Why England, despite its climate, is at risk of running out of water


Despite recording the rainiest 18 months on record, England is facing a drought in the coming months. This is an unusual water volatility situation, characterised by alternating periods of drought and flooding.

The problem for cities in the country is that rainwater is not stored appropriately. Consequently, the Environment Agency predicts a shortfall of nearly 5 billion liters of water per day by 2050 if measures are not taken. Although the government has established general measures to control water consumption, the risk of future water shortages persists without the implementation of smart water management practices.

Despite the United Kingdom being one of the rainiest countries in Europe, England, in particular, is at risk of droughts. Water experts attribute this to several factors.

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