Met Office analysis suggests that the UK could experience a 1976-style drought every 10 years, and the Environment Agency said that with the population of London and the South East set to grow by 23% by 2035, action should be taken now.
Modelling suggests some river flows could be cut by up to 80% during the summer in the next 40 years as the climate changes, putting more pressure on businesses that rely on taking water from rivers for irrigation.
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Continuing unsettled today with the best dry and bright weather across northern Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The girl, whose drinks stand outside her home was shut down, and her father fined £150, have received offers to set up stalls elsewhere.
The Labour leader said he would join the BBC's leading female stars in signing an open letter to the Director General to close the pay gap.