MaRIUS: Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Environmental Change Institute SoGE

Abstract

Impacts of water scarcity on the environment, society and the economy are complex. They are profoundly shaped by human choices and trade-offs between competing claims to water. Current practices for management of droughts in the UK have largely evolved from experience. Each drought tests institutions and society in distinctive ways. Yet it is questionable whether this empirical and heuristic approach is fit for purpose in the future, because the past is an incomplete guide to future conditions.

The MaRIUS project will introduce and explore a risk-based approach to the management of droughts and water scarcity, drawing upon global experiences and insights from other hazards to society and the environment. MaRIUS will demonstrate, in the context of real case studies and future scenarios, how risk metrics can be used to inform management decisions and societal preparedness. Enquiry will take place at a range of different scales, from households and farms to river basins and national scales. Fine-scale granular analysis is essential for understanding drought impacts. Aggregation to broader scales provides evidence to inform critical decisions in water companies, national governments and agencies. Analysis on a range of timescales will demonstrate the interactions between long-term planning and short-term decision making, and the difference this makes to impacts and risks.

Underpinning the risk-based approach to management of water scarcity, the MaRIUS project will develop an integrated suite of models of drought processes and impacts of water scarcity. A new 'event set' of past and possible future hydroclimatic drought conditions will enable extensive testing of drought scenarios. The representation of drought processes in hydrological models at catchment and national scales will be enhanced, enabling improved analysis of drought frequency, duration and severity. Models for assessment of the risks of harmful water quality, in rivers and reservoirs, will be developed. The representation of drought impacts in models of species abundance and biodiversity in rivers and wetland ecosystems, such as fens, lowland and upland bogs, will be enhanced. A model of agricultural practices and output will be used to analyse drought impacts on agriculture and investigate the benefits of preparatory steps that may be taken by farmers. The potential economic losses due to water scarcity will be analysed through a combination of 'bottom-up' study of households and businesses, and consideration of supply chain dependence on drought-sensitive industries.

The environmental, economic and social dimensions of water scarcity will be synthesised into a computer visualisation tool (an 'impacts dashboard'). This will enable exploratory analysis of feedbacks between impacts. For example, agricultural land use changes, driven in part by drought frequency, will, in turn, influence water quality and ecosystems. The interdisciplinary analysis will enable comparison of likely outcomes arising from applying both pre-existing drought management arrangements (e.g. restrictions on water use, abstraction limits) and enhanced/innovative management strategies (e.g. use of outlook forecasts, dynamic tariffs).
Social science and stakeholder engagement are deeply embedded in the MaRIUS project, which will be framed by a critical analysis of how impacts of droughts and water scarcity are currently understood and managed by key stakeholders, and how this is shaped by institutions, regulation and markets. First-hand experience and 'collective memory' of communities affected now, and historically, by water scarcity will provide new understandings of the social and cultural dimensions of droughts. On-going engagement between the project social scientists, natural scientists and stakeholders will help to ensure that the outputs from the MaRIUS project, including the 'impacts dashboard', are matched to their needs and to the evolving policy context.

Planned Impact

Droughts are one of the headline strategic risks to the UK. In 2012 the UK experienced the driest spring in over a century, after two dry winters. Ministers faced the prospect of water shortages during the London Olympics. Whilst the drought conditions in early 2012 served as a wake-up call, the potential for water shortages in the UK, driven by changing patterns of demand and changing climatic conditions, had already been recognised. In the Thames Water region alone it is estimated that severe water rationing could potentially result in economic losses of £300million/day. The capacity for the natural environment to recover from periods of very low flows, deteriorated water quality, dry soils and hot temperatures is not well understood.

The MaRIUS project aims to provide new evidence and insights to minimise and manage the harmful impacts of droughts and water scarcity to the environment, society and the economy. It will provide benefits through the improved management of risks and more inclusive, transparent, effective and efficient arrangements for risk management.

The expected beneficiaries are:

1. Organisations with responsibility for the management of droughts and water scarcity, who will benefit from improved evidence of the risks of droughts and potential impacts of water scarcity. These organisations include water utilities, regulators (EA, Ofwat) and government (Defra and the devolved administrations). Improved information will enable better management of scarce resources and inevitable trade-offs during periods of water scarcity. A multi-attribute understanding of risk will enable the development of new indicators and trigger points for the management of droughts. Decision makers (including senior executives and ministers) will be provided with a more nuanced and accurate assessment of risks and the implications of different management options. Adoption of a risk-based approach to drought management will enable more explicit treatment of uncertainty ad more proportionate allocation of resources to risk reduction.

2. Communities and businesses who may be impacted by droughts and water scarcity, including domestic and industrial water users and farmers, who will benefit from more transparent and risk-informed management of droughts. These benefits will be achieved indirectly through uptake of new science and methodologies by the organisations mentioned in (1) and also via the direct interaction and communication with communities, NGOs and other stakeholders that are planned as part of the MaRIUS project.

3. The natural environment and organisations with responsibility for, or an interest in, protecting the environment from the impacts of droughts and water scarcity, including Natural England, the EA, wildlife trusts and rivers trusts, who will benefit from better understanding of the risks of droughts to the natural environment and the impacts of management options designed to reduce the risks of water scarcity. Involvement in the research will help to ensure that environmental impacts of water scarcity are given appropriate weight alongside water users.

The MaRIUS project is in a strong position to deliver these impacts. The consortium has long-standing links with the stakeholder community, and outstanding experience of delivering impacts from previous projects. The MaRIUS project has a carefully developed dissemination plan and strategies to promote uptake and impact. Jointly with Project Partners in government and industry, we will target decisions taking place during and after the project (e.g. Abstraction reform, Water Resources Management Planning Guideline, EA Water Company Drought Plan Guideline) and processes (e.g. Water Score-Card, Water Situation Report, Hydrological Outlook) where the proposed research is likely to have most impact. Joint work on drought case studies and scenario analyses with our Project Partners will test methodologies and promote applied uptake of the research.

Organisations

Publications

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Title About Drought - Highlights of the 2018 Showcase Event 
Description This professionally made video summarises the 'About Drought Showcase' event that took place in March 2018. The event was designed to bring together different types of people all of whom have an interest in drought and water scarcity, in order to raise awareness of the research and outputs of the UK Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://studio.youtube.com/video/EfLQ08Ue_98/edit
 
Title An overview of the MaRIUS project, using footage from the project's showcase event on 2 November 2017 
Description A professionally made film, providing an overview of the MaRIUS project, using footage from the project's showcase event on 2 November 2017, which set out the results and findings of the impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK. Interviews with researchers and stakeholders are included in the film. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://youtu.be/ll4NZ5gxzOk
 
Title Bettina Lange introduces the social science work undertaken in the MaRIUS project. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Catharina Landstrom Video: Community Modelling 
Description In this short video Catharina Landström describes the work she is leading on community modelling. This involves taking models and outputs from water quality and water resources research undertaken in the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme, and collaborating with the organisation Thames 21 to make a useful tool that gives information of interest to local people. The goal is to use the tool to help people better understand their water environment in London. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://studio.youtube.com/video/AEsGitpbHnU/edit
 
Title Catharina Landström outlines the research focusing on community involvement on the local geographical scale 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Chris Decker presents the findings of a national scale economic assessment of drought. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Dolores Rey covers the impacts on agriculture and irrigation benefits, plus the adaptation response of farmers to drought. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Gemma Coxon Video: Hydrological Modelling of Drought and Low Flows 
Description Gemma Coxon of the University of Bristol summarises the work she is doing with fellow researchers in terms of the hydrological modelling of drought and water scarcity in the UK. Gemma talks about the different hydrological models being used; the intercomparison analysis being done to determine the relative model performance for different situations across 110 common catchments, and what might be recommended for use in particular situations. The purpose of the work is to answer three questions: * How well do our models simulate drought behaviour we are interested in? * What do the models do differently to produce these simulations? * Do these differences matter when informing decision support and drought management? 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbheMmiMqpA
 
Title Gemma Coxon summarises the results gained from Bristol University's hydrological model 'Dynamic TOPMODEL' for national scale hydrological drought modelling. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Helen Gavin gives an introduction to the event and the project 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, giving an overview of the event and project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact THe video is on a publicaly avable yutbe channel, whch has been advertsied to academics and practiorers, and the vdieos hve bneen watched many times 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Helen Gavin presents slides showing the research of Alex Elliott, CEH, on the effect of drought and reservoir drawdown on algal growth under drought scenarios. Alex was unwell at the time of the meeting. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Helen Gavin: record, editing and sharing videos 
Description Helen came up with the idea of recording short videos with researchers in MaRIUS and ENDOWS, in order to help cascade information and transfer knowledge about the research and outputs of the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme. She managed all aspects, from approaching researchers, setting up and recording the videos, editing, finalization, and publication via YouTube. She alerts stakeholders of the research programme in industry that they are available. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The videos have been watched many times, which has resulted in many more people knowing about the breadth of work and output from the programme, than would be otherwise possible. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwcBFCL9WLsngSAxz_70_jw/videos
 
Title Ian Holman provides an overview of the research done to assess the impacts of water scarcity. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Jamie Hannaford Video: The UK's Hydrological Status in August 2018 
Description In this video Jamie Hannaford from the Centre for Ecology and hydrology talks about the heatwave conditions experienced over the UK in summer of 2018, and examines available data to see the impact on river flow, groundwater, and other water resources. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://studio.youtube.com/video/HsubSUcOAWo/edit
 
Title Jim Hall gives the introductory welome and sets the scene for the MaRIUS research 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Jim Hall presents slides showing the research of himself and colleague Ed Byers, on the water need of energy generation and the potential impacts of low flows. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://youtu.be/oxQrEcIoL4s
 
Title Jim Hall, University of Oxford, summarises the research of the MaRIUS project into the effect of drought and water scarcity in the UK, and closes the meeting. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Katie Smith Video: Reconstructed Flow Data 
Description In this video Katie Smith from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology talks about the work that has been undertaken to rescue historic hydro meterological data back to the mid 1800s, which has then been used to hindcast river flows using the GR4J hydrological models. Katie describes the work done, explores the results and shows where everybody can access the flow data online. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://studio.youtube.com/video/LihayELEEXA/edit
 
Title Kevin Grecksch features in the video: Water Efficiency 
Description Kevin Grecksch of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, summarises his research on "Communities, innovation and corporate water" that looks to develop an in-depth understanding of a range of water companies' water efficiency campaigns with water users in public sector organization settings, such as tenants in housing association accommodation and staff working in hospitals, councils and schools. The research objective is to understand what aspects of these schemes tie them to a specific organizational and geographical context, and which aspects make these schemes more widely applicable, and therefore candidates for a 'best practice' approach that could be rolled out to a wider range of organizations. Public sector organizations can contribute to development of collective community social norms that value water and contribute to efficiency savings. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CvXGhjPC0g
 
Title Kevin Grecksch outlines findings from work exploring Drought Management Options and from interviews with water resource practitioners. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Len Shaffrey video: Drought Forecasting 
Description Len Shaffrey of the University of Reading gives an introduction to the progress of improving the skill of UK drought forecasts, on monthly to seasonal timescales. Improved forecasts would be exceptionally valuable for effective drought management and for minimising the negative impacts of droughts. Len summarises the research being undertaken in the IMPETUS project, part of the UK Drought and Water Scarcity Programme, that brings together scientists from the meteorological, land surface, surface water and groundwater communities and social scientists from the water demand and forecast usability communities. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oM0GU7VTO8
 
Title Lucy Barker Video: Historic Hydrological Droughts 
Description Lucy Barker of the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology talks about historic hydrological droughts (1891 to 2015), and the "Drought Explorer" tool. Historic droughts are useful as an understanding of their variability and impacts help us understand what may happen now and in the future, helping inform better planning and future resilience. The tool allows everyone to explore historic hydrological droughts in the UK for 303 modelled catchments. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6lGuNus5n8
 
Title Matt Ascott - video summarizing the Impact of drought on groundwater yield 
Description In this short video, Matt Ascott from the British Geological Society outlines the groundwater research of the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme which examines the impact of drought on groundwater yield or deployable output. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times. 
URL https://studio.youtube.com/video/soiB3NneP_A/edit
 
Title Matt Fry Video: outputs from the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme 
Description Matt Fry from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology summarises the outputs and datasets generated by the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme, and what is in development. All this new information and data are available for use. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00V_5CV7ths
 
Title Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini, University of Oxford, covers research on water resource modelling on a catchment and a national scale. Some of this work has contributed to Water UK's 2017 Water Resources Long-Term Planning Framework project. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Pam Berry presents the research findings of the research team examining the impact of drought and water scarcity on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Paul Whitehead Video: Water quality modelling in the River Trent 
Description Paul Whitehead of Oxford University describes the research conducted by himself and Gianbattista Bussi to determine the impact of drought on water quality in the UK's River Trent, which provides water for the power stations in the catchment. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxpmT98qfLI&t=560s
 
Title Paul Whitehead addresses the effects of drought on water quality processes. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Podcast - Algal Modelling 
Description Dr Gianbattista Bussi talks about some of the water quality research being undertaken in the MaRIUS project, focusing on algal modelling. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/algal-modelling
 
Title Podcast - Impact of drought and water scarcity on agriculture 
Description Dr Dolores Rey Vicario speaks on the evidence of increasing resilience in the irrigated agricultural sector to water scarcity and drought 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/impact-drought-and-water-scarcity-agriculture
 
Title Podcast - Impact of drought on ecosystems and their ecology 
Description Dr Pam Berry talks about the research being undertaken in the MaRIUS project, and her work on the effect of drought on ecosystems and their ecology. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esZ2CG0MazY&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Podcast - Impact of drought on water quality 
Description Professor Paul Whitehead talks about the Impact of drought on water quality 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/impact-drought-water-quality
 
Title Podcast - Prof Jim Hall: An Introduction to the MaRIUS project 
Description An Introduction to the MaRIUS project: Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Dissemination of the project aims and objectives 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/prof-jim-hall-introduction-marius-project
 
Title Podcast - Sociocultural perceptions and knowledge controversies 
Description Dr Eric Sarmiento talks about the human geography research taking place in the MaRIUS project, which is looking at drought and water scarcity 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/sociocultural-perceptions-and-knowledge-controversies
 
Title Podcast - UK Drought governance arrangements 
Description Dr Christina Cook talks about the governance research taking place in the MaRIUS project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/uk-drought-governance-arrangements
 
Title Podcast - Western US drought, and the generation of drought datasets for risk-based impact studies 
Description Dr Benoit Guillod explores the climatic factors influencing drought, with a focus on the current western US drought and the research being undertaken in the MaRIUS project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Dissemination of the project research 
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/western-us-drought-and-generation-drought-datasets-risk-based-impact-studi...
 
