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Event Date
March 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The National Weather Service Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) produces water supply forecasts for the Colorado River Basin and the eastern Great Basin. CBRFC conducts these webinars through the run-off season, explaining the forecasts and current conditions.

Event Date
March 5, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location
Virtual

The National Weather Service Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) produces water supply forecasts for the Colorado River Basin and the eastern Great Basin. CBRFC conducts these webinars through the run-off season, explaining the forecasts and current conditions.

Event Date
March 4, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

Presentation of current hydrologic and climatic conditions and water supply forecasts for the Columbia and Snake River basins. Monthly water supply briefings will be held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation. The briefing slides will be available from the Northwest River Forecast Center presentations page soon after the briefing.

Event Date
March 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

About 85% of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought as we enter 2021, and many ranchers are concerned the drought will extend into the 2021 grazing season. North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a 6-part live webinar series to assist ranchers as they prepare for drought. The goal is for ND ranchers to learn about different management strategies that will aid them in developing a drought plan for their ranch and give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
March 3, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Drought can exacerbate wildfire frequency, intensity, and severity. This webinar will explore wildfire management approaches based on ecological principles, including those that embed traditional ecological knowledge. This webinar is the third in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness.

Event Date
March 2, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location
Virtual

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced the availability of funding through the Tribal Climate Resilience Program. Proposals are due Friday, April 23, 2021. ITEP will host the BIA for this webinar, which will provide information about available funding for Tribal activities that support Tribal climate adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. Please join us to learn more about this funding opportunity.

Event Date
March 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

What does drought look like in Southcentral Alaska? Join a listening session to share your story, experiences, or data and hear from others in the region. These two-hour listening sessions will start with four short presentations from people who live and work in the region with time for questions. Then small group discussions to hear from participants on what they have or are experiencing in terms of unusual dryness in the region and how they have prepared for future drought.

Event Date
February 25, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. To receive notifications about upcoming webinars, e-mail the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) at nrcc@cornell.edu. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar.

Event Date
February 25, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location
Virtual

The National Weather Service (NWS) will host the second NWS Greater Mississippi River Basin: Spring Hydrologic Outlook Webinar for External Partners on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm CST This briefing will provide updated hydrologic information for the Missouri River, Red River of the North, Souris River, Mississippi River, and the Ohio River basins.

Event Date
February 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

About 85% of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought as we enter 2021, and many ranchers are concerned the drought will extend into the 2021 grazing season. North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a 6-part live webinar series to assist ranchers as they prepare for drought. The goal is for ND ranchers to learn about different management strategies that will aid them in developing a drought plan for their ranch and give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns. 

Event Date
February 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
February 23, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
Virtual

What does drought look like in Alaska? These two-hour listening sessions will start with four, short presentations from people who live and work in the region with time for questions. Then small group discussions to hear from participants on what they have or are experiencing in terms of unusual dryness in the region and how they have prepared for future drought.

Event Date
February 22, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
February 19, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location
Virtual

Nearly 50% of the Southwestern United States is currently experiencing the most severe drought classification (D4) conditions. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor indicated that all of the Southwest was experiencing drought, and drought is expected to continue throughout the winter and into spring. This webinar will provide an update of current drought conditions and forecasts for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada, followed by a demonstration of the new Drought.gov website.

Event Date
February 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

About 85% of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought as we enter 2021, and many ranchers are concerned the drought will extend into the 2021 grazing season. North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a 6-part live webinar series to assist ranchers as they prepare for drought. The goal is for ND ranchers to learn about different management strategies that will aid them in developing a drought plan for their ranch and give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns. 

Event Date
February 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
February 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Virtual

What does drought look like in Alaska? A series of webinars will be held to explore this topic. The second webinar will cover the U.S. Drought Monitor process with David Simeral, Drought Monitor author.

Event Date
February 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location
Virtual

This webinar focuses on planning, restoration, and recovery actions that strengthen ecosystem resilience, mitigate the impacts of natural disasters, and realize co-benefits. This webinar is the second in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness.

Event Date
February 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Virtual

What does drought look like in Alaska? A series of webinars will be held to explore this topic. The first webinar will look at past climate information, focusing on unusually dry times, and will provide a statewide overview, including tools typically used to access drought/precipitation deficits with Rick Thoman, Alaska climate specialist.

Event Date
February 11, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

About 85% of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought as we enter 2021, and many ranchers are concerned the drought will extend into the 2021 grazing season. North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a 6-part live webinar series to assist ranchers as they prepare for drought. The goal is for ND Ranchers to learn about different management strategies that will aid them in developing a drought plan for their ranch and give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
February 9, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
February 9, 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location
Virtual

This webinar will provide updated information assessing climate, water, and drought of the Upper Colorado River Basin and adjacent areas of the Intermountain West. The Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University hosts these monthly Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) webinars with support from NIDIS.

