More frequent summer droughts are likely as the climate changes. The UK Climate Impacts Programme predicts that summer rainfall in this area could be at least 20-25% lower by the 2080s (50% probability). For more information on projected climate impacts, see the Climate Change pages.
Water stress is likely to be an increase issue for residents and businesses, particularly with new developments and increased visitors. This will have implications for biodiversity, gardens and green spaces, as well as water consumption.
What can you do about water shortages?
- Follow our water saving tips.
- The Environment Agency has also provided some advice on saving water in both your home and garden.
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- With less water, how might our habits and gardens change?
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