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  • by Karma Loveday

Scotland gets first water scarcity alerts for 2022

More parts of Scotland have reached the so-called alert level for water scarcity, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has warned.

Recent rainfall has not been enough for recovery in the east, and conditions have continued to get drier in Dundee, Fife, Falkirk, East Lothian, and north-east Aberdeenshire.

Alert level requires businesses which rely on water from the environment to start taking action to ensure they are being efficient, including checks of their equipment and abstracting at night to minimise evaporation.

Multiple industries in Scotland rely on a consistent water resource for their operations including farming, whisky production, golf, and hydropower energy.

There continues to be a split for water scarcity in Scotland, with most of the west experiencing normal conditions while the east is at an "Early Warning" stage.


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