Event Date
February 4, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

Presentation of current hydrologic and climatic conditions and water supply forecasts for the Columbia and Snake River basins. Monthly water supply briefings will be held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation. The briefing slides will be available from the Northwest River Forecast Center presentations page soon after the briefing.

Event Date
February 3, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location
Virtual

Introducing ecological drought as a scientific concept distinct from other definitions of drought, this webinar explores recent research on the topic, including transformational drought impacts and ecological tipping points. This webinar is the first in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. 

Event Date
January 28, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. To receive notifications about upcoming webinars, e-mail the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) at nrcc@cornell.edu. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar.

Event Date
January 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
January 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) January 2021 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday, January 25, 2021.

Event Date
January 22, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location
Virtual

Nearly 40% of the Southwestern United States is currently experiencing the most severe drought classification (D4) conditions. On January 12, the U.S. Drought Monitor indicated that all of the Southwest was experiencing drought, and drought is expected to continue throughout the winter and into spring. This webinar will provide an update of current drought conditions and forecasts for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada, followed by a demonstration of the Collaborate Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST), which provides case studies on how communities and individuals have successfully responded to past drought.

Event Date
January 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
January 12, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
January 7, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Presentation of current hydrologic and climatic conditions and water supply forecasts for the Columbia and Snake River basins. Monthly water supply briefings will be held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. 

Event Date
January 5, 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location
Virtual

This webinar will provide updated information assessing climate, water, and drought of the Upper Colorado River Basin and adjacent areas of the Intermountain West. The Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University hosts these monthly Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) webinars with support from NIDIS.

Event Date
December 17, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. This month’s special focus topic: high tide flooding report.

Event Date
December 17, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
December 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Event Date
December 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
December 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This webinar will highlight a recent project engaging specialty crop growers in the Midwest to better understand the seasonality of their decisions and drought information needs. The project has resulted in graphical decision calendars for grape, apple, cranberry, and irrigated potato production. We will discuss how decision calendars can be used to communicate and improve the usability of drought/climate monitoring and prediction science.

Event Date
December 8, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
December 1, 2020 - December 3, 2020
11:00 am - 3:45 pm
Location
Virtual

In convening this virtual flash drought workshop, NIDIS hopes to coordinate and co-develop a research pathway to address the management and response challenges associated with flash drought. 

Event Date
November 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
November 23, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) November 2020 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday November 23, 2020.

Event Date
November 19, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. This webinar’s special focus topic is ENSO and winter outlooks.

Event Date
November 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The North American Drought Monitor (NADM) Forum virtual workshop will be held November 17-19, 2020. This is the biennial workshop where NADM scientific, technical, and user issues are addressed, and it provides an opportunity for users and stakeholders to help mold the direction of the product. The Mexican National Weather Service and National Water Commission are leading the group of international partners in organizing the workshop this year. 

Event Date
November 17, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Please join Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Partners of the Colorado River Climate and Hydrology Work Group for the 2020 Colorado River Hydrology Research Symposium webinar series. The three-part series explores opportunities identified in the 2020 Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science report. Together, we’ll expand our shared understanding of the physical setting and the latest data, tools, and research underpinning Colorado River water resources management. 

Event Date
November 10, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
November 5, 2020 - November 6, 2020
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Idaho Fall Water Supply Outlook is an annual meeting held each year to recap the water supply from the previous water year and provide climate and water supply outlook information for the coming water year.

Event Date
October 29, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. This webinar’s special focus topic is drought projects.

Event Date
October 28, 2020 - October 29, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The 15th annual Oregon-Washington Water Year Meeting: 2020 Recap and 2021 Outlook will be held as two virtual morning meetings. 

Event Date
October 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Following a poor monsoon, much of the Southwest U.S. is going into winter with a rainfall deficit. This webinar will look at some of the impacts of the current drought across Arizona and New Mexico, including tribal lands, and review the seasonal outlook for the upcoming winter. The presenters will include Dave DuBois from the New Mexico State Climate Center, Mike Crimmins from the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, and Mike Halpert, Deputy Director of the Climate Prediction Center (CPC). Bios for presenters are below.

