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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.
In April (2019) rainfall for much of the UK was only 73% of the long term average. In the preceding twelve months (May 2018 to April 2019) most areas of the country received below average rainfall, and many lakes, streamsRead more
The last month has been a busy and sad time for those of us involved in the grassland experiments. After just over three years we have dismantled all our equipment and cleared the sites. As you can imagine it wasRead more
Hello my name is Ubah Yusuf. For 4 weeks, in August, I worked on the DRY (Drought Risk and You) project, which is looking at how drought can affect different types of species in grassland. My project was focussed onRead more
During the last 3 years the DRY Project has invited ‘citizen science’ volunteers to come and help project staff collect information about the growth of plants at our field site near UWE. ‘Citizen science’ (the involvement of non-scientists in collectingRead more