Policy paper

Drought management for England

How the Environment Agency works with government, water companies and others to manage water resources during a drought in England.


Drought response: our framework for England

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This drought framework sets out:

  • how drought affects different parts of England in different ways
  • which organisations are involved in managing drought and how they work together
  • how the Environment Agency and others make decisions and decide on actions to take
  • how the Environment Agency monitors and measures the impacts of drought
  • how the Environment Agency reports on drought and communicates with others

See also:

Water resources planning: managing supply and demand

Drought: managing water supply

Area drought plans

The Environment Agency area drought plans are available on request from their National Customer Contact Centre:

Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Telephone: 03708 506 506 (see call charges)

Published 2 July 2015
Last updated 2 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the recently published 'Drought: managing water supply' page.

  2. First published.