Title Richard Jones outlines the climate datasets and 'drought event set' generated by the project for use. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Sally Stevens Video: About Drought 
Description Sally Stevens from the Institute for Environmental Analytics describes the "About Drought" initiative that is raising awareness of the wealth of data, insights, new findings, and resources that have been created in the Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The video has been watched many times. 
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAQoG3ERyF8&t=12s
 
Title Thorsten Wagner summarises the findings of catchment scale drought modelling. 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Title Vicky Bell outlines CEH's findings on the effect of drought on hydrology at a national scale, using the CEH national gridded hydrological model 'Grid-to-Grid' 
Description Video of a presentation given at the MaRIUS Showcase event, outlining the findings and outcomes of that research topic within the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video is on a publicly available YouTube channel, which has been shared to the MARIUS website, the About Droughts Website, and advertised to academics and practitioners. The videos have been watched many times already. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Description The project has developed:
• National climate datasets of current and future possible conditions which can be used to assess the potential future impacts on droughts on multiple aspects of society and the environment
• National scale hydrological models and associated outputs
• Water Resources Models of different scales
• Knowledge and appetite for drought management and exploration of innovative ideas in the water industry
• An understanding of the approach to, and appetite for, drought management in the agricultural sector
• The economic impact of drought and water scarcity on the agricultural sector
• Public participation in drought decision making through environmental competency groups
• Concept of community modelling with outreach organisations
• Ability of the natural environment to respond to drought and water scarcity, with regard to the aquatic habitats and terrestrial ecosystems
• Ways to improve the simulation of local or catchment based hydrological processes to better model drought and water scarcity
• Enhanced understanding of the drought effects upon local and national water quality
• Exploration of the drought effects upon electricity generation
• A reservoir model that can simulate the effect of drought and water scarcity upon different water quality aspects, particularly algae
• Understanding of the socio-cultural perceptions and impacts of drought and water scarcity
Exploitation Route The aim of the project is to change the way in which water is managed with regard to drought and water scarcity by others including the water companies, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, other regulatory and policy makers. This is and has been achieved. The Project has created methodologies, datasets and models which are available to non-academics. The project is involved in an extension to the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme, with additional funding to extend certain aspects of research for two more years.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/inforesults/
 
Description We have organised three annual Drought Symposia which had a positive effect of raising awareness, and discussions with industry practitioners, some of whom gave presentations. Members of the project team have engaged with many different non-academic stakeholders from water companies, NGOs, regulators, government bodies and others.We have organised many other participatory meetings and engagement opportunities, including a showcase event to which many stakeholder and practitioners attended. We are involved in the ENDOWs follow-on research programme to continue these industry collaborations to influence policy and practice, with a specific focus on the UK water industry and the water resource management planning process. Many of our datasets have been published and can be freely used by non-academics. We have developed models and methodologies and are working to ensure their adoption and uptake. Our work in Environmental Competency Groups, working with local publics in the River Kennet Catchment, has led to the inclusion of water related issues in the Marlborough Local Plan (water is very rarely addressed in such local plans).
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Best practice to use MaRIUS data in Ofwat guidance on how to report the new Drought Metric
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.water.org.uk/publications/reports/drought-resilience-metric-development-%E2%80%98certain...
 
Description Best practice to use MaRIUS data in UKWIR report covering "Drought Vulnerability Framework"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.ukwir.org/drought-vulnerability-framework-0
 
Description Bettina Lange made a response to the consultation on SEPA's First Scottish National Water Scarcity Plan.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MaRIUS_Dec2014_ResponseToConsultation...
 
Description Chris Decker is a member of IWA Working Group on public policy and regulation for resilience and has contributed to the IWA working paper - "Public policy and regulatory foundations of an effective strategy for resilience in the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Chris Decker is a member of IWA Working Group on public policy and regulation for resilience and has contributed to the IWA working paper - "Public policy and regulatory foundations of an effective strategy for resilience in the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services" The IWA Working Group on resilience is a working group of academic experts on public policy and regulatory foundations of an effective strategy for resilience in the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services. The purpose of the group is to assist the IWA in identifying the pillars for such strategy and mapping out the status of public policy and regulation in various countries. To bring in this perspective into the global dialogue through IWA's platform and the International Water Regulators Forum, a Working Group of academic experts in water policy and regulation has been established. The terms of reference for the working group can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p5cj8tkdlyx52ad/Terms%20of%20Reference_Strategy%20for%20resilience.pdf?dl=0
URL http://www.dropbox.com/s/p5cj8tkdlyx52ad/Terms%20of%20Reference_Strategy%20for%20resilience.pdf
 
Description Chris Decker is a member of the Global Water Partnership/IDMP Expert Group on Drought Preparedness and presented at a Workshop in Geneva on 16 September 2016.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Chris Decker is a member of the Global Water Partnership/IDMP Expert Group on Drought Preparedness. This Expert Group has the objective to kick-start the involvement of experts for a global reflection on the current state of knowledge on the economic costs and benefits of action and inaction for drought preparedness and drought risk management, on the immediate needs or constraints preventing actors to take action and on the way forward to improve people's and systems' resilience to drought events Chris Decker presented at a Workshop in Geneva on 16 September 2016. This workshop was based around a literature review commissioned by the WMO/GWP Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) . The review report will be presented at the meeting, as a means to bring participants to a common understanding on the different issues at play, especially in terms of the state-of-the-art science on the topic and remaining knowledge gaps. A particular focus was on the social, environmental and economic impacts of drought events and understand the costs/benefits of reactive versus proactive government policies. Investment in mitigation actions that reduce the impacts of drought events were particularly highlighted Participants included IDMP experts and other experts dealing with economic issues related to drought.
 
Description Dr. Bettina Lange (Aug 2015) Response to Environment Agency Consultation on 'Water Company Drought Plan Guidance'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MaRIUS_Aug2015_ResponseToConsultation...
 
Description Dr. Bettina Lange, Dr. Christina Cook, Dr. Kevin Grecksch and Dr. Christopher Decker, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (Jan 2017) Response to UK Waterwise consultation on 'A Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK' - November 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MaRIUS_Jan2017_ResponseToConsultation...
 
Description Invited (video) presentation by Jim Hall given at the Environment Agency's WRMP24 workshop "Setting the direction for WRMP24"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://youtu.be/YT_3zAN9-c0
 
Description Jim Hall is a member of the Water UK Long Term Planning Framework
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Some of the research undertaken in the MARIUS project was instrumental to the Water UK Long Term Planning Framework (LTPF) project: especially the use of the MaRIUS developed water resource model. The resulting Water UK LTPF report has influenced governmental and regulatory thinking on water resource management in the UK and those parties re holding discussions on how to change the approach to the Water Resource Management Plan process for the periodic review in 2024. Since the production of the report, the MaRIUS team have continued to develop the water resource model so it is more national in extent, and hope to offer it for continued use by the Water UK LTPF steering group.
URL https://www.water.org.uk/water-resources-long-term-planning-framework
 
Description Jim Hall is an invited member of the Senior Steering Group of the Environment Agency's National Framework
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Bettina Lange was awarded a McCormick Research Fellowship
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 03/2015
 
Description Drought & Water Scarcity Governance - award to Christina Cook
Amount £7,482 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department John Fell Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Drought and Water Scarcity Programme: Programme Coordination Team funding
Amount £133,401 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account - strategic impact fund
Amount £1,985 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description Managing drought and water scarcity - strategies and options for the UK's large industrial water consumers. Award to Kevin Grecksch
Amount £6,417 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department John Fell Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Oxford University NERC IAA
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Postdoctoral Fellowship for Kevin Grecksch
Amount £260,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2021
 
Description Travel Award
Amount £300 (GBP)
Organisation Bielefeld University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Germany
Start 11/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description UK Drought Programme: ENDOWS
Amount £2,051,016 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Workshop Support to Dr Lange
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Title Community Modeling 
Description Community modelling is a method that takes a computer model developed by scientists in academia, to an organisation that focuses on public participation and its training staff to use the model (in this case a water quality model, INCA and the organisation Thames 21). The staff can then adapt the model to best suit their area or the questions they would like to examine, rather than depend only on the scientist's perspective or interest. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact There has been positive and enthusiastic engagement with this approach, from the Thames 21 organisation 
 
Title Environmental Competency Group 
Description Environmental Competency Group approach brings together physical and social scientists and local participants interested in the River Kennet. For the MaRIUS project, the River Kennet Environmental Competency Group (Kennet ECG) was formed comprising social and natural scientists from the universities of Oxford and Bristol and local residents in the Marlborough area. Working collaboratively for a year this group examined water management in the Upper Kennet. Over the course of six meetings the group drew on different types of knowledge and experience to explore water quality and quantity, using computer simulation modelling tools to gain better understanding of the risks posed by drought and low river-flows. An objective was to improve these expert practices through the incorporation of vernacular local knowledge. This activity is a key example of interdisciplinary collaboration within project team, involving natural and social scientists and engineers in sustained public engagement work. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The group drew on different types of knowledge and experience to explore water quality and quantity, using computer simulation modelling tools to gain better understanding of the risks posed by drought and low river-flows. The Group has provided inputs to the Marlborough Local Plan: the first tie water has been considered in such policy instruments. 
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MaRIUS_Kennet_ECG_Report_Jan2017.pdf
 
Title MaRIUS Dashboard 
Description The Dashboard is a way in which we have collected analysis and outputs from the project research and created an interesting set of text with static and interactive figures that will inform different audiences interested in the aspects of drought and water scarcity explored by the MaRIUS project. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Dashboard is a key way in different sets of people (practitioners, public, academics) can find out more about the research, findings and datasets. 
 
Title New conceptual framework to assess economic impacts of droughts 
Description Jaume Freire, Chris Decker and Jm Hall have developed a new conceptual framework to assess economic impacts of droughts. This method is based on linear programming and environmental extended input-output methods to determine optimal water restrictions to economic sectors under a drought event. The new conceptual framework distinguishes between 'green' and 'blue' water - the two primary sources of drought-induced economic impact. Green water describes water stored in the top layer of soil and vegetation, while blue water comprises fresh surface water and groundwater. The economic impact of a green and blue water drought is manifest via different mechanisms. Green water availability is largely determined by environmental conditions, particularly climate. The economic impact of a green water drought is felt foremost by the agricultural sector, particularly those reliant on rainfed production. Economic impacts arising from the initial phase of a drought are usually limited to those sectors reliant on green water. Blue water impacts of drought arise from long-term choices about the water storage, interconnection and production capacity (i.e. hydraulic capital) as well as short-term management decisions regarding the timing, severity and allocation of water restrictions applied to different users. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The new framework provides insights on the drought management policies in the short and long term, and the economic consequences of different actions. By highlighting the trade-offs and choices involved in decision-making, the MaRIUS project hopes this framework will be able to assist policy-makers, regulators, water companies, water users and other stakeholders in managing and responding to drought over the short and long-term. 
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800916309351
 
Title Aquatic ecology models and approach: Lotic Eco-Hydrological Modelling 
Description The CEH River Ecology team has developed its own suite of models and approach called "Lotic Eco-Hydrological Modelling" (LEHM) to avoid confusion with their predecessors like DRIEDUP or DRUWID, which were bound to a specific piece of commissioned research or individual PhD. The model code has been reviewed in order to ensure it can accept outputs from the CEH Grid to Grid (G2G) (need to match biological sites and corresponding G2G cells). Initially an invertebrate based LEHM was initially planned but the team are thinking of developing a macrophyte, diatom and fish LEHM as well (if data licensing permits). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The LEHM models will be used to assess the effect of drought and water scarcity on aquatic ecology 
 
Title CEH Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain 1960-2015 
Description Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain (1960 to 2015): observed driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-MORECS-daily]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5f3c1a02-d5c4-4faa-9353-e8b68ce2ace2 This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by observed climate data (CEH-GEAR rainfall and MORECS potential evaporation). It provides daily mean river flow (m3/s) for 260 catchments, for the period 1960 to 2015. The catchments correspond to locations of NRFA gauging stations (http://nrfa.ceh.ac.uk/). The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity (http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/). Publication date: 2018-03-09 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts. 
URL https://doi.org/10.5285/5f3c1a02-d5c4-4faa-9353-e8b68ce2ace2
 
Title CEH Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain, 1891 to 2015 
Description Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain (1891 to 2015): observed driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-Oudin-daily]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0ceb4f85-0bbf-49f0-ab70-cfc137ab7d4d This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by observed climate data (CEH-GEAR rainfall and Oudin temperature-based potential evaporation). It provides daily mean river flow (m3/s) for 260 catchments, for the period 1891 to 2015. The catchments correspond to locations of NRFA gauging stations (http://nrfa.ceh.ac.uk/). The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity (http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/). Publication date: 2018-03-08 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/0ceb4f85-0bbf-49f0-ab70-cfc137ab7d4d
 
Title CEH Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain: weather@home2 
Description Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain: weather@home2 (climate model) driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-WAH2-daily]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f6cac471-7d92-4e6d-be8a-9f7887143058 This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by weather@home2 climate model data. It provides a 100-member ensemble of daily mean river flow (m3/s) for 260 catchments, for the following time periods: historical baseline (HISTBS: 1900-2006), near-future (NF: 2020-2049) and far-future (FF: 2070-2099). It also includes a baseline period (BS: 1975-2005). The catchments correspond to locations of NRFA gauging stations (http://nrfa.ceh.ac.uk/). The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity. Publication date: 2018-03-09 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts 
URL https://doi.org/10.5285/f6cac471-7d92-4e6d-be8a-9f7887143058
 
Title CEH Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain: weather@home2 
Description Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of daily mean river flow for gauged catchments in Great Britain: weather@home2 (climate model) driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-WAH2-monthly]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by weather@home2 climate model data. It provides a 100-member ensemble of monthly mean flow (m3/s) and soil moisture (mm water/m soil) on a 1 km grid for the following time periods: historical baseline (HISTBS: 1900-2006), near-future (NF: 2020-2049) and far-future (FF: 2070-2099). It also includes a baseline period (BS: 1975-2004). To aid interpretation, two additional spatial datasets are provided: • Digitally-derived catchment areas on a 1km x 1km grid • Estimated locations of flow gauging stations on a 1km x 1km grid and as a csv file. The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity. Publication date: 2018-03-12 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/3b90962e-6fc8-4251-853e-b9683e37f790
 
