Podcast sheds light on drought

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A new podcast aiming to keep the public informed about drought in England and Wales has launched.

The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) says its Droughtcast series will provide listeners with the latest information on drought and water resources in succinct, 15-minute summaries. Released every two weeks throughout the summer and autumn, each episode will feature guests who work at the heart of water alongside CCW’s own experts.

"Droughts are complex beasts, comprising various types and undergoing changes over time."

Mike Keil, Consumer Council for Water

Writing in a blog to announce the podcast, Mike Keil, CCW senior director of policy, research and campaigning, said, “Droughts hit many places hard last summer, with millions of people affected by hosepipe bans, and in some places the restrictions were not lifted and continue today.

“Droughts are complex beasts, comprising various types and undergoing changes over time. Keeping the public well-informed about the implications of droughts in their daily lives can be quite challenging due to their complexity.

“The aim of Droughtcast is to give people the latest information on drought across England and Wales in easily digestible and bite-sized chunks. We explain what it all means for the general public, as well as the wider environment.”

The podcast can be found via the major podcast players by searching Droughtcast or via CCW’s website. Episode one features Met Office climate scientist James Pope.