Caroline Spelman defends government plans for drought


Despite the arrival of wet weather in April, experts are still warning England faces a crisis in its water supply.

They believe major problems could unfold if the country experiences a "third dry winter".

Adrian McDonald, professor of environmental management at University of Leeds, gives his views on what might happen if England continues to experience drought.

He told BBC Inside Out that he was unaware of a coherent strategic national plan to deal with three dry winters in a row.

However, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman defended the government and said it did have a contingency plan.

Inside Out Special: Drought 2012 is broadcast on Wednesday at 19:30 BST on BBC One England and for seven days thereafter on the iPlayer.

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