Title CEH Grid-to-Grid model estimates of monthly mean flow and soil moisture for Great Britain 1960-2015 
Description Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of monthly mean flow and soil moisture for Great Britain (1960 to 2015): observed driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-MORECS-monthly]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e911196a-b371-47b1-968c-661eb600d83b This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by observed climate data (CEH-GEAR rainfall and MORECS potential evaporation). It provides monthly mean flow (m3/s) and soil moisture (mm water/m soil) on a 1 km grid for the period 1960 to 2015. To aid interpretation, two additional spatial datasets are provided: • Digitally-derived catchment areas on a 1km x 1km grid • Estimated locations of flow gauging stations on a 1km x 1km grid and as a csv file. The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity. Publication date: 2018-03-09 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts. 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/e911196a-b371-47b1-968c-661eb600d83b
 
Title CEH Grid-to-Grid model estimates of monthly mean flow and soil moisture for Great Britain, 1891 to 2015 
Description Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of monthly mean flow and soil moisture for Great Britain (1891 to 2015): observed driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-Oudin-monthly]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f52f012d-9f2e-42cc-b628-9cdea4fa3ba0 This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by observed climate data (CEH-GEAR rainfall and Oudin temperature-based potential evaporation). It provides monthly mean flow (m3/s) and soil moisture (mm water/m soil) on a 1 km grid for the period 1891 to 2015. To aid interpretation, two additional spatial datasets are provided: • Digitally-derived catchment areas on a 1km x 1km grid • Estimated locations of flow gauging stations on a 1km x 1km grid and as a csv file. The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity (http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/). Publication date: 2018-03-09 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/f52f012d-9f2e-42cc-b628-9cdea4fa3ba0
 
Title Coupling of a end-member mixing water quality model to the Dynamic TOPMODEL hydrological model to work nationally 
Description Coupling of a end-member mixing water quality model to the Dynamic TOPMODEL hydrological model to work nationally 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This allow the examination of water quality and hydrology at a the national scale under different climate change / drought scenarios 
 
Title DRisk annual maximum potential soil moisture deficit (1900-2006) 
Description A dataset of timeseries of annual maximum potential soil moisture deficit (1900-2006) covering the UK, derived using precipitaion and potential evapotranspiration from the MaRIUS large 'Event Set' dataset 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset is used with the D-Risk webtool that is freely available to the agricultural sector 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/DRisk_annual_maximum_potential_soil_moisture_deficit_1900-2006_derived...
 
Title Drought Plan Database 
Description Christina Cook has compiled a Drought Plan database. This database provides a comprehensive overview of the demand and supply side drought management options listed by water companies in England and Wales in their statutory current drought plans. The database also contains information about economics and environmental science knowledges referred to in drought plans in order to justify the choice of drought management options. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database has only just been compiled so there are no impacts yet 
 
Title Dynamic vegetation model for UK based on LPJ-GUESS to assess the impact of drought and water scarcity on terrestrial vegetation, notably trees 
Description Dynamic vegetation model for UK based on LPJ-GUESS to assess the impact of drought and water scarcity on terrestrial vegetation, notably trees. Researchers: Pam Berry and JianJun Yu 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It allows the examination of drought and water scarcity on terrestrial vegtation, notably trees 
 
Title Gemma Coxon, Jim Freer - development of a national hydrological model, 'DECIPHeR' 
Description The model has been developed in order to provide enhanced scientific understanding and modelling capability for representing drought processes. It incorporates new processes to allow better conceptualisations for groundwater dominated catchments and it incorporates water resource system elements in the hydrological modelling framework. This national analysis of catchment flow to future drought event sets will generate probabilistic future flow predictions for multi-scale drought risk analysis. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This national analysis of catchment flow to future drought event sets will generate probabilistic future flow predictions for multi-scale drought risk analysis. Availability: The open source code available on github https://github.com/uob-hydrology/DECIPHeR 
URL https://github.com/uob-hydrology/DECIPHeR
 
Title Groundwater level dataset 
Description Prof Jim Freer has compiled a groundwater level dataset for the Thames catchment 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing 
 
Title Integration of Water Resources and water quality modelling 
Description Integration of Water Resources and water quality modelling - incorporation of water quality as additional rule for water management. The WATHNET water resources model. has been run from 1920 to 2010 incorporating an ensemble of phosphorus and suspended sediment concentrations obtained with the INCA model. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It allows the integration of water resources and quality modelling with climate change / drought event sequences 
 
Title Large set of potential past and future climate time series for the UK from the weather@home2 model. 
Description Guillod BP, Jones RG, Kay AL, Massey NR, Sparrow S, Wallom DCH and Wilson SS (2017): Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity (MaRIUS) project: Large set of potential past and future climate time series for the UK from the weather@home2 model. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis. doi:10.5285/0cea8d7aca57427fae92241348ae9b03. Large data sets created within the MaRIUS project (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity). Three time periods are covered: historical baseline (BS: 1900-2006), near-future (NF: 2020-2049) and far-future (FF: 2070-2099), whereby the RCP8.5 is assumed for future time slices. The 30-year baseline to which future time slices should be compared to are years 2075-2004 of the historical baseline, since oceanic variability in future time slices is based on these years. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data will greatly assist practitioners to assess risk of climate change and droughts 
URL http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0cea8d7aca57427fae92241348ae9b03
 
Title Synthetic drought event sets: hydrometeorological data for drought events for risk-based management under present and future conditions 
Description The MaRIUS project (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity) aims at quantifying the risks associated with droughts in the UK under present and future conditions. To do so, a large number of drought events, from climate model simulations downscaled at 25km over Europe, are being fed into hydrological models of various complexity and used for the estimation of drought risk associated with human and natural systems, including impacts on the economy, industry, agriculture, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and socio-cultural aspects. Hydro-meteorological drought event sets have been produced by weather@home for MaRIUS. Using idle processor time on volunteers' computers around the world, a very large number (10'000s) of Global Climate Model (GCM) simulations have been run, downscaled at 25km over Europe by a nested Regional Climate Model (RCM). Simulations include the past 100 years as well as two future horizons (2030s and 2080s), and provide a large number of sequences of spatio-temporally consistent weather, which are consistent with the boundary forcing such as the ocean, greenhouse gases and solar forcing. The drought event set for use in impact studies is constructed by extracting sequences of dry conditions from these model runs, leading to several thousand drought events. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Being used already to assess impacts on the power industry and other sectors 
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/inforesults/science/meteorological-drought/drought-datasets/
 
Title Synthetic drought event sets: thousands of meteorological drought events for risk-based management under present and future conditions 
Description The MaRIUS project (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity) aims at quantifying the risks associated with droughts in the UK under present and future conditions. To do so, a large number of drought events, from climate model simulations downscaled at 25km over Europe, are being fed into hydrological models of various complexity and used for the estimation of drought risk associated with human and natural systems, including impacts on the economy, industry, agriculture, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and socio-cultural aspects. Hydro-meteorological drought event sets have been produced by weather@home for MaRIUS. Using idle processor time on volunteers' computers around the world, a very large number (10'000s) of Global Climate Model (GCM) simulations have been run, downscaled at 25km over Europe by a nested Regional Climate Model (RCM). Simulations include the past 100 years as well as two future horizons (2030s and 2080s), and provide a large number of sequences of spatio-temporally consistent weather, which are consistent with the boundary forcing such as the ocean, greenhouse gases and solar forcing. The drought event set for use in impact studies is constructed by extracting sequences of dry conditions from these model runs, leading to several thousand drought events. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact In addition to describing methodological and validation aspects of the synthetic drought event sets, the data can bee used provide insights into drought risk in the UK, its meteorological drivers, and how it can be expected to change in the future. 
URL http://gws-access.ceda.ac.uk/cpdn_rapidwatch/marius/WAH/
 
Title UK Water Resource Assessment (Deployable Output) Model 
Description This model takes current and future modelled hydrology data from the future flows hydrology database, and uses them to approximate a) river flow time series and b) input s to reservoirs. In conjunction with data from water resource management plans on groundwater and spring sources, reservoir capacity and storage levels associated with levels of service agreements these have been used to develop simplified models of the UK's 130 geographic water resource zones which provide a maximum yield or 'deployable output' for current and future conditions under 11 climate scenarios at 2050 and 2100. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database has only just been compiled so there are no impacts yet 
 
Title UK Water Resource Zone GIS dataset 
Description As part of the UK Water Resource Assessment (Deployable Output) Model we created an up-to-date representation of the UK's 130 geographic water resource zones, based on a 5km grid. This improves on publicly available records which we found accurate to the previous set of water resource zones 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database has only just been compiled so there are no impacts yet 
 
Title Water Quality datasets 
Description o WQ variables of the River Thames and Farmoor reservoir o Compilation of national-scale water quality dataset from the Harmonised Monitoring scheme (HMS) of key catchment and water quality determinand responses to specific drought periods from 1974 onwards. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Publications - see list. Ongoing 
 
Title Water Quality models 
Description PROTECH Reservoir water quality and ecology (phytoplankton) model set up for Farmoor. INCA N and P models set up for the Thames catchment. New algal model for rivers developed Researchers: Paul whiteHead, Gianbattista Bussi, Alex Elliott 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Publications -see list Ongoing 
 
Title Water Resource Zone Deployable Outputs to 2100 under 11 Future Flows Scenarios 
Description Data generated by the Water Resource Assessment (Deployable Output) Model. This lists water resource zones and gives modelled values for deployable output from each zone at 2010, 2050 and 2100 under the 11 runs of the Future Flows hydrology database. These amalgamate groundwater, reservoir and river abstractions for each zone. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database has only just been compiled so there are no impacts yet 
 
Title Water Resources Strategic Options 
Description A set of possible and preferred strategies for increasing supply/decreasing demand from Water Resource Management Plans, including Capex, Opex and equivalent yield generated. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database has only just been compiled so there are no impacts yet 
 
Title Wathnet Water Resources Model - local and national 
Description This model is a water resource optimization model on the wathnet platform. There are two versions (1) national scale including the distribution network of the major companies in the UK and (2) focused on the Thames region. Researchers: Jim Hall and Mohammad Mortazavi 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This model and researchers Jim Hall and Mohammad Mortazavi, were partners with Atkins in the WaterUK study examining water resilience in the future 
 
Description Chris Decker is a member of the Global Water Partnership/IDMP Expert Group. 
Organisation Global Water Partnership
Country Sweden 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Chris Decker is a member of this Expert Group and participates in working groups and meetings. In addition, he presented at a Workshop in Geneva on 16 September 2016. This workshop was based around a literature review commissioned by the WMO/GWP Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) . The review report will be presented at the meeting, as a means to bring participants to a common understanding on the different issues at play, especially in terms of the state-of-the-art science on the topic and remaining knowledge gaps. A particular focus was on the social, environmental and economic impacts of drought events and understand the costs/benefits of reactive versus proactive government policies. Investment in mitigation actions that reduce the impacts of drought events were particularly highlighted Participants included IDMP experts and other experts dealing with economic issues related to drought.
Collaborator Contribution This Expert Group has the objective to kick-start the involvement of experts for a global reflection on the current state of knowledge on the economic costs and benefits of action and inaction for drought preparedness and drought risk management, on the immediate needs or constraints preventing actors to take action and on the way forward to improve people's and systems' resilience to drought events
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Prof. Martyn Futter 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof. Paul Whitehead and Dr Gianbattista Bussi are working with Prof. Martyn Futter, Sweden, on carbon issues from peatlands under drought conditions
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Martyn Futter, Sweden, is bringing his expertise of carbon issues from peatlands under drought conditions
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Thames 21 
Organisation Thames 21
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The human Geography team of the MaRIUS project, Catharina Landstrom, Sarah Whatmore and Eric Sarmiento, together with physical scientists, Gianbattista Bussi and Paul Whitehead have been working collaboratively with Thames 21, an organisation that works with London communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife. This collaboration has created "WATER FUTURES": an interactive web resource that provides an easy-to-use interface for exploring how changes in climate and other environmental conditions impact the way water is supplied to your home, school and places of work using a model developed at the University of Oxford.
Collaborator Contribution Thames 21 have been involved in a community modelling initiative, giving their time and expertise to this project. They have been very active in promoting the web resource to local schools, helping teachers and pupils better understand where their water comes from.
Impact The interactive website has been produced: http://waterfutures-eastlondon.org.uk/ This website uses models and data that has been pre-created to answer questions posed by users to the website.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with local River Trust organisations 
Organisation Action for the River Kennet (ARK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration with local River Trust organisations is a key part of the social science research of the project. A good relationship has been established with one local Trust (Action for the River Kennet) and hopefully another will also be forged with a local group to the River Lee.
Collaborator Contribution The staff and members of the local groups give their time, knowledge and expertise on local management, issues and controversies, which is of direct benefit to the research
Impact The staff and members of the local groups give their time, knowledge and expertise on local management, issues and controversies, which is of direct benefit to the research. It is multidisciplinary as the collaboration includes social scientist predominantly, but also physical scientists.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with the National Infrastructure Commission 
Organisation HM Treasury
Department National Infrastructure Commission
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Members of the research team, particularly Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini and Jim Hall have been working with members of the National Infrastructure Commission, to help the NIC undertake their national needs assessment.
Collaborator Contribution We have provided key, expert and informed evidence and insights.
Impact Knoweldge exchange
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the Rivers Trust 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research project will contribute funding to the RiversTrust
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration will enhance the MaRIUS project's outreach to the River Trust's network of catchment based stakeholders and practitioners. The Rivers Trust will give opportunities for the MaRIUS project to hold workshops and interactive sessions, present at conferences, and provide articles for the Trust's newsletters.
Impact The collaboration has just started.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation Ofwat
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation Thames Water Utilities Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creation of the MaRIUS Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the different members of the group to explain the project and ask them to be part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to date have included liaison and engagement with the research team, and assistance with research.
Impact Informal agreements have been put in place, with each SAG member, to participate and give their time to help ensure the project's outcome are relevant to its objectives.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Economic datasets 
Organisation Leiden University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Jaume Freire, Dr Chris Decker and Prof. Jim Hall, University of Oxford, have made contact with University of Leiden, Netherlands, to access a critical database for research into the economic effect of drought.
Collaborator Contribution They have provided access to a critical database for research into the economic effect of drought.
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2015
 
