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water for tomorrow joins ukia summer conference

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Is water for food still the ‘missing link’ in water resources planning ? We will be joining specialists from the food, farming and water management sectors to try and answer this question on Wednesday 6th July.

Harri Condie is the Environment Agency’s Water Resources Specialist on the Water for Tomorrow project, funded via the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme. Harri has a keen interest in raising awareness of the scale and impact of water resources issues in East Anglia and encouraging action to build resilience to current and future water deficits. Harri has worked on water resources since joining the EA in 2016 and was Project Manager of the East Suffolk Priority Catchment during 2019-2021, Through Water for Tomorrow, Harri is continuing to work with stakeholders to raise awareness and support action in the face of the growing water crisis.

Project partners The Rivers Trust and Water Resources East will also be on hand at The Water for Tomorrow stand to demonstrate and discuss some of decision support tools and models being developed by the project.

The risks to our food security are proliferating.  Among the many challenges currently facing farmers and growers, securing water for food production is ever present. It is often described as the ‘missing link’ in planning water resources. The impacts of climate change have yet to be quantified, and by mid-century UK public water supply alone will demand an extra 3.5 million m3 /day.

Water for Tomorrow is working with stakeholders in 3 pilot catchments in the East of England to encourage cross sector understanding of the issue of the water crisis and develop approaches that will enable more responsive short-term management of drought events, and better long-term planning, as well as investment in water management at a local scale.

See the full programme & details for registration: