Research and analysis

Understanding the performance of water supply systems during mild to extreme droughts

Assessment of the performance of different types of public water supply systems in a range of drought scenarios.

Documents

Understanding the performance of water supply systems during mild to extreme droughts: summary

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Understanding the performance of water supply systems during mild to extreme droughts: report

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Details

This project assessed the performance of different types of public water supply systems in England and Wales in a range of droughts, including those that are more severe than the worst droughts in the historical record.

This information was used to identify the relative sensitivity of different supply systems under stress. The results of these ‘stress tests’ will help to improve our understanding of water supply system sensitivity to drought.

Published 8 January 2016