Drought is normal: the socio-technical evolution of drought and water demand in England and Wales, 1893-2006

@article{Taylor2009DroughtIN,
  title={Drought is normal: the socio-technical evolution of drought and water demand in England and Wales, 1893-2006},
  author={Vanessa Taylor and H. Chappells and W. Medd and F. Trentmann},
  journal={Journal of Historical Geography},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={568-591}
}
Water stress is becoming a permanent feature of life in Britain and other developed societies, and attempts to change ‘consumer behaviour’ are at the forefront of strategies for sustainability. This paper combines historical, geographical and sociological perspectives on the evolution of drought and water demand in modern England and Wales. Droughts have natural properties but their course, size and distribution is also the result of an interplay between governance, social norms and everyday… Expand
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