U.S. Drought Portal


California Drought Outlook Forum:

What's Ahead and What We Can Do


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Purpose: This one-day event addresses and provides information on critical drought topics: current conditions; the outlook for continuing drought; impacts and responses among different sectors; assistance programs; and resources for early warning information and preparedness. 



  • Learn about the extent of drought conditions and the prospects for ongoing drought
  • Provide new information and resources for drought early warning and response
  • Develop key recommendations for improving drought readiness and resilience


Items from the Meeting:

Panel 1: Current Drought Conditions and Outlook for 2014

Panel 2: Drought Impacts, Responses, and Preparedness

  • Melissa Crandell, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Danielle Blacet, Association of California Water Agencies
  • Lisa Maddaus, American Water Works Association

​Panel 3: Drought Early Warning Information in California

  • Anne Steinemann, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / CIRES, NIDIS
  • Lee Johnson, CSU Monterey Bay / NASA Ames
  • Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water Agency

Panel 4: Drought Programs and Assistance

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Cosponsored by: The National Integrated Drought Information System and California Partners

Event Date: 
Thu, Feb 20 2014 (All day)