Water: Dealing with Flood, Drought & Pollution

Agroforestry Tent (PF B12)

Extreme weather events are moving from the exception to the norm, while increasing in frequency and severity. Flood damage alone already costs the UK £1.3 billion a year – a number likely to rise as the Met Office predicts flash floods could be five times more likely by the end of the century. Meanwhile scorching summer temperatures are leaving reservoirs depleted and farmers warning of the impacts as crop yields struggle. Hear from the farmers impacted by extremes and how this is impacting their production, what water-centric solutions and innovative practices could help going forward. With growing evidence and more examples of innovative practices, this is an opportunity to discuss a countrywide problem, from source to sea.