students supported by Nuffield Foundation worked at UWE for four weeks. They collected samples of soila nd roots from droughted and non droughted plots, extracted roots, stained for mycorrhizal fungi and quantified the levels of colonisation. Data were compared with information colledcted about the rainfall, soil moisture tension and temperature to see is there were any differences in colonisation of roots by fungi related to drought. The students wrote a report and made a poster. the report was sent to Nuffield foiundation and the posters displayed at a presentation evening held at University of Bath in October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Talk at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact DRY Project member Antonia Liguori presented some examples from the narrative work developed as part of the project. In particular she shared the outcomes of 'The Reaons' in the Bevills Leam catchment and shared her reflections on the use of storytelling and songwriting as a way of translating personal stories into a community song.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/Q6LxM7d7pXo
 
Description Talk at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact DRY Project member Antonia Liguori presented some examples from the narrative work developed as part of the project. In particular she shared the outcomes of 'The Reaons' in the Bevills Leam catchment and shared her reflections on the use of storytelling and songwriting as a way of translating personal stories into a community song.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mailchi.mp/umbc/inclusion-imperative-humanities-teaching-lab-february7-8-2019?e=98bd0bff5e
 
Description Talk to Somerset Wildlife Trust "Drought Risk and You" Sept 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk describing the aims of the DRY project with special emphasis on hydrology and grassland experiments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training CEH 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training session in public engagement and science communication aimed at CEH researchers. Titled 'Communicating your research to others'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Tree Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information about tree measuring activities linked to Drought Risk and you project given to attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://thetreeconference.com/
 
Description Tree Measuring Day (Chipping Sodbury) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to Chipping Sodbury to measure trees and learn about drought impact on tree growth, and about ecosystem services and how these relate to trees. Raised awareness of drought and learned about the experiences of attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tree Measuring Day at Three Brookes Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke, Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 18 local people, including school children and younger children, came to the Three Brooks Nature reserve to learn how to measure trees, and why certain measurements are made. The ecosystem services provided by trees were discussed. The data collected will be input into the interactive online map and into Treezilla, to calculate the ecosystem service values of the specific trees measured. Two school pupils took part as part of a school project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UWE Volunteering Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Stand at a fair promoting volunteering opportunities to university students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Utopia Fair (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in the AHRC Connected Communtiies Utopia Fair - interactive stall. During the Utopia Fair at Somerset House, we broadcasted a professionally made, edited film of 'The Reasons' (from the storytelling event in Ramsey) as part of an exhibition stand. We also promoted the activity run in the Bevills Leam catchment for DRY Project, and shared materials, available at the stand in both digital and hard copy formats. We invited visitors to watch some digital stories on iPads and share their ideas about potential approaches for conflict resolution within a community. Particular interest was reached by the song 'A River is a Snake' composed during the performative event organised in Ramsey in June, where people's stories were 'translated' into the lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tAgtQkafJc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/utopia-2016
 
Description Visit to Simms Hill Woods (British Science Week) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Awareness raising field visit to measure trees and learn about drought impacts on tree growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Volunteer Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Learning about the dry project and the type of measurements we are making lead to discussions about the methods, about precision in data collection and about climate change and its implications for farmers and gardeners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Volunteer Training in Frome and Don catchments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In Don catchment 2 people were trained to work independently - collecting phenology data for the project.
In Frome 20 + people trained to collect phenology data for the project with project team support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Volunteers Facebook page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To stay engaged with volunteers in between volunteering events, to promote other similar citizen science, to attract new volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Winter plant identification workshop for citizen scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1 hour training session with a talk on plant ID and practical session to equip volunteers with practical skills
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop at UWE Bristol 23 May 2018 - DRY weather and the allotment: What would you do on an allotment with less water? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project is keen to work with groups who may be the first to know of dry conditions in their communities: people who notice early when there is a lack of rain and when soils are dry - allotment holders were identified as one such group. The objective of the workshop was to understand how allotment holders use water in growing food (e.g. across cultures), and the seasonal demands that different crops have for water. It aimed to:
Sharing stories and videos from allotment holders
? Ask 'What if?' about drought-risk in the future
? Share new science on forecasting and predictions
? Explore how a lack of water might change ways of growing
? Asking participant's advice on making useful resources for other allotment holders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop in Fowey Catchment - 10th Oct 2018 Changing climate and water sustainability: How will changing climate affect your local environment in the future? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop was organised to share back some of the results of the research that has been conducted over the past four years in the Fowey catchment and to seek help from people who live locally to the River Fowey to consider the future potential impact of the climate/ water scenarios developed through the work.
The aims of the work shop were to:
? Ask 'What if?' for different drought risk futures under different climate projections in the Fowey catchment.
? Share some of the new science on forecasting and prediction in easily accessible ways so we can think about what the implications might be for our local environment, blue and green spaces.
? Explore through discussion and activities what the hidden impacts of water scarcity and higher temperatures might be for environment and the non-human species we share our space with.
? Seek participants advice about what what options are available to mitigate or adapt to potential future impacts?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop in Wantage 28th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A scientist from CEH presented data on future impact of climate change in the area. A project team member facilitated discussion with participants. Discussions enriched viewpoints and perceptions on local possible futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop in Wantage 28th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A scientist from CEH presented data on future impact of climate change in the area. A project team member facilitated discussion with participants. Discussions enriched viewpoints and perceptions on local possible futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description World Environment Education Congress (WEEC) 2017 Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at an international congress followed by group discussion. Networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Yate International Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To gain local drought stories/increase project visibility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016