With dry summer weather just around the corner, the government, regulators, and water companies are once again being called on to work together to ensure the country’s water resources are well positioned to avoid the risk of drought in the coming months.

That is the message from the National Drought Group, chaired by Environment Agency (EA) chief executive John Curtin, which held a meeting this week to discuss how improved collaboration between government, regulators, and water firms can help the UK better prepare for the “continual shocks” and “erratic weather patterns” caused by a changing climate.

While the group acknowledged that the recent spring rainfall has provided a welcome relief for most of the country, its experts warned that ongoing action will remain vital to securing water supplies in the future.

“We need to be better prepared for future climate-driven drought, as well as learn from what we have already

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