From Fisheries Manager to Family Farmer: Improved Products for Communicating Water Supply and Drought Risk for Daily Decision Making within the Klamath Basin, California, and Oregon
This project used the stakeholder community (i.e., fisheries, farming, etc.) within the Klamath Basin as a “test-bed” for the conceptual development of a suite of improved and enhanced water supply and drought communication products, which are effective at communicating decision risk and are tailored to specific resource decisions among the stakeholders.
One of the primary benefits of the research is an improved understanding of the societal and social aspects of using climate, water resources, and water supply forecast data for decision making.
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- Modified the Klamath Basin Decision Support System for use as a project communication tool
- Conducted and organized the Klamath Basin Water Supply and Drought Summit, stakeholder focus group meetings, a final summit meeting, and local community outreach meetings
- Developed stakeholder-specific products for communicating water supply/drought risk
- Produced a user needs report for this region: The Role of Climate and Water Resources Data in Societal Decisions within the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California: A User Requirements Framework for the Western United States, April 2014.