Policy paper

Co-ordination of drought plans in the Environment Agency

This publication was withdrawn on 16 July 2015

This document has been replaced by drought management for England.

How the Environment Agency co-ordinates its management of drought plans.



This drought plan details the Environment Agency’s responsibilities during drought and:

  • the decisions and actions they take
  • how they monitor and measure the impacts of drought
  • how they deal with drought permits and drought orders
  • how we report on drought