Updated projections for water availability for the UK (August, 2015) is a report supporting the Committee on Climate Change’s second Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA2).
The supporting research presents the results of one of the four projects commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change to inform CCRA2 using existing data and information.
The support research assessment evaluates the contributing factors for the current levels of risk in water resource planning and then projects these according to a selection of various climate, population, adaptation and environmental protection approaches to 2100.
The results of the assessment are provided at two scales:
- for public water supplies alone and,
- for ‘all sectors’ (i.e. public water supplies plus agriculture, energy generation, industry and commerce and the natural environment), for the whole of the UK.
The supporting research was written by HR Wallingford.