At a glance
- DatesMay 2017-April 2019
- SponsorNatural Environment Research Council
- Funded£2m, of which Cranfield receive about £180k (FEC)
- PartnersHarper Adams University; University of West of England; University of Reading; HistoricDroughts (all partners); IMPETUS, MaRIUS and DRY projects from the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme
Working with colleagues at Harper Adams University, the University of West of England and the University of Reading, staff from the Cranfield Water Science Institute will be delivering a diverse range of stakeholder engagement activities over the coming 24 months to support the food and agriculture section in managing drought and water scarcity risks.
Outputs will include:
- Policy briefs,
- A co-developed draft water resources strategy for agriculture and food,
- Improved seasonal forecasting tools,
- Guidance for on-farm reservoir storage, sizing and operation,
- A range of stakeholder-focused decision support resources.