Event Date
October 27, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
October 26, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
October 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Please join Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Partners of the Colorado River Climate and Hydrology Work Group for the 2020 Colorado River Hydrology Research Symposium webinar series. The three-part series explores opportunities identified in the 2020 Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science report. Together, we’ll expand our shared understanding of the physical setting and the latest data, tools, and research underpinning Colorado River water resources management. During the series, we'll explore: 

Event Date
October 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
October 13, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
October 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Please join Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Partners of the Colorado River Climate and Hydrology Work Group for the 2020 Colorado River Hydrology Research Symposium webinar series. The three-part series explores opportunities identified in the 2020 Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science report. Together, we’ll expand our shared understanding of the physical setting and the latest data, tools, and research underpinning Colorado River water resources management.

Event Date
September 29, 2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. This webinar’s special focus topic is Earth System models.

Event Date
September 28, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) September 2020 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday September 28, 2020.

Event Date
September 24, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These monthly webinar presentations will provide information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands. The webinars will take place on the 4th Thursday of the month from June to September (June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24). Agricultural producers and land managers are encouraged to attend.

If you are unable to attend the live event, the recording will also be available on the Quivira Coalition and NIDIS websites.

Featuring: Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist

Event Date
September 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
September 17, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
September 8, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
September 2, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Long‐range water planning is complicated by factors that are rapidly changing in the 21st century, including climate, population, and water use. Climate projections indicate the latter half of the 21st century may be even drier in some parts of the United States than even the most arid centuries of the last 1,000 years that included megadroughts.

In this webinar, Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon will discuss these drought projections and related climate factors for Texas, and some barriers to the use of these projections by Texas agricultural producers, large surface water suppliers, small groundwater management districts, and regional water planning districts.

Event Date
August 27, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These monthly webinar presentations will provide information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands. The webinars will take place on the 4th Thursday of the month from June to September (June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24). Agricultural producers and land managers are encouraged to attend.

If you are unable to attend the live event, the recording will also be available on the Quivira Coalition(link is external) and NIDIS websites.

Featuring: Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist

Event Date
August 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
August 24, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
August 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
August 18, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Location
Virtual

Setting grazing plans and stocking rates can be especially challenging during a drought, such as the one currently afflicting much of the western United States. The Grassland Productivity Forecast tool, or Grass-Cast, can help provide insight into how the grass production through the summer will play out.

The Grass-Cast tool covers the Great Plains region and has recently expanded to include Arizona and New Mexico, two states dealing with moderate to extreme drought. Please join us as Brian Fuchs, Monitoring Coordinator with the National Drought Mitigation Center, and Dannele Peck, Director of the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub, talk about the current drought conditions and what the Grass-Cast forecast tells us about the rest of summer.

Event Date
August 11, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
July 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
July 27, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) July 2020 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday July 27, 2020.

Event Date
July 23, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These monthly webinar presentations will provide information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands. The webinars will take place on the 4th Thursday from June to September (June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24). Agricultural producers and land managers are encouraged to attend.

If you are unable to attend the live event, the recording will also be available on the Quivira Coalition and NIDIS websites.

Featuring: Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist

Event Date
July 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
July 14, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
July 9, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Southern Colorado is currently experiencing a drought. These conditions include parched ground, stressed vegetation and increased fire risk. Please join us as Becky Bolinger, Assistant State Climatologist, and Tim Mathewson, a fire weather expert from the Bureau of Land Management, explain the current conditions and look ahead at what to expect through the summer.

Event Date
June 25, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Drought Resources Webinar Series will include three one-hour webinars focusing on different drought-related topics, including herd management during drought, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) drought-resources, Farm Service Agency (FSA) drought-resources, and PRF insurance for drought conditions. We will explore the challenges of drought and the relevancy of these resources to agricultural producers in New Mexico.

In this webinar, Dr. Roy Roath, Professor Emeritus and Rangeland Consultant, will provide information on herd management and grazing during drought for ranchers and other interested individuals. Dr. Roath will discuss livestock, grazing and water management decisions in a drought environment, timing of changes in management, available options and resources, and drought recovery.

Each webinar will be offered twice in the same day, once midday and once in the evening.

Event Date
June 25, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

These monthly webinar presentations will provide information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands. The webinars will take place on the 4th Thursday of the next 4 months (June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24). Agricultural producers and land managers are encouraged to attend.

If you are unable to attend the live event, the recording will also be available on the Quivira Coalition and NIDIS websites.

Featuring: Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist

Event Date
June 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Drought Resources Webinar Series will include three one-hour webinars focusing on different drought-related topics, including herd management during drought, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) drought- esources, Farm Service Agency (FSA) drought-resources, and PRF insurance for drought conditions. We will explore the challenges of drought and the relevancy of these resources to agricultural producers in New Mexico.

