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Volunteering We are interested in working collaboratively with the general public and primary and secondary schools to improve our understanding of the impacts of drought on plant and tree ecology in the UK. To find out more about our research and howRead more
Stories and memories about drought can help build local, historical knowledge about drought impacts, experiences and adaptation. We are building a resource of narratives about drought and water use from across seven UK river catchments. We will use a varietyRead more
Catch up with the latest news
This features blogs from members of the project team about their research and news of our recent events.
Don’t panic Most established plants will recover and spout again when it rains and the soil gets wet. There is lots of practical advice available from the National Allotment Garden Society and The Royal Horticultural Society among others. https://www.nsalg.org.uk/growing-advice/gardening-advice/gardening-in-drought/ https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=396Read more
May saw low rainfall across much of the UK. Large parts of northern England and Scotland, as well as south-western England, East Anglia and Wales, experienced between 30 and 50% of the long term average for May. June has beenRead more
By Liz Roberts, Patty Ramirez and Lindsey McEwen Last week DRY and About Drought held a workshop for allotment holders here at UWE. Over a full day we shared resources and co-produced new materials with participants from a diverse rangeRead more
Date: 23rd May 2018, 10.00-16.00 Location: University of the West of England, Bristol (BS16 1QY) Workshop hosted by the NERC DRY (Drought Risk and You) project, National Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association (NSALG) and About Drought (knowledge exchange about drought)Read more