Description Groundwater Modelling 
Organisation University of Bonn
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Thorsten Wagener and Dr Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol, have been working with Prof Stefan Kollet (University of Bonn, Germany) to perform a model inter-comparison study of the main integrated mechanistic hydrology models currently available, using the synthetic catchment (used in Maxwell et al., 2014 WRR (doi:10.1002/2013WR013725))
Collaborator Contribution Prof Stefan Kollet (University of Bonn, Germany) has been working with Dr Thorsten Wagener and Dr Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol, to perform a model inter-comparison study of the main integrated mechanistic hydrology models currently available, using the synthetic catchment (used in Maxwell et al., 2014 WRR (doi:10.1002/2013WR013725))
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2015
 
Description Groundwater modelling using PIHM 
Organisation Penn State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Thorsten Wagener and Dr Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol, have been working with Dr Duffy (Penn State University, USA) and his team to improve the PIHM model and its representation of low flows and groundwater resources to drought.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Duffy (Penn State University, USA) and his team have worked with Dr Thorsten Wagener and Dr Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol, have been working with to improve the PIHM model and its representation of low flows and groundwater resources to drought.
Impact Improved understanding of groundwater modelling
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Advisory Board 
Organisation Australian Government
Department Burea of Meteorology (BOM)
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2014, 2015 and 2016 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were varied every year. For example the 2015 event involved Christopher Duffy, Penn State University, USA; Greg Garfin, Arizona University, USA; Peter Wallbrink, CSIRO, Australia; and Lee Godden, Melbourne University, Australia. Further to this, on a separate occasion, Dr Victoria Bell, and Dr Ali Rudd met with Dr Narendra Tuteja, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, to discuss drought research and findings.
Collaborator Contribution Some members of the IAB gave presentations at the International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS project, and participated in the following 2-day project workshop and other meetings. This has happened in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Impact Ongoing More detail on the presentations given by certain members of the IAB at the International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Advisory Board 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2014, 2015 and 2016 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were varied every year. For example the 2015 event involved Christopher Duffy, Penn State University, USA; Greg Garfin, Arizona University, USA; Peter Wallbrink, CSIRO, Australia; and Lee Godden, Melbourne University, Australia. Further to this, on a separate occasion, Dr Victoria Bell, and Dr Ali Rudd met with Dr Narendra Tuteja, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, to discuss drought research and findings.
Collaborator Contribution Some members of the IAB gave presentations at the International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS project, and participated in the following 2-day project workshop and other meetings. This has happened in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Impact Ongoing More detail on the presentations given by certain members of the IAB at the International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Advisory Board 
Organisation Penn State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2014, 2015 and 2016 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were varied every year. For example the 2015 event involved Christopher Duffy, Penn State University, USA; Greg Garfin, Arizona University, USA; Peter Wallbrink, CSIRO, Australia; and Lee Godden, Melbourne University, Australia. Further to this, on a separate occasion, Dr Victoria Bell, and Dr Ali Rudd met with Dr Narendra Tuteja, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, to discuss drought research and findings.
Collaborator Contribution Some members of the IAB gave presentations at the International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS project, and participated in the following 2-day project workshop and other meetings. This has happened in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Impact Ongoing More detail on the presentations given by certain members of the IAB at the International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Advisory Board 
Organisation University of Arizona
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2014, 2015 and 2016 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were varied every year. For example the 2015 event involved Christopher Duffy, Penn State University, USA; Greg Garfin, Arizona University, USA; Peter Wallbrink, CSIRO, Australia; and Lee Godden, Melbourne University, Australia. Further to this, on a separate occasion, Dr Victoria Bell, and Dr Ali Rudd met with Dr Narendra Tuteja, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, to discuss drought research and findings.
Collaborator Contribution Some members of the IAB gave presentations at the International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS project, and participated in the following 2-day project workshop and other meetings. This has happened in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Impact Ongoing More detail on the presentations given by certain members of the IAB at the International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Advisory Board 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2014, 2015 and 2016 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were varied every year. For example the 2015 event involved Christopher Duffy, Penn State University, USA; Greg Garfin, Arizona University, USA; Peter Wallbrink, CSIRO, Australia; and Lee Godden, Melbourne University, Australia. Further to this, on a separate occasion, Dr Victoria Bell, and Dr Ali Rudd met with Dr Narendra Tuteja, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, to discuss drought research and findings.
Collaborator Contribution Some members of the IAB gave presentations at the International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS project, and participated in the following 2-day project workshop and other meetings. This has happened in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Impact Ongoing More detail on the presentations given by certain members of the IAB at the International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with Thames Water for WQ 
Organisation Thames Water Utilities Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Prof. Paul Whitehead and Dr Gianbattista Bussi met with Thames Water to discuss water quality issues and agree on joint work investigating carbon issues in the upper Severn under drought conditions using INCA C model
Collaborator Contribution Thames Water staff gave their time and expertise to discuss water quality issues and agree on joint work investigating carbon issues in the upper Severn under drought conditions using INCA C model
Impact Bussi, G., Paul G. Whitehead, Michael J. Bowes, Daniel S. Read, Christel Prudhomme, Simon J. Dadson (2016, In Press) Impacts of climate change, land-use change and phosphorus reduction on phytoplankton in the River Thames Science of The Total Environment DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.109 Bussi G, Dadson S, Prudhomme C..Whitehead P. (2016). Modelling the future impacts of climate and land-use change on suspended sediment transport in the River Thames (UK). Journal of Hydrology, pp. 357-372 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.09.010 Whitehead, P.G., H. Leckie, K. Rankinen, D. Butterfield, M.N. Futter, G. Bussi (2016, In Press) "An INCA model for pathogens in rivers and catchments: Model structure, sensitivity analysis and application to the River Thames catchment, UK" Science of The Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.128 Whitehead, P.G., Gianbattista Bussi, Michael J. Bowes, Daniel S. Read, Michael G. Hutchins, J. Alex Elliott, Simon J. Dadson, 2015 "Dynamic modelling of multiple phytoplankton groups in rivers with an application to the Thames river system in the UK" Environmental Modelling & Software Volume 74, December 2015, Pages 75-91 DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.09.010
Start Year 2015
 
Description Liaison with UK environmental regulators 
Organisation Environmental Simulations
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Dr Christina Cook, Dr Bettina Lange and Dr Catharina Landstrom have met and interviewed representatives of water companies, and environmental regulators to discuss the research and gain their insights in order to meet social science objectives.
Collaborator Contribution They gave their insights and knowledge to the subject being discussed, to help the researchers meet social science objectives.
Impact Ongoing Cook, C. (2016) Drought planning as a proxy for water security in England. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 21, August 2016, Pages 65-69. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2016.11.005 A 'Primer' on Drought Planning is in production and will be published soon
Start Year 2015
 
Description Liaison with Wessex Water 
Organisation Wessex Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the MaRIUS project from Bristol University, Jim Freer, Gemma Coxon, Thorsten Wagener, Jude Musuuza are working collaboratively with Wessex Water over hydrological modelling and model inter comparison.
Collaborator Contribution Participation with the research team, sharing data and models for the collaborative work.
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2016
 
Description Liaison with local groups 
Organisation Action for the River Kennet (ARK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Eric Sarmiento and Dr Catharina Landstrom have met with and interviewed representatives of local groups to prepare for the environmental competency and community modelling group work in order to meet human geography research objectives.
Collaborator Contribution They gave their insights and knowledge to the subject being discussed, to help the researchers meet social science objectives.
Impact Ongoing The River Kennet ECG (2017) "Active Water Resilience: Incorporating local knowledge in water management of the River Kennet catchment". Report of the 2015-16 River Kennet Environmental Competency Group. Published by ECI, ISBN: 978-1-874370-66-6
Start Year 2015
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation NERA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation Ofwat
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation RWE AG
Department RWE nPower
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation Thames Water Utilities Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Group 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with its Stakeholder Advisory Group to discuss the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. Meetings have been held on: 13 Jan 2015 19 May 2015 21 June 2016 Certain members of the Stakeholder Group have also participated in the 2016 International Drought Symposium organised by the MaRIUS Project
Collaborator Contribution The partners give their advice to ensure the academic work and outputs will match the needs of users and practitioners where possible. This is a significant in-direct contribution to the research, which cannot be costed.
Impact In progress The presentations by some of the members of the Stakeholder Group in the 2016 International Drought Symposium can be seen here: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Panta Rhei Working Group 
Organisation Panta Rhei Working Group
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Prof Thorsten Wagener and Dr Gemma Coxon have been working as part of the Panta Rhei Working Group 'Drought in the Anthropocene'.
Collaborator Contribution Joint working on the subject of 'Drought in the Anthropocene'.
Impact Ongoing Van Loon Anne F., Kerstin Stahl, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Julian Clark, Sally Rangecroft, Niko Wanders, Tom Gleeson, Albert I. J. M. Van Dijk, Lena M. Tallaksen, Jamie Hannaford, Remko Uijlenhoet, Adriaan J. Teuling, David M. Hannah, Justin Sheffield, Mark Svoboda, Boud Verbeiren, Thorsten Wagener, and Henny A. J. Van Lanen, (2016). Drought in a human-modified world: Reframing drought definitions, understanding, and analysis approaches. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20(9), 3631-3650. DOI: 10.5194/hess-20-3631-2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description Water Resource Management and Planning 
Organisation Southern Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the project team met with staff from Southern Water in order to share ideas for collaboration and ensure the utility of the MaRIUS outputs to water resource practitioners
Collaborator Contribution Staff from Southern Water met members of the project team met with in order to share ideas for collaboration and ensure the utility of the MaRIUS outputs to water resource practitioners
Impact Ongoing - more meetings and collaboration has occurred
Start Year 2015
 
Description Water resource modelling 
Organisation Thames Water Utilities Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Dr Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini, University of Oxford, has been working with staff from Thames Water to understand its distribution system in order to create a water simulation model that best simulates the Thames Catchment, for drought analyses.
Collaborator Contribution They have provided information and data so that the researchers better understand Thames Water's distribution system in order to create a water simulation model that best simulates the Thames Catchment, for drought analyses.
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2015
 
Title D-Risk webtool 
Description The D-Risk webtool is a freely available intuitive tool designed to help irrigated growers understand and manage their drought risk. By entering easily available farm data (crop types, areas etc), licence data (source, volume,restrictions) and reservoir storage, the webtool uses the MaRIUS event set to calculate monthly farm irrigation need and (through comparison with the licence data) derive the risk of annual headroom and storage shortfall. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The D-Risk webtool was launched at the recent (February 2018) UK Irrigation Association annual conference. We have also been asked to present it to several water abstractor groups, demonstrating an interest in using the tool 
URL http://www.d-risk.eu
 
Description Ian Holman was a Theme Convenor at the ECCA 2017 Conference: "Whole system sustainable solutions: acting across multiple sectors and scales" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ian Holman was a Theme Convenor at the 2017 European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference: "Whole system sustainable solutions: acting across multiple sectors and scales"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Presentation at an industry focused "Water Supply" Workshop, by Mohammad Mortazavi: "Overview on water resources modelling and drought" 
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 workshop was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners, some of who were invited to give presentations from their needs and perspectives, in order match the research outputs to actual needs.

The workshop purpose was:
• An opportunity for stakeholders to share their decision-support needs and priorities in relation to water scarcity, drought and water supply
• An opportunity for researchers to share the findings of their research with water users
• An opportunity to shape the next stage of the drought research programme and co-develop outputs with regulators, practitioners and researchers

There was a fantastic mix of industry and professional practitioners present with plans made to follow up the conversation and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b-mm7cwoYDyqZ8x9MW3UUd3B2neDl_k0/view?usp=sharing
 
Description Presentation at workshop 2017 by Kevin Grecksch ""Drought management in the UK - agency vs. scale?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-presentation at workshop 2017 by Kevin Grecksch (and Catharina Landstrom): "Drought management in the UK - agency vs. scale?". The workshop, "Beyond evidence: how do knowledge practices inform the governance of environmental challenges" was held on 21 June 2017 Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.water.ox.ac.uk/beyond-evidence-how-do-knowledge-practices-inform-the-governance-of-envir...
 
Description 'From risk to governance: managing water scarcity in the UK', 5-7 November 2014, University of Bielefeld, Bettina Lange (invited) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk raised awareness of the management of water in different countries and sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Mapping a new regulatory space: the case of managing water scarcity in the UK', University College London, Faculty of Laws, Public Lecture, 11 December 2014, Bettina Lange (invited) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk raises awareness of the regulation regarding the management of water scarcity in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2015 Drought Symposium 
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 The project held a successful second Drought Symposium at Exeter College, Oxford on 08/09/2015. This featured presentations from the MaRIUS project, and over in the NERC Programme of Drought. ~70 attendees were present from a range of academic, consultancy, industry and practitioner backgrounds. Video podcasts were made of some of the talks which have been placed on the project website: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/podcasts/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/news/
 
Description A long-term national-scale hydrological simulation of river flows across Great Britain - poster presented by Alison Rudd 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alison Rudd presented a poster at the EGU 2016, Vienna International Conference Centre, Vienna, Austria, entitled, "A long-term national-scale hydrological simulation of river flows across Great Britain"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/EGU2016-4305.pdf
 
Description A national-scale hydrological simulation of low flows and drought across Britain - poster presented by Alison Rudd 
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 Dr Ali Rudd, CEH, presented a poster at the RMetS/NCAS conference on High Impact Weather and Climate, University of Manchester, Manchester (6-8th July 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.rmets.org/sites/default/files/Book%20of%20Abstracts%20-%20main%20conference%20Final.pdf
 
Description Bettina Lange co-organised a "Regulation Discussion Group" series of meetings focusing on water and environmental issues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Regulation Discussion Group provides a forum for all interested in analysing regulatory practice from a theoretical, empirical, and public policy perspective. It seeks to facilitate cross-disciplinary debate about regulation among lawyers, sociologists, political scientists and economists. The group also organises 'reading group' and 'work in progress' sessions which will also support graduate students' works in the field of regulation by providing them with a forum to network and discuss cutting edge regulation research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/current-students/graduate-discussion-groups/regulation-discussion-group
 
Description British Hydrological Society evening presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited talk on "The 2018 drought - lessons for the agricultural sector (and others)" to members of the south-east branch of the British Hydrological Society. The talks generated a lot of questions and discussions on improved drought and abstraction management and the challenges of balancing the competing needs for water within an evidence-based approach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CIWEM conference on "Abstraction Reform: Implementation Challenges, Options and Solutions" 
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 Member of expert panel (including local government, water company, agriculture, abstractors, regulator and conservation charity representatives) discussing "Co-operation to build resilience", followed by lively questions and discussion aferwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ciwem.org/events/abstraction-reform-implementation-challenges-options-and-solutions/
 
Description Catharina Landstrom gave a presentation at the "Twenty65" annual 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: "Community Modelling in support of local hydroresilience"given at the international "Twenty65" annual conference in 2017. People learned that community modelling is a participatory method enabling local people to use scientific tools to engage with the management of hydroclimatic risks. Research has shown that local people are interested and able to use models to analyse risks and potential solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://twenty65.ac.uk/resource-attachment/8b-catharina-landstroem-community-modelling-in-support-of...
 