Event Date
June 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
June 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Drought Resources Webinar Series will include three one-hour webinars focusing on different drought-related topics, including herd management during drought, Natural Resources Conservation Service drought-resources, Farm Service Agency (FSA) drought-resources, and PRF insurance for drought conditions. We will explore the challenges of drought and the relevancy of these resources to agricultural producers in New Mexico.

Event Date
June 22, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
June 18, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
June 9, 2020
10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
June 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Learn about two toolkits that support drought monitoring and drought decision-making across the lower 48 states: the Integrated Water Portal and The Climate Toolbox. The Integrated Water Portal brings together water data from several different agencies into a map-driven data exploration and visualization tool that is designed to support drought monitoring at state and basin scales. This site allows users to quickly explore regional and local water conditions with a focus on surface and near surface supplies. The Climate Toolbox is a set of mapping/graphing tools that can be used to explore climate/hydrology data in real-time with comparisons to the past and insight into the future (sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasts and future projections) at gridded locations over the lower 48. The presentation will also feature users' perspectives, including how the State of Washington's Drought Coordinator uses The Climate Toolbox for state drought monitoring.

Event Date
May 27, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

As the Colorado River Basin experiences 2020’s “sneaky drought” amid a long term pattern that looks increasingly like one of the region’s millennial “megadroughts” that last decades, water managers are working on ways to adapt. Where are we seeing success, and which communities are vulnerable as climate change continues to eat away a river on which 40 million people depend?

Event Date
May 26, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) May 2020 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Event Date
May 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
May 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
May 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location
Virtual

Southern Texas, from I-10 to the Rio Grande, has been in drought conditions since mid-2019. This webinar will provide a drought and weather outlook for the region. John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist, and Victor Murphy from the National Weather Service will provide information about current conditions, the short-range weather forecast, and the long-range climate outlook.

Event Date
May 13, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Severe and persistent 21st-century drought in southwestern North America (SWNA) motivates comparisons to medieval megadroughts and questions about the role of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change. This webinar is based on research that used hydrological modeling and new 1200-year tree-ring reconstructions of summer soil moisture to demonstrate that the 2000–2018 SWNA drought was the second driest 19-year period since 800 CE, exceeded only by a late-1500s megadrought. The megadrought-like trajectory of 2000–2018 soil moisture was driven by natural variability superimposed on drying due to anthropogenic warming. Anthropogenic trends in temperature, relative humidity, and precipitation estimated from 31 climate models account for 47% of the 2000–2018 drought severity, pushing an otherwise moderate drought onto a trajectory comparable to the worst SWNA megadroughts since 800 CE.

Event Date
May 12, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
May 7, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

Monthly water supply briefings are held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation. 

Event Date
May 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location
Virtual

Southern Texas, from I-10 to the Rio Grande, has been in drought conditions since mid-2019. This webinar will provide a drought and weather outlook for the region. John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist, and Victor Murphy from the National Weather Service will provide information about current conditions, the short-range weather forecast, and the long-range climate outlook.

Event Date
April 27, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
April 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others. 

Event Date
April 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
April 14, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location
Virtual

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply and ecosystems.

Event Date
April 2, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly water supply briefings are held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation. 

Event Date
April 2, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly water supply briefings will be held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. Please refer to the schedule below for briefing dates and times. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation. The conference call can be joined by calling the number provided below prior to start of the briefing. Enter the provided access code when prompted. To view the web-based presentations, you will need to register prior to each briefing. The briefing slides will be available from the NWRFC presentations page soon after the briefing.

Event Date
March 31, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others.

Event Date
March 23, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) March 2020 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday March 23, 2020.

Event Date
March 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
March 10, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am

These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply, and ecosystems.

Event Date
March 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly water supply briefings are held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation.

Event Date
February 26, 2020 - February 27, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location
Tucson, AZ

The Southwest Drought and Human Health Workshop was tailored around sharing regional drought-related human health impacts, and the workshop helped identify gaps and needs, collaborative opportunities, and ways to integrate the health sector into the Intermountain West DEWS. 

Event Date
February 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The webinar provides updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others.

Event Date
February 24, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
February 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
February 6, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly water supply briefings are held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation.

Event Date
January 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The webinar provides updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin.

Event Date
January 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Extreme drought events are affecting certain regions of the United States with increased frequency and severity. The outdoor recreation industry is particularly exposed to the effects of drought, especially water-based outdoor recreation businesses. This webinar will explore the effects of uncertain snowpack levels, streamflows, and warming temperatures on outdoor recreation businesses with a focus on snow- and water-based activities (skiing, fishing, rafting, etc.).

