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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Bennett G (2016) Historic drought puts the brakes on earthflows in Northern California in Geophysical Research Letters
Cook C (2016) Drought planning as a proxy for water security in England in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Crossman J (2014) Macronutrient cycles: themed issue. in Environmental science. Processes & impacts
Freire-González J (2017) The Economic Impacts of Droughts: A Framework for Analysis in Ecological Economics
 
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...
 
Description The project is ongoing, however so far 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

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 being undertaken.

The Project has created datasets and models which will be available.

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
 
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
First Year Of Impact 2014
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 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 Drought & Water Scarcity Governance - award to Christina Cook
Amount £7,482 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department The John Fell Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
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 (NERC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description Managing drought and water scarcity - strategies an options for the Uk's large industrial water consumers. Award to Kevin Grecksch
Amount £6,417 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department The John Fell Fund
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description Oxford University NERC IAA
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Travel Award
Amount £300 (GBP)
Organisation Bielefeld University 
Sector Academic/University
Country Germany, Federal Republic of
Start 11/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description Workshop Support to Dr Lange
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Oxford University Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
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 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 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, 'Dynamic TOPMODEL' 
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 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This national analysis of catchment flow to future drought event sets will generate probabilistic future flow predictions for multi-scale drought risk analysis. 
 
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 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 if the Global Water Partnership/IDMP Expert Group. 
Organisation Global Water Partnership
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
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, People's Republic of 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The human Geography team of the MaRIUS project, Catharina Landstrom, Sarah Whatmore and Eric Sarmiento, tether 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.
Collaborator Contribution Thames 21 have been involved in a community modelling initiative, giving their tem and expertise to this project.
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with local River Trust organisations 
Organisation Action for the River Kennet (ARK)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 Rivers Trust 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 Government of the UK
Department Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 Government of the UK
Department Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 NFU
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 (The Water Services Regulation Authority)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 Science & Technology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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, Kingdom of the 
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, Federal Republic of 
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 of America 
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, Commonwealth of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2015 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were: 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 (CSIRO)
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2015 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were: 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 of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2015 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were: 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 of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2015 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were: 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, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project team participated in a 2 day workshop with some of its International Advisory Board in September 2015 to ensure the academic work is as rigorous and as excellent as can be. The International Advisory Board members present were: 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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of America 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 Government of the UK
Department Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 NFU
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 (The Water Services Regulation Authority)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 Innogy Ltd
Department RWE nPower
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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 of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
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
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, will present a poster at the 2016 EGU conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 will present 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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/