Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Site Section
News & Events

Nevada Drought Planning Workshop: Thinking Ahead for Dry Times

Sep 27
September 27, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
Low water levels at Lake Mead, representing the impacts of drought.

Nevada’s variable climate makes drought preparedness not only important but challenging. The California-Nevada Adaptation Program (CNAP) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) program, the Nevada Division of Water Resources, and the Nevada State Climate Office co-hosted a workshop to address drought planning challenges. This workshop built on the momentum from the 3-part Drought in Nevada Workshop Series and encouraged collaboration between stakeholder agencies at the federal, state, and community level. The workshop was centered around drought tabletop exercises.

Workshop outcomes include: 

  • Discover gaps in planning and preparedness for the current and future drought including tipping points and interdependencies.
  • Raise awareness of plausible scenarios.
  • Network across silos and strengthen partnerships.
  • Encourage deeper dives into potential follow-up actions.

By identifying needs for drought preparedness, stakeholder agencies can work together in determining the next steps needed to continue moving Nevada and its communities towards drought resiliency. This in-person workshop was open to state, local, tribal, and federal stakeholders involved in drought planning, mitigation, and communication related to Nevada. 

Workshop Summary

Workshop Agenda

Drought Scenarios and Discussion Questions

For additional information, contact Nicole Goehring, Nevada Division of Water (