Projecting future water availability in the UK for the second CCRA
HR Wallingford developed projections of water availability for the UK for the Second CCRA.
Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK Government must assess the climate-related risks to the UK up to the year 2100. HR Wallingford led the first national assessment of these risks for UK Government. To inform the second assessment, we led the development of new projections of water availability for the UK.
This assessment was one of four projects commissioned to inform the second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA2) Evidence Report, published in July 2016. We evaluated the contributing factors for the current levels of risk in water resource planning, and then projected these according to a selection of plausible climate, population, adaptation and environmental protection scenarios to 2100.