Droughts are one of the headline strategic risks to the UK. In 2012 the UK experienced the driest spring in over a century, after two dry winters. The podcasts take the form of voice narrated slides. The project is designed to capture the complexity of the water scarcity by using expertise across the social and natural sciences and with the key stakeholder involvement.
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Course Credit: University of Oxford
|Prof Jim Hall: An Introduction to the MaRIUS project||00:18:00|
|UK Drought governance arrangements||00:15:00|
|Designing social learning systems for improving drought monitoring and early warning||00:14:00|
|Impact of drought and water scarcity on agriculture||00:18:00|
|Western US drought, and the generation of drought datasets for risk-based impact studies||00:23:00|
|Sociocultural perceptions and knowledge controversies||00:12:00|
|Impact of drought on water quality||00:22:00|
|The impact of drought and water scarcity on ecosystems and their ecology||00:11:00|
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