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.
- 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:
- Drought Prediction: A Focus on Streamflow - End User Listening Session, March 3, 2022
- Drought Prediction: A Focus on Groundwater - End User Listening Session, May 5, 2022
- Drought Prediction: Water Use Information - End User Listening Session, July 14, 2022
- Drought Prediction: Water Availability Prediction for Ecosystems - End User Listening Session, September 8, 2022
- National Listening Session Series Next Steps: Drought Prediction and Water Availability, October 20, 2022
For more information on this Listening Session series, please email Katharine Dahm, email@example.com.