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National Listening Session Series Kick-off: Drought Prediction and Water Availability

Feb 9
February 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Mead with low water levels

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) are pleased to announce a series of listening sessions to seek input on priorities and needs related to predicting water availability changes under drought conditions at national and regional scales. This input will be used to guide USGS Drought Program planning and orientation, as well as to inform other national drought programs.

Each session will include a short introduction to relevant prediction products for that topic, followed by guided discussions with participants on research priorities for product development or improvement at the national and/or regional scale. 

This webinar, held on February 9, 2022, introduced the upcoming end user listening sessions and provided a short overview of the USGS Drought Program work to characterize hydrological (e.g., streamflow and groundwater) drought variability, drivers, and trends over the past century.

Featured Presentations:

  • Introduction to End User Listening Session Series: Joel Lisonbee | NOAA/NIDIS, CIRES
  • U.S. Geological Survey Drought Program: Brian Clark | USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program
  • U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Drought Prediction Projects: John Hammond | USGS Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center

Upcoming Listening Sessions:

For more information on this Listening Session series, please email Katharine Dahm,