Description Cedric Laize gave a presentation on 'Drought impacts on river ecology' at the P4th BHS International Conference, Cranfield, 30 Aug-1 Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Cedric Laize gave a presentation on 'Drought impacts on river ecology' at the 4th BHS International Conference, Cranfield, 30 Aug-1 Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hydrology.org.uk/dms-files.php?id=1160&action=doc
 
Description Cedric Laize presented at the BHS SE Committee event, Low Flows and Abstraction Management, ICE, London, March 8th 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation "Wetted habitat under low flows" by Cedric Laize
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Decker gave a presentation and ran a session at the workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" summarising his research on "New tools and approaches for the management of public water supply: governance opportunities and challenges". 
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 Chris Decker gave a presentation and ran a session at the workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" summarising his research on "New tools and approaches for the management of public water supply: governance opportunities and challenges".

This very popular event attracted many people from water companies, regulators and other relevant sectors. The morning session features talks from invited practitioners to give a brief snapshot of the issues facing the water sector. Researchers from the Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme also briefly outlined different aspects of work of relevance to the sector.
The afternoon featured a workshop where practitioners and researchers worked together, exploring the research and outcome, and discussed their use and adoption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Decker gave a presentation and took part in a debate in the Water Supply session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop 
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 Chris Decker presentation on water supply governance and regulation, and took part in a debate in the Water Supply session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. The workshop delegates gave their perspective and knowledge / data needs, resulting in an informed useful debate on how the research can meet information needs, and create outputs of common use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Decker is a member of the Global Water Partnership/IDMP Expert Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Decker is a member of the Global Water Partnership/IDMP Expert Group.
This Expert Group has the objective to kick-start the involvement of experts for a global reflection on the current state of knowledge on the economic costs and benefits of action and inaction for drought preparedness and drought risk management, on the immediate needs or constraints preventing actors to take action and on the way forward to improve people's and systems' resilience to drought events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gwp.org/
 
Description Co-presentation at workshop 2017 by Catharina Landstrom (and Kevin Grecksch): "Drought management in the UK - agency vs. scale?". 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-presentation at workshop 2017 by Catharina Landstrom (and Kevin Grecksch): "Drought management in the UK - agency vs. scale?". The workshop, "Beyond evidence: how do knowledge practices inform the governance of environmental challenges" was held on 21 June 2017 Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.water.ox.ac.uk/beyond-evidence-how-do-knowledge-practices-inform-the-governance-of-envir...
 
Description Contribution by Kevin Grecksch to workshop "Applying Adaptive Governance to Emerging Technologies in Health". Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, 14-16 November 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I contributed my expertise on adaptive governance, interdisciplinary research and participatory research methods to the workshop. This included referring to results and experiences from MaRIUS and ENDOWS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DRIsk Presentation and demo to ESWAG member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation on "D-Risk: A planning tool to manage your irrigation abstraction and drought risk" and discussion with industry members of the East Suffolk Water Abstractors group. Generated interest in the tool, and subsequent interest in partnering within an follow-up Innovation grant application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DRIsk presentation and demonstration to AFTP delegates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on "D-Risk: A planning tool to manage your irrigation abstraction and drought risks", demonstration and discussion with delegates on AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) professional development course
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dolores Rey gave a presentation and took part in a debate in the Agriculture session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Dolores Rey gave a presentation on the value of secondary water markets for abstractors, and then was part of the Q&A panel. The workshop delegates gave their perspective and knowledge / data needs, resulting in an informed useful debate on how the research can meet information needs, and create outputs of common use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dolores Rey gave poster at a Newton Fund workshop in Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey presented the work Cranfield is doing for the MaRIUS project at the workshop "Equipping early career researchers with tools for evaluating ecosystem services which underpin food and water security "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ccri.ac.uk/pressreleases/call-for-participants-to-workshop-equipping-early-career-researc...
 
Description Dolores Rey: Poster at American Geoscience Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey presented a poster related to their Marius work. "Effects of climate change on water abstraction restrictions for irrigation during droughts - The UK case" by Dolores Rey, Marlene Rio and Ian Holman. See https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/mediafile/Handout/Paper159143/Rey et al_AGU Poster.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr Dolores Rey Vicario spoke at the 2016 European Environment and Resource Economics Association (EAERE) conference (Zurich) in a workshop called "Water scarcity and drought management: The role of economic instruments in the EU and Australia" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dolores Rey spoke at the 2016 European Environment and Resource Economics Association (EAERE) conference (Zurich) in a workshop called "Water scarcity and drought management: The role of economic instruments in the EU and Australia"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eaere2016.ethz.ch/programme/scientific-programme/policy-sessions.html
 
Description Dr Dolores Rey Vicario spoke on agricultural resilience at a CIWEM conference on abstraction reform 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey Vicario spoke on agricultural resilience at a CIWEM conference on abstraction reform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ciwem.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Abstraction-Reform-2016-Programme-Speakers.pdf
 
Description Dr. Bettina Lange gave a public lecture entitled 'Regulating Uncertain Futures: Law and Science' at the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Audience members engaged in lively discussion during a 30 mins. discussion session after the talk, and a number of attendees asked for more information about the topic. The lecture was part of an on-going and developing link between the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Centre for Law and Society at the Humboldt University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gbz.hu-berlin.de/downloads/pdf/oxford_law_08jan.pdf
 
Description Drought media briefing by Ian Holman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Drought media briefing at the Science Media Centre

Three experts from About Drought provided journalists with an insight into the impact of the UK summer drought - Jamie Hannaford, Professor Jim Hall and Professor Ian Holman.

Answering questions from the Daily Mail, Press Association, BBC, Telegraph and Financial Times they presented detailed but accessible information on the pressure on water resources, highlighting the way new data from the programme is already supporting decision-makers, such as the Environment Agency.

Articles were published in the Daily Mail, The Sun, Telegraph and Mail Online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/03/power-showers-could-restricted-households-forced-install...
 
Description Drought media briefing by Jim Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Drought media briefing at the Science Media Centre
Three experts from About Drought provided journalists with an insight into the impact of the UK summer drought - Jamie Hannaford, Professor Jim Hall and Professor Ian Holman.

Answering questions from the Daily Mail, Press Association, BBC, Telegraph and Financial Times they presented detailed but accessible information on the pressure on water resources, highlighting the way new data from the programme is already supporting decision-makers, such as the Environment Agency.

Articles were published in the Daily Mail, The Sun, Telegraph and Mail Online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/03/power-showers-could-restricted-households-forced-install...
 
Description Engagement with key regulatory figures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Bettina Lange and Chris Decker have held key interviews and meetings have been held to understand and explore the regulatory landscape of water management with regard to water scarcity, with representatives of Defra, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, plus practitioners in economic consultancy and Anglian Water.


The activity has raised awareness and understanding of the regulatory landscape of water management with regard to water scarcity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Gemma Coxon gave a presentation and ran a session at the workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" summarising her research on "Hydrological Model Intercomparison". 
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 Gemma Coxon gave a presentation and ran a workshop session at the workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" summarising her research on "Hydrological Model Intercomparison".

This very popular event attracted many people from water companies, regulators and other relevant sectors. The morning session features talks from invited practitioners to give a brief snapshot of the issues facing the water sector. Researchers from the Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme also briefly outlined different aspects of work of relevance to the sector.
The afternoon featured a workshop where practitioners and researchers worked together, exploring the research and outcome, and discussed their use and adoption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gemma Coxon gave a presentation and took part in a debate in the Water Supply session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop, March 2018. 
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 Gemma gave a presentation on hydrological modelling, intercomparison, guidance and recommendations, and then was part of the Q&A panel of the water supply session. The workshop delegates gave their perspective and knowledge / data needs, resulting in an informed useful debate on how the research can meet information needs, and create outputs of common use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gemma Coxon gave presentation at Wessex Water on the MaRIUS project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gemma Coxon gave a presentation at Wessex Water on the MaRIUS project and the work the Bristol team re doing with regard to hydrological modelling, in order to create collaboration links.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Gloria Salmoral gave a presentation and took part in a debate in the Agriculture session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Gloria Salmoral gave a presentation on the Risk of economic impacts to agricultural irrigation due to drought management, and then was part of the Q&A panel. The workshop delegates gave their perspective and knowledge / data needs, resulting in an informed useful debate on how the research can meet information needs, and create outputs of common use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Helen Gavin chaired 2 sessions of the Water Supply panel at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Helen chaired the two session which had contributions from Paul Hickey, Environment Agency, Jamie Hannaford, CEH, Dr Gemma Coxon, University of Bristol,Dr Mohammad Mortazavi, University of Oxford, Professor Len Shaffrey, University of Reading, Dr Chris Decker, University of Oxford, Dr John Bloomfeld, BGS, and Nick Honeyball, Affinity Water.

The researchers summarised their work and the existing and expected outputs. Delegates heard from the speakers and gave their perspective and knowledge / data needs, resulting in an informed useful debate and Q&A sessions. A discussion built on this flow of information to identify how the research can meet information needs, and to connect people to create outputs of common use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Helen Gavin organised and ran the stakeholder workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" allowing researchers from the drought and Water Scarcity programme to present their research to a large audience of practitioners and regulators. 
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 Helen Gavin organised and ran the stakeholder workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" allowing researchers from the drought and Water Scarcity programme to present their research to a large audience of practitioners and regulators.


This very popular event attracted many people from water companies, regulators and other relevant sectors. The morning session features talks from invited practitioners to give a brief snapshot of the issues facing the water sector. Researchers from the Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme also briefly outlined different aspects of work of relevance to the sector.
The afternoon featured a workshop where practitioners and researchers worked together, exploring the research and outcome, and discussed their use and adoption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Helen Gavin participate in the water industry Extreme Drought Sprint 
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 Helen Gavin took part in the 5 day workshop organized by the Water Resources in the South East (WRSE) regional group. This was held in April 2018, and brought together experts in the water industry from the WSRE, Anglian Water and Water UK. Expert witness evidence was also provided by a host of organizations covering multiple sectors. The purpose was to explore and understand the potential impact of an extreme drought and how to manage it. An extreme drought is one beyond Temporary Use Bans, drought permits and orders, where extreme water shortages are in place.
Helen was able to provide information and evidence from eh MaRIUS project and the wider Drought and Water Scarcity Programme that was used and reported by the group. Key facts from the Programme, notably the economic impact on drought, and on agriculture, features in the output presentation that has been delivered to senior government and industry decision makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.wrse.org.uk/our-work/extreme-drought/
 
Description Helen Gavin presents slides showing the research of Alex Elliott, CEH, on the effect of drought and reservoir drawdown on  algal growth under drought scenarios.  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/NrzUfpw8Fj0
 
Description Helen Gavin spoke at the Future of Utilities: Water 2018 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Helen Gavin spoke at the Future of Utilities: Water 2018 conference in London on 14 November 2018, on the subject of drought in the UK. She touched on aspects of the Cape Town drought; it's Day Zero approach. She explored whether such a drought could occur in the UK (yes it could) and whether the extreme water saving measures adopted in South Africa, such as no water for agriculture, and a per capital consumption of 50 litres per day reducing to 25, could work here (not likely). She raised awareness of the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme, the creation of much needed additional data, insights and tools to help assess and manage the impacts of droughts, and its ongoing work. She also highlighted the effect of other initiatives, such the WRSE's Extreme Drought Sprint, which have helped a range of people including regulators realise the cost of not preparing for extreme droughts. She believes that the zeitgeist is changing with many other studies (NIC; Efra; Water UK) that point to the need and cost-effectiveness of proactive measures to increase our society's resilience to drought, being seriously considered by government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://marketforcelive.com/future-of-utilities/events/water/
 
Description ITRC paper 'Engineering for Sustainable Development' requested for use as part of the learning programme for engineers about the SDGs (17/10/2018 & 24/10/2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ? Outputs & outcomes:
ICE were offered the ITRC report "Infrastructure: underpinning sustainable development", which will include detailed explanations of the influences between infrastructure and all 17 SDGs. Accompanying each SDG , the ITRC/UNOPS demonstrate the influences using real-world civil engineering projects. Release date Wednesday the 24th of October.


24/10/2018:Foreward to Conference: DR. MARLENE KANGA, AM FTSE Hon.FIEAust Hon.FIChemE, PRESIDENT, World Federation of Engineering Organisations
The World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) is proud to be leading the celebration of engineering as part of the bicentenary of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a national member of the Federation representing the UK, and to also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of WFEO.
Their Triennial Statement states, in part: The SDGs were developed to address these challenges. They set out a 'bold and transformative plan of action which could shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path, leaving no one behind.' Using the SDGs as our framework, and the GEC as our launchpad, we intend to bring about transformative change in the way that infrastructure is designed, built and maintained.

ITRC/UNOPS presentations:
'Supporting evidence-based infrastructure development worldwide. Overview of Evidence Based Infrastructure (EBI)'. Nick O'Regan, Director of infrastructure and project management, UNOPS
'Introduction to tools'. Jim Hall, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
'Highlighting specifically technical developments (tools) within EBI and case-study applications: NISMOD-Int, Curacao and CAT-I'. Scott Thacker, UNOPS & ITRC; Steven Crosskey, UNOPS

Scott Thacker, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 'Global Opportunities for Infrastructure Intelligence' slide presentation
Presentation covered many aspects including:
Opportunity - To identify adaptable pathways to sustainable development - Large quantities of infrastructure still to be built [estimated $57 trillion 2013 - 2030]
Risk - Long-term lock-in to unstainable technologies and practices - Inaction
Solution - Evidence and intelligence required to harness this opportunity and avoid the risk. To underpin policy and business cases and provide confidence to investors
Conclusions -Infrastructure is central for achieving sustainable development
The opportunity is reliant on evidence and intelligence
New datasets, methodologies and case studies are emerging
Still lots to be done to satisfy the global need
With Data and Analytics Facility National Infrastructure (DAFNI), the UK can be at the forefront of realising this global future.

