ENDOWS – Engaging diverse stakeholders and publics with outputs from the UK Drought and Water Scarcity programme.

Dry saltmarsh pan with cracking after drought Bridgewater Bay NNR Severn Estuary Somerset, England, August 2009

2018 – 2019

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Value: £6926

University of West England 
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) 
University of Oxford 
Cranfield University 
University of Reading 
University of Bristol 
British Geological Survey (BGS) 
Sheffield University 
Harper Adams University 
University of Exeter 
Lancaster University 
University of Warwick 

The ENDOWS project will capitalise on the outcomes from four existing projects within NERC’s UK Drought and Water Scarcity programme (Historic Droughts, DRY, MaRIUS and IMPETUSto maximise impact. ENDOWS will exploit the synergies between these projects, promote active interaction among disciplines, and develop close collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders (policy makers, water companies, NGOs and community leaders). The project therefore opens up the possibility of genuinely enhancing and innovating the UK planning and management of future drought events.