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California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System First Annual Coordination Workshop - June 21-22

Event Date & Time

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, June 22, 2017 (All day)
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

attendees sit around a table during a small-group discussion​NIDIS, the California Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP), and the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) partnered to coordinate the California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System First Annual Coordination Workshop. This workshop provided a forum to discuss and build upon past drought efforts in the region and increase coordination, collaboration and information sharing across the region as a whole.

This two-day event brought together federal, tribal, state, academic, and local partners and stakeholders for an in-depth discussion on drought in California and Nevada, with attention to water, climate, land and emergency management. Specifically, the discussion centered on current and planned DEWS and network activities while exploring new networks and drought resilience activities.

Agenda


Presentations

Goals & Objectives – Amanda Sheffield (NOAA/NIDIS/SIO)

Update on Recent Drought & Recovery in the Region

Drought & Climate Outlook – Chris Smallcomb (NOAA NWS)

Building Drought Resilience in California & Nevada:

Drought Driving Action: New Activities to Improve Drought Resilience

  • Erik Ekdahl (California State Water Resource Control Board)
  • Adam Sullivan (Nevada State Engineer’s Office - Chief of the Hydrology Section)

Lightning Session: Drought Decision Support Innovations

Where does the CA-NV DEWS Roadmap lead us? – Amanda Sheffield (NOAA/NIDIS/SIO)

Advancements in Drought Monitoring & Hydrologic Modeling

Evolving Innovations to Enhance the U.S. Drought Monitor & Climate Prediction Center Drought Forecasts (part 1)
Evolving Innovations to Enhance the U.S. Drought Monitor & Climate Prediction Center Drought Forecasts (part 2)  Rich Tinker (CPC)

Developing Forecast & Decision Support Tools for Resource Managers

Panel: How can we improve communication coordination before, during, and after drought?

Expanding the Capacity of the Irrigation Management Information System  (IMIS)


For more information contact Amanda Sheffield, CNAP/SIO (amsheffield@ucsd.edu) or Justin Huntington, WRCC/DRI (justin.huntington@dri.edu).

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Regions

Western Climate Region

States

California
Nevada

DEWS Regions

California Nevada Drought Early Warning System
California Drought Early Warning System
Nevada Drought Early Warning System