INFRASTRUCTURE LAYS FOUNDATIONS FOR SDG SUCCESS
New Oxford University-UNOPS report stresses infrastructure as key to unlocking Sustainable Development Goals.
A new report published today by the University of Oxford-led Infrastructure Transition Research Consortium (ITRC) and UNOPS, has found that efficient infrastructure policy and disciplined investment decisions are vital for attaining the SDGs.
The report, Infrastructure: Underpinning Sustainable Development, is the result of extensive research into the influence that both 'networked infrastructure' (water, waste, energy, digital communications and transport infrastructure) and 'non-networked infrastructure' (buildings and facilities) have on all 17 SDGs. It highlights the need to understand infrastructure as an integrated system of systems - the interdependencies across sectors requires us to break down the 'silo mentality' in infrastructure development.
Focusing on real-life projects implemented by UNOPS around the world, the report finds that infrastructure projects can have multiple effects across several SDGs and their targets. It found that networked infrastructure influences 72 percent of SDG targets, while non-networked infrastructure influences 81 percent of targets - reinforcing the pivotal role that infrastructure will play towards attaining the SDGs.
Introducing the report, UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo said: "Infrastructure, in particular, underpins all of the SDGs. It plays a critical role in society because it can influence development far into the future - both positively and negatively. This is why it is vital to understand the influence that infrastructure systems have on the SDGs.
"We are proud to present this report together with Oxford/ITRC, and to reaffirm our commitment to helping people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development."
The launch of the report coincides with the 2018 Global Engineering Conference, hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, starting today.
UNOPS Director of Infrastructure and Project Management, Mr Nick O'Regan, will present the report during a keynote speech on Wednesday 24 October 2018. He will explore how rapid population growth, urbanization, climate change and challenges associated with development funding impact on achieving the SDGs.
"Our children and the children of those we serve have great expectations of their future, it is on all of us to create an environment that is resilient, sustainable and equitable - and the built environment can be an enabler or an obstacle to this," said Mr O'Regan.
"Together with our partners the ITRC, we have focused on the SDGs as a common framework to work towards an understanding of how we can contribute to sustainable development. This will help governments, and their development partners make better-informed decisions within this uncertainty," he said.
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk, University of Oxford, Professor Jim W Hall FREng added: "Though our research started from a sustainability perspective, in particular the central role that infrastructure has in climate change mitigation and adaptation, our work has attracted growing attention from finance ministries and infrastructure units that tend to be focused on the role of infrastructure in economic growth and productivity."
"In that sense, infrastructure can be a 'Trojan horse' that brings sustainability considerations within the purview of the economic imperatives of most governments.
"The collaboration between ITRC and UNOPS has been a very productive one, with UNOPS bringing us new challenges from very diverse contexts around the world and opportunities for our work to have an impact on the ground, which is what motivates my team. This report provides a next important step in that journey."

In addition, the press circulation was:
Name: Job title: Media outlet
Matt McGrath; Environment Corresponden;t BBC
Christian Knutson; Podcast Host; Civil Engineering podcast
Sarah George; Reporter; Edie
Olivia Minnock; Content Editor; Energy Digital
Bernadette Ballantyne; Podcast Host; Engineering Matters podcast
Peter Reina; Europe Correspondent; London Engineering News Record
Terry Slavin; Editor Ethical; Corporation
Rob Horgan; News Editor; New Civil Engineer
Connor Ibbetson; Reporter; New Civil Engineer
Sam Sholli; Reporter; New Civil Engineer
Isabella Kaminski; Freelancer

Links: https://www.slideshare.net/UKCIP/global-opportunities-for-infrastructure-intelligence
https://www.ice.org.uk/ICEDevelopmentWebPortal/media/Events/Conferences/GEC-Programme-107.pdf
https://www.ice.org.uk/ICEDevelopmentWebPortal/media/Events/Conferences/GLOBAL-ENGINEERING-CONGRESS-BROCHURE.pdf

External participants:
? Hannah Besford, ICE Learns (Knowledge) Team - Project Manager
? Steve Crosskey, UNOPS
? Dr. Marlene Kanga, AM FTSE Hon.FIEAust Hon.FIChemE, President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations
? Nick O'Regan, Director of infrastructure and project management, UNOPS
? Zita Jesus-Leito, Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Curaçao

Internal participants:
Thacker S.
Hall J.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.itrc.org.uk/infrastructure-lays-foundation-for-sdg-success/
 
Description Ian Holman convened workshop the 2018 Annual Cambridge Potato Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ian Holman ran a series of workshops in collaboration NIAB-CUF at the Annual Cambridge Potato Conference (11th & 12th December 2018) which attracted ~100 members of the potato industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.niab.com/CUPGRAConf2018
 
Description Ian Holman gave a presentation at the British Hydrological Society event "About Drought: Agriculture and Ecological Impacts" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Holman gave a presentation at the British Hydrological Society event "About Drought: Agriculture and Ecological Impacts"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invitation to speak 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Ian Holman, Cranfield University has been invited to speak at the 2016 UK Irrigation Association conference, Peterborough, on the subject "Managing the risks, impacts, and uncertainty of drought"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited presentation at IrrigEx - Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker on "Supporting farmers and growers to assess and manage drought risk" at the Irrigex theatre at IrrigEx/FloodEx, the largest national industry event covering irrigation and flooding. The talk covered insights from the Drought and Water Scarcity programme projects and the DRisk webtool. The talk developed a lot of interest, with delegates coming along to the Drought and Water Scarcity programme stand to find out more and ask for further details on the projects and tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker on "Supporting innovation for increased drought resilience in the irrigated sector" at AgriTech East's 5th REAP conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker to give presentation on "Supporting innovation for increased drought resilience in the irrigated sector" at AgriTech East's 5th REAP conference on 'What is the future we want for agriculture and how can innovation help deliver it?'. This flagship conference is focussed on promoting innovation in the agricultural sector and its suppliers. Led to enquiry for research expertise from company which was passed to colleagues for follow-on
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker on "Understanding and managing current and future drought risks to UK irrigated agriculture" at MCAST Annual Water conference in Malta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited speaker on "Understanding and managing current and future drought risks to UK irrigated agriculture" at MCAST Annual Water conference on "the Science and Creativity in Water" in Malta- an annual conference targeted at academia, industry and policymakers in this water-stressed island. Increased awareness of UK drought research and potential input into ongoing water resource strategy development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jim Hall gave a presentation at the workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" summarising research on "Water Resource Modelling". 
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 Jim Hall gave a presentation at the workshop, "Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector" summarising research on "Water Resource Modelling".

This very popular event attracted many people from water companies, regulators and other relevant sectors. The morning session features talks from invited practitioners to give a brief snapshot of the issues facing the water sector. Researchers from the Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme also briefly outlined different aspects of work of relevance to the sector.
The afternoon featured a workshop where practitioners and researchers worked together, exploring the research and outcome, and discussed their use and adoption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jim Hall gave a talk at the 2018 AGU meeting, " Establishing a national water resources system model to inform policy decisions about resilience of water supplies" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Hall gave a talk at the 2018 AGU meeting, " Establishing a national water resources system model to inform policy decisions about resilience of water supplies"
He spoke on behalf of co-authors Helen Gavin, Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini, Jonathan Dennis, Paul Hickey, and Jean Spencer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Paper/437516
 
Description Jim Hall gave an invited talk at the 2018 AGU meeting, " Recent advances in sociohydrology (Invited)" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Hall gave an invited talk at the 2018 AGU meeting, " Recent advances in sociohydrology (Invited)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Paper/351209
 
Description Jim Hall gave an invited talk to the 2018 AGU Fall meeting "Modelling the impact on economic welfare of cooling water shortages during in extreme droughts (Invited)" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Hall gave an invited talk at the 2018 AGU meeting, "Modelling the impact on economic welfare of cooling water shortages during in extreme droughts (Invited)"
He spoke on behalf of co-authors Edward Byers and Gemma Coxon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Paper/429116
 
Description Kevin Grecksch lead a Waterways Walk session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Kevin Grecksch, led an informative walk along the canals of central Birmingham and the city centre. The walk was an innovative way to facilitate informal discussions of water efficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Bettina Lange delivered the McCormick seminar, Edinburgh Law School, 02/04/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MaRIUS 'Live' showcase event 
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 Presentation on "UK droughts and agriculture" as part of the MaRIUS 'Live' showcase event. Generated questions and discussions on water resource completion; and enhanced awareness of MaRIUS research outputs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AXsp8rsqeD3CwkqDgPBquIMYrF-ia8w
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Bettina Lange introducing the social science work undertaken in the project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/fP8n4L-usD8
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Catharina Landström summarising the outcomes of a transdisciplinary Environmental Competency Group activity examining water management in the River Kennet. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/ap4SgP4Eop4
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Chris Decker presenting the findings of a national scale economic assessment of drought. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/lQ5rVmJombk
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Dolores Rey covering the impacts on agriculture and irrigation benefits, plus the adaptation response of farmers to drought. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/-9ebJVZCUuM
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Gemma Coxon summarises the results gained from Bristol University's hydrological model 'Dynamic TOPMODEL' for national scale hydrological drought modelling. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/wxmcydntVhw
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Helen Gavin to welcome people to the project and the event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

% Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/cQMrwPe4jQk
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Ian Holman providing an overview of the research done to assess the impacts of water scarcity. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/36zhmh1jbqk
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Jim Hall showing the research of himself and colleague Ed Byers, on the water need of energy generation and the potential impacts of low flows. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/oxQrEcIoL4s
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Jim Hall to sets the context for the research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/ecicGf6uCsU
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Kevin Grecksch who outlines findings from work exploring Drought Management Options and from interviews with water resource practitioners. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/3pwxv2vZ_J8
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini covering research on water resource modelling on a catchment and a national scale. Some of this work has contributed to Water UK's 2017 Water Resources Long-Term Planning Framework project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/wdl8tpysdy4
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Pam Berry presenting the research findings of the research team examining the impact of drought and water scarcity on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/2STSc6OROPk
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Paul Whitehead addressing the effects of drought on water quality processes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/U3nxOjVWuLU
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Richard Jones outlines the climate datasets and 'drought event set' generated by the project for use. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/BBEgIbqm_so
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Thorsten Wagner summarises the findings of catchment scale drought modelling. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/8Hjm3RoAOMg
 
Description MaRIUS Showcase Event: presentation by Vicky Bell outlines CEH's findings on the effect of drought on hydrology at a national scale, using the CEH national gridded hydrological model 'Grid-to-Grid'.  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://youtu.be/sKPViCOf2sY
 
Description MaRIUS and Historic Droughts project members delivered a joint workshop on "Drought planning and decision-making" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the MaRIUS and Historic Droughts projects delivered a joint workshop on "Drought planning and decision-making"
Chaired by - Prof Jim Freer, Professor of Hydrology, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. Speakers - Dr Bettina Lange, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, Prof Jim Freer, Professor of Hydrology, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Dr Dolores Rey Vicario, Research Fellow, Agricultural and Environmental Drought Impacts, Cranfield University, Dr Katie Smith, Drought Analyst and Modeller, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford and Dr Richard Jones, Met Office Hadley Centre

The workshop (1) presented the scientific advances on drought modelling, as well as presenting social science research on drought management and governance and (2) invited the mixed audience of the session to respond to these advances through direct discussions with the researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.rmets.org/sites/default/files/R11%20-%20Drought%20modelling%20and%20management.pdf
 
Description Meeting with Environment Agency and Natural England Catchment Sensitive Farming staff to discuss DRisk and future collaboration opportunities 
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 Meeting with Environment Agency and Natural England Catchment Sensitive Farming staff to discuss DRisk and future collaboration opportunities. Led to agreement to partner in follow-on innovation application for D-Risk2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mohammad Mortazavi presentation and took part in a debate in the Water Supply session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Mohammad Mortazavi gave a presentation on water resource modelling and took part in a debate in the Water Supply session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. The workshop delegates gave their perspective and knowledge / data needs, resulting in an informed useful debate on how the research can meet information needs, and create outputs of common use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini gave a presentation on "Impacts of water transfers on public water supply reliability in South England " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini gave a presentation on "Impacts of water transfers on public water supply reliability in South England "" at the 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017) in Tasmania, Australia from Sunday 3 to Friday 8 December 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2017/documents/MODSIM2017_book_abstracts.pdf
 
Description Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini gave a presentation on "Risk-based water resources planning: Coupling water allocation and water quality management under extreme droughts" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini gave a presentation on "Risk-based water resources planning: Coupling water allocation and water quality management under extreme droughts at the 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017) in Tasmania, Australia from Sunday 3 to Friday 8 December 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2017/documents/MODSIM2017_book_abstracts.pdf
 
Description National-scale hydrological modelling within MaRIUS: preliminary results on historic drought identification and trend analyses (1912-2012) - poster presented by Alison Rudd 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alison Rudd presented a poster at the Statistics in Weather and Climate Joint Meeting of the Royal Statistical Society General Applications Section and the Reading Local Group on 'National-scale hydrological modelling within MaRIUS: preliminary results on historic drought identification and trend analyses (1912-2012)', t the University of Reading, UK, on 21st May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/maths-and-stats/news/Statistics-Weather-Climate.aspx
 
Description National-scale hydrological modelling within MaRIUS: preliminary results on historic drought identification and trend analyses (1912-2012) - poster presented by Alison Rudd 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alison Rudd gave a poster presentation, 'National-scale hydrological modelling within MaRIUS: preliminary results on historic drought identification and trend analyses (1912-2012)' at the Historic Drought Symposium, CEH, Wallingford in March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://historicdroughts.ceh.ac.uk/content/historic-droughts-symposium-march-2016
 
Description Oral presentation at EGU Vienna 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation at the European Geophysical Union's annual conference in Vienna in 2018 on "Risk of economic impacts to irrigated agriculture due to drought management". Presentation on the novel approach to risk-based assessment of economic impacts generated significant interest and questioning from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oral presentation at UKIA Annual conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Oral presentation on "Agriculture and Water Resources East" at UK Irrigation Association annual science conference at Peterborough, highlighting the use of products from the Drought and Water Scarcity programme in assessing the water needs for irrigation within this multi-sectoral water resources management strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Organisation of an International Drought Symposium 
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 For the third year running, an International Drought Symposium was organised and run by the MaRIUS project, attracting a large audience and showcasing some of the MaRIUS work of the project researchers and associated members from its Stakeholder Advisory Group and International Advisory Board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/news/
 
Description Organisation of, running, and audience polling of an industry focused "MaRIUS Showcase Event" by Helen Gavin 
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 Showcase Event was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners and academics, to showcase the findings of the MaRIUS project, and what outputs are available for use. The event highlighted the further work that is planned, and how interested parties can get involved.

