Announcement of Opportunity: UK Droughts & Water Scarcity

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Call closed: 20 January 2017

A proposal was invited for the second phase of funding, known as Work Package 4 (WP4) of the UK Droughts & Water Scarcity Programme funded by NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). WP4 is expected to build upon the coordinated programme of ongoing research and orientate it towards maximising impact for a diverse range of stakeholders in drought and water scarcity.

This was a closed call which the UK Droughts & Water Scarcity programme funded Principal Investigators are invited to lead the development of a single of proposal.

UK Droughts & Water Scarcity is a £12·5 million NERC-led five-year interdisciplinary programme. The programme aims to deliver evidence to inform adaptation and management decisions before, during and after drought events, and in the context of increasing concerns about water security.

WP4 aims to address the third programme goal: Develop methods to support decision making for drought and water scarcity planning and management and to assess opportunities through management (including community and public responses) to reduce their occurrence and severity.

Up to £2 million (80% full economic cost) of NERC funding has been allocated for WP4.

Full details of WP4 can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 190KB)