The DROP project (Benefit of Governance in DROught AdaPtation)

This project explores the preparedness of regions in the north west of Europe to droughts and water scarcity. It involves assessing the regional institutional context for supporting the adaptation to drought and water scarcity in regions, and working closely with a range of stakeholders to make suggestions about how the governance of this process could be improved across NW European regions. This practice and policy focused project is funded by the INTERREG IV-B NEW (via EDRF). Alison Browne leads the Somerset Case study, and participates in the 5 other case study assessments. The project is on-going until Summer 2015.

For more detail on the wider DROP project please see here:

For specific reflections on the recent flooding in Somerset and how this influences drought policy please see here