The DRY (Drought Risk and You) project would like your help to build up our photo map of drought effects in the UK. Please send us your photographs of how you have been affected by dry conditions. Click above for more details...
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.
Transmission ll is a collaboration between Hay on Wye Literary Festival and NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) that aims to communicate cutting-edge science to a wide audience by pairing award winning authors with leading environmental scientists. The Drought Risk andRead more
Book bringing drought research to children wins national award – DRY: Diary of a Water Superhero A drought storybook for children has won a national award for its beautifully illustrated message about water scarcity in the UK. In announcing theRead more
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