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Intermountain West July Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

Jul 23
July 23, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Colorado River running through the Grand Canyon, representing the Intermountain West region.

These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health.


  • Introduction: Gretel Follingstad, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, NOAA/NIDIS Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System
  • Intermountain West Drought Conditions & Outlook: Erinanne Saffell, Arizona State Climatologist, Director of the Arizona State Climate Office at Arizona State University, and Senior Global Futures Scientist 
  • Special Topic: Understanding Forest Health & Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate – Research & Tools for Restoration and Adaptation:
    • Matthew Hurteau, Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico
    • Lauren Kramer, Biological Science Technician with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Jornada Experimental Range

A summary and recording of this webinar will be available at after the event. Email subscribers will receive an email when the summary and recording are available.  For more information, please contact Gretel Follingstad.