The span of the MaRIUS project is large and so the Showcase event covered physical and social science topics including: drought governance; drought options and management; community responses and environmental competency. The event was a major opportunity for stakeholders and researchers to meet and discuss the effect and impact of drought and water scarcity in the UK and what research outputs are available for the whole community.

The attendee breakdown was as follows:

Percentage Type of organisation
36% Academic
20% Regulator
18% Water company
15% Consultancy
5% Community group
5% Energy company
3% Agriculture group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/news/
 
Description Organisation of, running, and audience polling of an industry focused "Water Supply" Workshop, by Helen Gavin 
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 workshop was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners, some of who were invited to give presentations from their needs and perspectives, in order match the research outputs to actual needs.

The workshop purpose was:
• An opportunity for stakeholders to share their decision-support needs and priorities in relation to water scarcity, drought and water supply
• An opportunity for researchers to share the findings of their research with water users
• An opportunity to shape the next stage of the drought research programme and co-develop outputs with regulators, practitioners and researchers

There was a fantastic mix of industry and professional practitioners present with plans made to follow up the conversation and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b-mm7cwoYDyqZ8x9MW3UUd3B2neDl_k0/view?usp=sharing
 
Description PICO presentation at EGU 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Pico oral presentation on "An innovative drought risk management tool to support resilient irrigated food production" to delegates followed by interactive demonstration and discussion of the D-Risk webtool at European Geophysical Union conference in Vienna in 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pam Berry gave a presentation in the Environment session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Pam Berry gave a presentation on Woodlands in the Environment session, and then was part of the Q&A panel. The workshop delegates took the opportunity to develop thinking around the environment, water scarcity and drought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pam Berry was a Theme Convenor at the ECCA 2017 Conference: "The effectiveness of Ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation and mitigation in urban areas" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Pam Berry was a Theme Convenor at the 2017 European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference: "The effectiveness of Ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation and mitigation in urban areas"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Panel at the World Water Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Bettina Lange contributed (invited) to the panel of, 'Water Resource Management: Best Practices - UK Examples', at the 2015 World Water Congress, organized by Prof. Jane Cohen, University of Texas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paper at conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey Vicario presented a paper 'Developing drought resilience in irrigated agriculture in the face of increasing water scarcity' at the Adaptation Futures 2016 Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in CzechGlobe InterDrought (Building an interdisciplinary team for drought research) project's Drought Summer School 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact About 20 Czech PhD students attended my Summer School presentation on "Managing drought risks to irrigated agricultural production", developing their understanding of the issues and of the UK drought research programme and sparking questions and discussions. Also provided 1-to-1 mentoring to improve their paper writing skills

PhD students reported an improved understanding of the paper writing process. Questions demonstrated an increased understanding of UK drought hazards and impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Participation in a Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Gianbattista Bussi ( Prof. Paul Whitehead, Dr Michael Bowes Dr Daniel Read and Dr Simon Dadson) presented a paper at the 2015 EGU conference, " Dynamic modelling of five different phytoplankton groups in the River Thames (UK)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in a Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Bettina Lange and Dr Christina Cook presented, 'Mapping a Developing Governance Space: Managing Drought in the UK' at the World Water Congress, May 2015, Edinburgh, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in a Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey Vicario, University of Cranfield presented a poster on the Irrigators response to drought at the UKIA Conference, March 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in a workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey Vicario presented a paper "Water and Agriculture" at the workshop "Water as the Frontier of Agribusiness: Politico-Ecological and Socio-Economic Connections from Farms to Global Markets", March 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paul Whitehead at the World Water Week 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In late August 2018 Prof Paul Whitehead attended the World Water Week in Stockholm. This is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues. It was attended by over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week.

Paul engaged in various meetings. In particular, at a packed event in the Dutch Embassy, he discussed and raised awareness of the MaRIUS Drought Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paul Whitehead gave a presentation in the Environment session at the ENDOWS Showcase Stakeholders workshop. 
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 Paul Whitehead gave a presentation on Water Quality in the Environment session, and then was part of the Q&A panel. The workshop delegates took the opportunity to develop thinking around the environment, water scarcity and drought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Podcast - Overview of the MaRIUS project 
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 Prof. Jim Hall has made a podcast giving an overview of the challenge of drought and water scarcity. This is hosted on the MaRIUS website and Oxford University podcast library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/prof-jim-hall-introduction-marius-project
 
Description Poster at EGU 
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 Dr Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol, presented a poster at the 2015 EGU conference in Vienna, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster at EGU 
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 Dr Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol, will present a poster at the 2016 EGU conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster at ESEE 2017 by Kevin Grecksch: "Floods stay in the head, droughts are easily forgotten" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presented at the European Society for Ecological Economics 2017 Conference, Budapest, Hungary 20th - 23rd June, 2017 "Floods stay in the head, droughts are easily forgotten"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://esee2017budapest.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ESEE-2017-Proceedings-1.pdf
 
Description Poster presentations at the at the 2016 Drought Symposium 
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 Posters on show and discussed:
Azin Howells, University of Reading - "Drought prediction land surface parameterisation"
Ian Holman, University of Cranfield - "Future risk of agricultural irrigation constraints during drought"
Duncan W Reed, DWR Consult - "WR drought severity assessment + visualisation"
Jianjun Yu, University of Oxford - "Analysis of Drought-induced Tree Dieback Patterns under Uncertainty"
Homero Paltan, University of Oxford - "Atmospheric Rivers Drive Extra-Tropical Droughts"
Paul Whitehead, University of Oxford - "Impacts of Drought on Water Quality and Ecology In UK Rivers"
Katya Manamsa, Environment Agency - "Drought indicators and management"
Benoit Guillod, University of Oxford - "Synthetic drought events set in the UK for recent past and future conditions"
Mohammad Mortazavi-naeini, University of Oxford - "Integration of water quality-quantity models for water scarcity risk analysis"
Jude Musuuza, University of Bristol - "Physically-based modelling of a chalk catchment to understand process controls on low flows"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Posters at the EGU 
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 Dr Gemma Coxon, University of Bristol, presented two posters at the 2015 AGU Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk by Dr. Kevin Grecksch, 'Achieving water efficiency in the public sector through social norms', Presentation at School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, 20 February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at "Travelling Codes" workshop by Catharina Landstrom: "Border troubles: Drought codes stuck in transit" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented paper at the "Travelling Codes" workshop in March 2017 at Leuphana University, Germany. The paper was called "Border troubles: Drought codes stuck in transit'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://complexitycontrol.org/2017/02/17/workshop-traveling-codes-march-30th-31st-2017/
 
Description Presentation at 19th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference Towards a Resilient Water Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by PDRA on "Risk of economic impacts to agricultural irrigation due to drought management" at 19th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference Towards a Resilient Water Future. Opportunity to improve network with water professionals and increase awareness of activity within water utility sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at 2017 EGU conference, Gemma Coxon: An evaluation of Dynamic TOPMODEL in natural and human-impacted catchments for low flow simulation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: Coxon G, Freer F, Lane R, Musuuza J, Woods R, Wagener T, Howden N  (2017) An evaluation of Dynamic TOPMODEL in natural and human-impacted catchments for low flow simulation. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-9261-1, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-9261-1.pdf
 
Description Presentation at AAG conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Eric Sarmiento will present a paper at the 2016 AAG conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Agri-Tech East Pollinator "Innovation to Improve Water Management" event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on "Coping with droughts and abstraction reform: innovations in irrigation management and technology" at the Agri-Tech East Pollinator Event on "Innovation to Improve Water Management". Led to interest in the D-Risk tool and subsequent invitation to speak at the AgriTech East flagship event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Drought and Decision Making symposium, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Evidence of increasing resilience in the irrigated agricultural sector in the face of increasing water scarcity" by Research Fellow, subsequently podcast. Sparked valuable feedback and discussion. Valuable networking development and exposure for Research Fellow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at EGU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Benoit Guillod will present an oral presentation at the 2016 EGU conference

Guillod, B., Massey, N., Otto, F., Allen, M., Jones, R. and Hall, J. (2016) Synthetic drought event sets: thousands of meteorological drought events for risk-based management under present and future conditions. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016EGUGA..1816461G
 
Description Presentation at EGU 2017: Dolores Rey: Impacts of climate change on abstraction reliability for irrigation during droughts - Policy implications for England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation Rey D, Holman I, Rio M, and Prudhomme C (2017) Impacts of climate change on abstraction reliability for irrigation during droughts - Policy implications for England. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-16658, 2017 EGU General Assembly 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-16658.pdf
 
Description Presentation at EGU conference, Ed Byers: Water use and water availability constraints to decarbonised electricity systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on the work examining water use and water availability constraints to decarbonised electricity systems

Byers, E., Qadrdan, M., Hall, J., Amezaga, J., Chaudry, M., Kilsby, C., Martino, T. and Alderson, D. (2016) Water use and water availability constraints to decarbonised electricity systems. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/EGU2016-17576.pdf
 
Description Presentation at EGU conference, Jianjun Yu: Potential Effects of Drought on Tree Dieback in Great Britain and Implications for Forest Management in Adaptation to Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Yu J, Berry P. (2017)  Potential Effects of Drought on Tree Dieback in Great Britain and Implications for Forest Management in Adaptation to Climate Change. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-12431, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-12431.pdf
 
Description Presentation at EGU conference, Jude Musuuza JL, Wagener T, Coxon G, Freer J, Woods R, Howden N, (2017)  Investigating low flow process controls, through complex modelling, in a UK chalk catchment.  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Musuuza JL, Wagener T, Coxon G, Freer J, Woods R, Howden N, (2017)  Investigating low flow process controls, through complex modelling, in a UK chalk catchment. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-13717, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-13717.pdf
 
Description Presentation at EGU conference, Neil Massey: Large Ensembles of Regional Climate Projections. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on the work creating climate datasets


Massey, N., Allen, M. and Hall, J. (2016) Large Ensembles of Regional Climate Projections. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/EGU2016-6372.pdf
 
Description Presentation at EGU conference, Simon Dadson: Water security, risk and economic growth: lessons from a dynamical systems model. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at EGU conference, Simon Dadson: Water security, risk and economic growth: lessons from a dynamical systems model.

Dadson, S., Hall, J., Garrick, D., Sadoff, C., Grey, D. and Whittington, D. (2016) Water security, risk and economic growth: lessons from a dynamical systems model. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016EGUGA..1814973D
 
Description Presentation at ENDOWS/AboutDrought Showcase event in Birmingam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Risk of economic impacts to agricultural irrigation due to drought management" at ENDOWS/AboutDrought Showcase event in Birmingam. Generated interested discussion on costs of drought management to agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Earth System Governance 2017 by Kevin Grecksch: "Accepting Decline? - Four scenarios to overcome innovative scarcity in English & Welsh drought and water scarcity management" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Kevin Grecksch: "Accepting Decline?" - Four scenarios to overcome innovative scarcity in English & Welsh drought and water scarcity management" at the Earth System Governance 2017 conference, Lund Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earthsystemgovernance.net/lund2017/full-programme/
 
Description Presentation at HydroEco 2017 by Cedric Laize: Loss of habitat and connectivity during drought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on "Loss of habitat and connectivity during drought" by C Laize, N Nineham, M Dunbar, D Hannah, V Bell, M Acreman at the HydroEco 2017 conference "Ecohydrology on the Edge: ecology-hydrology-human interactions in a changing world". 6th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology University of Birmingham 18-23 June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/hydroeco2017/attending/Hydroeco2017-conference-programme.pdf
 
Description Presentation at IAH 2018 at Daejeon, South Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation on "Supporting efficient and resilient irrigation in the context of increasing water scarcity" at International Association of Hydrogeologists 2018 conference at Daejeon, South Korea. Generated interested discussion, but unclear impact other than general awareness raising of D&WS research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at MCAST annual water conference (Science and Creativity in Water) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on "Understanding and managing current and future drought risks to UK irrigated agriculture" at MCAST Annual Water Conference on "The science and creativity in water", Paola, Malta. Questions and discussion aimed to promote outputs from NERC Drought and Water Scarcity programme (MaRIUS, HistoricDroughts and ENDOWS) and D:Risk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at a meeting of the British Hydrological Society - Dr Dolores Rey Vicario 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Dolores Rey Vicario: "Droughts and irrigated agriculture in the UK - impacts and responses" delivered to at the BHS meeting in London, 2nd Feb.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/droughts-and-agriculture-in-the-uk-london
 
Description Presentation at an industry focused "Water Supply" Workshop, by Gemma Coxon: "Introduction to research on hydrological modelling and drought" 
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 his workshop was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners, some of who were invited to give presentations from their needs and perspectives, in order match the research outputs to actual needs.

The workshop purpose was:
• An opportunity for stakeholders to share their decision-support needs and priorities in relation to water scarcity, drought and water supply
• An opportunity for researchers to share the findings of their research with water users
• An opportunity to shape the next stage of the drought research programme and co-develop outputs with regulators, practitioners and researchers

There was a fantastic mix of industry and professional practitioners present with plans made to follow up the conversation and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b-mm7cwoYDyqZ8x9MW3UUd3B2neDl_k0/view?usp=sharing
 
Description Presentation at an industry focused "Water Supply" Workshop, by Jim Hall 
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 workshop was held specifically to engage with water industry practitioners, some of who were invited to give presentations from their needs and perspectives, in order match the research outputs to actual needs.

