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14 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 June 2012

Caz Graham hears that despite the recent rain, the UK is in danger of water shortages in the future. The Institute of Civil Engineers is recommending meters which charge households more for using extra water and for households to collect more of their own rainwater. The Environment Agency tells Caz that they were right to warn of heavy droughts this year, even though rivers, reservoirs and groundwater supplies have now recovered.

Heritage Lottery Fund are investing millions of pounds in training up new people to do rural skills which will aid the economy. Moira Hickey collects antlers in the Highlands of Scotland, which are used in rural crafts to make useful objects like shoehorns and buttons.

The presenter is Caz Graham and the producer is Emma Weatherill.



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