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Drought in Nevada Workshop Series: Drought Resources, Funding, and Projects

Feb 16
February 16, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun setting over desert shrubs in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Nevada’s variable climate makes drought preparedness not only important but challenging. To effectively address some of the challenges faced in the drought planning process, the Nevada Division of Water Resources is collaborating with the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the Nevada State Climate Office, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) program to facilitate three virtual workshops aimed at improving drought planning, mitigation, and communication in Nevada. The workshops will encourage collaboration between stakeholder agencies at the federal, state, and community level to leverage resources and improve planning, mitigation, and outreach. Strengthening interagency collaboration will improve coordination of actions as well as minimize duplicate efforts, ultimately enhancing efficiencies and resources that benefit a diversity of water users across the state. By identifying needs for drought preparedness, stakeholder agencies can work together in determining the next steps needed to continue moving Nevada towards drought resiliency.  

The three virtual workshops are: 

The third workshop in the series featured speakers from state and federal agencies sharing information about their programs and resources, including a variety of funding opportunities, aimed at improving drought resiliency.

This webinar series is open to state, local, tribal, and federal stakeholders involved in drought planning, mitigation, and communication.

For additional information, please contact Nicole Goehring, Nevada Division of Water Resources at

Meeting Agenda

  • 8:45 a.m.: Login
  • 9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks/Introductions of Speakers - Bunny Bishop, Nevada Division of Water Resources
  • 9:10 a.m.: Ray Dotson, Nevada U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist
  • 9:25 a.m.: Marilyn Jones, Nevada Farm Service Agency (FSA)
  • 9:40 a.m.: Kevin Clancy, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • 9:55 a.m.: Question & Answer
  • 10:10 a.m.: Break
  • 10:25 a.m.: Introductions of Speakers
  • 10:30 a.m.: John Powderly, Grants and Planning Outreach Specialist, FEMA Region 9
  • 10:45 a.m.: Janell Woodward, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Nevada Division of Emergency Management 
  • 11:00 a.m.: Jason Cooper, Nevada Division of Environmental Protections, Office of Financial Assistance
  • 11:15 a.m.: Final Questions & Closing Remarks