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.
Drought Scenarios and Discussion Questions
For additional information, contact Nicole Goehring, Nevada Division of Water (firstname.lastname@example.org).