The workshop purpose was:
• An opportunity for stakeholders to share their decision-support needs and priorities in relation to water scarcity, drought and water supply
• An opportunity for researchers to share the findings of their research with water users
• An opportunity to shape the next stage of the drought research programme and co-develop outputs with regulators, practitioners and researchers

There was a fantastic mix of industry and professional practitioners present with plans made to follow up the conversation and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b-mm7cwoYDyqZ8x9MW3UUd3B2neDl_k0/view?usp=sharing
 
Description Presentation at conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey Vicario presented a paper "Economic instruments for water management in Southern England" at the policy session "Water scarcity and drought management: the role of economic instruments in the EU and Australia scarcity" ,2016 EAERE Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Doug Hunt 
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 Doug Hunt, Atkins, spoke of the activities involved in "Water Resource Management in the UK"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Dustin Garrick 
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 Dr Dustin Garrick, University of Oxford, gave the keynote presentation on "Transboundary Rivers and Adaptation to Climate Extremes (TRACE): Learning from Severe Droughts"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Gemma Coxon 
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 Dr Gemma Coxon, University of Bristol spoke on "Drought hydrology on a national scale"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Henny van Lanen 
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 Henny van Lanen, Wageningen University, Netherlands, spoke on "Drought indicators - their usefulness for the assessment of drought types, impacts and management"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Ian Pemberton 
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 Ian Pemberton, Ofwat, gave a view on "Moving to a national approach to water management"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Kevin Grecksch 
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 Dr Kevin Grecksch, University of Oxford, spoke on "Drought Management Practice in the UK - Opportunities to Overcome Innovative Scarcity"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Lee Godden 
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 Lee Godden, University of Melbourne, Australia, talked on the subject of "Water law and drought in Australia"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium - Mike Morecroft 
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 A member of the MaRIUS project's Stakeholder Advisory Group, Dr Mike Morecroft, Natural England, gave a summary of the "Effects of drought on UK ecosystems and the implications for nature conservation in a changing climate"

See: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium -Gianba Bussi 
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 Dr Gianba Bussi, University of Oxford gave a presentation on "The impact of droughts on the water quality of the River Thames"
See: http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the 2016 Drought Symposium- Sarah Whatmore and Catharina Landström 
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 Professor Sarah Whatmore and Dr Catharina Landström, University of Oxford co-delivered an address on "Co-producing knowledge for local drought resilience"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/our-work/symposia/
 
Description Presentation at the Drought Symposium 
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 Dr Dolores Rey Vicario, Cranfield University, gave a paper on "Evidence of increasing resilience in the irrigated agricultural sector in the face of increasing water scarcity", at the Oxford Drought Symposium, September 2015, Oxford. A podcast was made of this talk and is on the MaRIUS website and Oxford University podcast library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/impact-drought-and-water-scarcity-agriculture
 
Description Presentation at the Drought Symposium 
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 Dr Christina Cook, University of Oxford, gave an oral presentation on "UK Drought governance arrangements" at the Oxford Drought Symposium, September 2015, Oxford. A podcast was made of this talk and is on the MaRIUS website and Oxford University podcast library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/uk-drought-governance-arrangements
 
Description Presentation at the Drought Symposium 
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 Dr Catharina Landstrom and Dr Eric Sarmiento, spoke on the subject of "Seeing scales in drought and water scarcity management", at the September 2015 Oxford Drought Symposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at the Drought Symposium 
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 Prof. Paul Whitehead, University of Oxford, presented, "Impact of drought on water quality", at the Oxford Drought Symposium, September 2015, Oxford. A podcast was made of this talk and is on the MaRIUS website and Oxford University podcast library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/impact-drought-water-quality
 
Description Presentation at the Drought Symposium 
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 Dr Benoit Guillod, University of Oxford, spoke on "Western US drought attribution, and the generation of synthetic multi-year UK drought events for risk-based impact studies" at the Oxford Drought Symposium, September 2015, Oxford. A podcast was made of this talk and is on the MaRIUS website and Oxford University podcast library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/western-us-drought-and-generation-drought-datasets-risk-based-impact-studi...
 
Description Presentation at the ECCA 2017 Conference by Helen Gavin: MaRIUS - Managing the risks, impacts and uncertainties of drought and water scarcity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the ECCA 2017 Conference by Helen Gavin: MaRIUS - Managing the risks, impacts and uncertainties of drought and water scarcity. A follow up request for more information was made after the presentation, from a researcher in the audience who is normally based in new Zealand that lead to knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the ECCA 2017 Conference by Ian Holman: Adaptation pathways - can they achieve stakeholders' Visions for Europe under high end scenarios? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the 2017 European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference by Ian Holman: Can Adaptation pathways - can they achieve stakeholders' Visions for Europe under high end scenarios? (Ian Holman, Cranfield University)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the ECCA 2017 Conference by Ian Holman: Adaptation to changing future risk of agricultural irrigation constraints during drought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the 2017 European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference by Ian Holman: Can Adaptation to changing future risk of agricultural irrigation constraints during drought
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the ECCA 2017 Conference by Ian Holman: Can we be certain about future land use change in Europe? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the 2017 European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference by Ian Holman: Can we be certain about future land use change in Europe?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the ECCA 2017 Conference by Pam Berry: The implications of drought for future woodland conservation management in the UK" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the 2017 European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference by Pam Berry, "The implications of drought for future woodland conservation management in the UK"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ecca2017.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ECCA-2017-Full-Programme-V9b.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the REAP2018 conference by Ian Holman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ian Holman presented ENDOWS outcomes and developing products to over 200 delegates at an 'Emerging Agri-Tech' session at the REAP2018 conference on the 7th November (Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Cambridge).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.agritech-east.co.uk/event/reap-conference-2018/
 
Description Presentation at the World Water Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Dolores Rey and Dr Bettina Lange represented the project at the World Water Congress presentation, May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on "Adaptation to changing future risk of agricultural irrigation constraints during drought" at ECCA 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on "Adaptation to changing future risk of agricultural irrigation constraints during drought" at European Climate Change Adaptation conference in Glasgow in 2017. Generated useful discussion and contribute to increased awareness of UK D&WS research and the DRisk webtool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on "Droughts and agriculture in the UK - impacts and responses" to British Hydrological Society SE Section in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on "Droughts and agriculture in the UK - impacts and responses" to British Hydrological Society SE Section in London. Generated discussion from audience and requests for additional information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on "Future risk of agricultural irrigation constraints during drought" at MaRIUS symposium (September 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation of research outputs on the spatial risk of future abstraction restrictions generated a lot of discussion from Environment Agency staff and agricultural sector representatives (particularly regarding the counter-intuitive spatial distributions of risk) and requests for more information on the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on "Past, present and future - agriculture and drought" at Drought and Water Scarcity programme conference (June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on overview of agricultural research within MaRIUS and HistoricDroughts to other researchers and stakeholders that increased awareness, generated questions and discussions and provides foundation for pursuing future collaborative proposals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on agricultural activities within the NERC D&WS projects at ENDOWS event with Natural Resources Wales staff (Cardiff) 
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 Presentation on agricultural activities within the NERC D&WS projects at ENDOWS event with Natural Resources Wales staff (Cardiff). Engaged discussion led to useful feedback and follow-on engagement activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on the comparative dimension of the research (NI, England, Wales, Scotland): 'Comparison "verkehrt": governing water scarcity across four polities in the UK', Bettina Lange, 16/10/14, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Internal Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The presentation shared knowledge with fellow researchers, and generated discussion and questions over the findings to date.

Enhanced awareness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to Head of abstraction and upstream policy at Defra (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Head of abstraction and upstream policy at Defra and Environment Agency staff regarding DRisk (and MaRIUS) research on the impacts of the draft EA methodology for WFD-focussed agricultural licence reductions in the Cam and Ely Ouse (and nationally). Subsequent to this meeting, the methodology was dropped and Defra requested that the DRisk project consider the application of the DRisk tool to support voluntary (as opposed to mandatory) licence reductions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Natural Resources Wales by Helen Gavin, on the MaRIUS project and water resource 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 The workshop was held specifically to engage with Natural Resources Wales in order to make them aware of the research and understand their needs. There was a good mix of people from across NRW and the welsh government, keen to hear about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Natural Resources Wales by Ian Holman, on the impact of drought and water scarcity on agriculture 
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 This workshop was held specifically to engage with Natural Resources Wales in order to make them aware of the research and understand their needs. There was a good mix of people from across NRW and the Welsh government, keen to hear about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to UK Irrigation Association members 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of drought research to UK Irrigation Association members (agribusinesses, consultants, suppliers, regulators) at annual conference. Stimulated debate and questions with regard to regulatory reform and food security. Received requests from representatives of Defra and Environment Agency for further information; and agreement of additional agribusinesses to engage in our research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to agricultural stakeholders at Drought and Water Scarcity Programme sector workshop (Peterborough, 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation describing the agricultural user relevance of research outcomes and activities to inform discussion on future collaboration and research policies generated valuable sector prioritisation of future activities to inform follow-on funding application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to the ACRE project meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact David Hein delivered a presentation to the ACRE project meeting in Maynooth, Ireland, in June 2016, discussing the generation of the 20CR data and an assessment of the biases and an initial application in the CEH G2G model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Promotion of DRisk at UKIA Annual Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Stand and demonstration of DRisk at the UK Irrigation Association's Annual Conference to promote awareness and uptake of the DRisk webtool. Useful discussions and request for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SMC Media briefing - London September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact SMC media briefing in London to national and international press representatives on the 2018 drought, with Jim Hall (infrastructure and water management), Jamie Hannaford (environment and hydrology) and Ian Holman (agriculture). Led to several articles in the press, in particular "After the hottest summer on record, get set for an 'above-average autumn" in The Daily Telegraph includes agricultural impacts of summer drought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph/20180904/281711205527450
 
Description Scenario Planning workshop 
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 A Workshop was held on 15 September, 2016, with fourteen key people from the MaRIUS project and from professional practitioners in the water industry, to explore scenarios of resilient drought and water scarcity management in England and Wales in 2065. This was led by Dr Kevin Grecksch, as part of the governance oriented research in MaRIUS, exploring drought management options.

Workshop Report:
Grecksch, Kevin (2017) Resilient drought and water scarcity management in England and Wales in 2065. Scenario Workshop Documentation. Oxford: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mariusdroughtproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Grecksch_ResilientDroughtScarcityMana...
 
Description Stakeholder workshop with water resource practitioners 
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 Exploring drought research and stakeholder needs in the Public Water Supply and Utilities Sector

This very popular event attracted many people from water companies, regulators and other relevant sectors. The morning session features talks from invited practitioners to give a brief snapshot of the issues facing the water sector. Researchers from the Drought and Water Scarcity Research Programme also briefly outlined different aspects of work of relevance to the sector. The afternoon featured a workshop where practitioners and researchers worked together, exploring the research and outcome, and discussed their use and adoption.

A quote received from one of the participants, "Thank you very much for organising the drought workshop on Monday. I thought it went really well and provided the industry with an awareness of the research that has been undertaken under the various studies. Hopefully we can help in turning some of these outputs into some really useful insights for the industry."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Start-up Stakeholder Meeting 
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 Work not started yet, but the start-up workshop highlighted:
• value of developing a typology of drought management options (to differentiate e.g. between forecasting as a drought management option and a drought order)
• developing understanding of how various drought management options are 'modelled for' and what assumptions about the governance of droughts (e.g. abstraction rules) inform the modelling of droughts in work stream B.

The workshop made a big impact in raising awareness of the new project.
It gave an opportunity for people to join a specific Stakeholder Advisory Group that would forge close links with the project's researchers and vice versa.
The start-up workshop also highlighted:
• the value of developing a typology of drought management options (to differentiate e.g. between forecasting as a drought management option and a drought order)
• developing an understanding of how various drought management options are 'modelled for' and what assumptions about the governance of droughts (e.g. abstraction rules) inform the modelling of droughts in work stream B.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sugar beet growers workshop 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with sugar beet growers at Clumber Park Hotel. Present were 17 growers (who supply the Newark factory), 2 representatives from British Sugar and 1 from the British Beet Research Organisation to discuss the financial value of irrigation on sugar beet and the impacts of the 2018 drought. Insights from the discussions will feed into ongoing drought and water scarcity research and KE activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Symposium: Drought risk in the context of change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This was a well-attended international Symposium organised by the MaRIUS project. The speakers at the Symposium were all international experts. The speakers are part of the MaRIUS project's International Advisory Board, who had come over to take part in a project workshop. Each presentation, and the panel discussions sessions sparked questions and dialogue about pertinent issues and how best to address further droughts and water security in the future.

A number of delegates asked for copies of the presentation slides, and were interested in finding out more about the MaRIUS project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.water.ox.ac.uk/drought-risk-in-the-context-of-change/
 
Description Talk for Pathways to Law Masterclass, University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr. Kevin Grecksch gave a talk on 'Climate Change, Water Efficiency and Social Norms. Socio-Legal Research in Practice', for the Pathways to Law Masterclass, Oxford, 6 February 2019,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/pathways-law
 
Description Toolshed demonstration on "An innovative drought risk management tool to support resilient irrigated food production" at AdaptationFutures 2018 in Cape Town 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A "Toolshed" presentation on "An innovative drought risk management tool to support resilient irrigated food production" at AdaptationFutures 2018 in Cape Town. This consisted of a short presentation to assembled delegates, followed by an interactive presentation and discussion on the DRisk webtool with participants. Generated substantial interest from international audience on drought research and management in UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Webmeeting to demonstrate DRIsk to EA, Defra and NE staff 
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 Webconference to demonstrate the DRIsk webtool to Environment Agency, Defra and Natural England staff. Led to request for follow-on meeting to discuss future collaboration opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.d-risk.eu
 
Description Workshop and discussion on the 2018 drought at CUPGRA conference at Cambridge 
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 workshop and discussion on the 2018 drought with delegates at the 28th annual Cambridge University Potato GRowers Association (CUPGRA) conference at Cambridge. Using insights from the NERC Drought and Water Scarcity programme, four interactive workshops were run with growers and agronomists to reflect on the 2018 drought, its impacts and their coping measures and longer term responses. Responses will feed back into the D&WS WP4 activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop, organised by Kevin Grecksch and Bettina Lange, "Achieving water efficiency in the public sector through social norms", Wolfson College Oxford, 23 January 2019 
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 The purpose of the workshop was to provide critical feedback from stakeholders on a primer document, which is aimed at a non-academic audience and intended to boost water efficiency campaigns and behavioural change initiatives in public sector organisations such as universities, schools, hospitals or council buildings.
While the primer document was drafted by the workshop organisers, it was anticipated that the workshop will increase the likelihood of its impact through critical feedback and suggestions on the basis of stakeholders' 'hands-on' knowledge of water efficiency campaigns before its final publication. This means we integrated the results of the workshop discussion into the final version of the primer document. We believe that this stakeholder input will increase the legitimacy and readership of the primer and, in addition, increase the chances of adoption of water efficiency policies in the public sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019