ECI director Jim Hall thanking all CPDN volunteers

Thanks to the volunteers who are running weather@home on their personal computer, a large number of present and future drought events in the UK are being created within the project “MaRIUS” (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity). These are used to drive a range hydrological and impact models in order to assess present drought risk in the UK, and how it will change in the future. The impacts considered range from sectors as diverse as water and terrestrial ecosystems, river regimes, energy, agriculture, water distribution systems, social sciences, and ultimately society, thereby informing the planning and management by water companies and policy makers. The director of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and Principal Investigator of the MaRIUS project, Prof. Jim Hall, as well as the whole MaRIUS research team, would like to thanks all the volunteers who have donated their precious computing time to allow us to do this exciting piece of work.

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