The most logical way for us to conserve water, land and other resources - and reduce animal suffering - is to kick our meat habit. We can save more water by not eating meat for just a few days than we can by not showering for an entire year. By going vegan, we'll be able to clean our cars and clear our consciences.
The truth is, the droughts have been building up over the last two winters as the UK has experienced significantly lower rainfall than normal, combined with a rising population, and rising demand for food, all of which increases the stress on our water system. The drought might even extend to the north and west as it strengthens its grip on Britain.