Event Date
January 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
January 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar provides an overview of key learnings from a Tribal Drought Engagement Project conducted in partnership between NIDIS and the University of Colorado Boulder Masters of the Environment program. The webinar includes key engagement strategies and priorities moving forward.

Event Date
January 9, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Monthly water supply briefings are held January through late spring on the first Thursday of each month. The briefings are composed of two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation.

Event Date
December 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
December 16, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) December 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
December 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
November 25, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) November 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar was part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). In addition to providing an overview of the current conditions and outlook for the rest of a fall into winter, this webinar also provided tools listeners can use to prepare for, monitor, and respond to the climate conditions this winter.

Event Date
November 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
November 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

NIDIS and partners in the Pacific Northwest DEWS are going through the process of updating the regional implementation plan for the period of 2020–2022. The regional implementation plan sets priorities, outcomes, and activities the PNW DEWS wants to undertake together to improve drought early warning and preparedness for the region. This virtual session is being offered for those who were not able to attend the in-person October 2019 meeting where the draft plan was put together. The session will begin with an overview of the draft and an opportunity for discussion and further input to the document.

Event Date
November 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NIDIS and partners in the Missouri River Basin DEWS are going through the process of updating the regional implementation plan for the period of 2020–2022. The regional implementation plan sets priorities, outcomes, and activities the MRB DEWS wants to undertake together to improve drought early warning and preparedness for the region. This virtual session is being offered for those who were not able to attend the in-person August 2019 meeting where the draft plan was put together. The session will begin with an overview of the draft and an opportunity for discussion and further input to the document.

Event Date
November 20, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Location
St. Paul, Minnesota

An exciting event happening in conjunction with the 2019 Midwest DEWS Regional Partner Meeting is a Drought and Public Health Workshop, which is taking place at the same venue from November 20–21, 2019. The two meetings will join forces for a joint afternoon session on Wednesday, November 20. Discussions at this workshop will be tailored around regional drought-related human health impacts, and it will also help identify gaps and needs, collaborative opportunities, and ways to integrate the health sector into the Midwest DEWS.

Event Date
November 19, 2019 - November 20, 2019
Location
St. Paul, Minnesota

The 2019 Midwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Regional Partner Meeting will bring together federal, state, tribal, local, academic, and other partners from across multiple sectors in the Midwest to share and explore information and ideas that advance drought early warning and preparedness in this 8-state region.

Event Date
November 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
Boulder, CO

NIDIS, in partnership with the University of Colorado's Master of the Environment Graduate Program, is hosting a seminar on drought risks and drought information needs of outdoor recreation businesses in the Intermountain West. The seminar will include presentations and discussion of new and novel research on drought impacts to the industry, drought information needs, and recommendations for future actions to strengthen drought resiliency of this key sector of the economy.

Event Date
November 19, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Bureau of Reclamation's FY 2020/2021 WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is now available on grants.gov.  Applications are accepted through Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 4pm MST for FY20 funding. The FOA will be updated in early 2020 with the FY21 application submission deadline.

Event Date
November 18, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location
Boise, ID

The Idaho Fall Water Supply Outlook is a one-day meeting held annually to recap previous water year conditions and provide outlook information for the coming water year. 

Event Date
November 18, 2019 - November 19, 2019
Location
Sacramento, CA

The 2019 NIDIS California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) Partner Meeting will bring together federal, state, local, tribal, academic, and private sector partners to share and discuss ongoing drought activities, learn about new and innovative drought research and resources, explore emerging issues and opportunities, and identify collaborative paths forward for the CA-NV DEWS network to continue to help the region monitor, forecast, plan for, and cope with the impacts of drought. Outcomes will contribute to an update to the CA-NV DEWS Strategic Plan.

Event Date
November 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
November 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

By October 15, after weeks of dryness accompanied by record heat, 65% of the Southeast region was in drought, with nearly 35% in severe drought. Hardest hit areas were in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Since then, most of the region has seen beneficial precipitation. Is the current drought over? What’s the outlook for this winter? This Drought Update Webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of Southeast drought conditions and outlook, hydrological impacts, and an update on agricultural impacts since the October Webinar.

Event Date
November 5, 2019
9:15 am - 3:15 pm
Location
Portland, OR

The Oregon-Washington Water Year 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook Meeting is a one-day workshop held to review the climate events and impacts of the 2019 water year, provide forecast information for the upcoming water year, and learn about new resources on drought and climate variability. 

Event Date
October 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The webinar provides updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the ACF River Basin. Input is provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), and others.

Event Date
October 28, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) October 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
October 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
October 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Drought has developed rapidly in the Southeast. Record-breaking late summer and early fall heat and persistent short-term dryness have led to a sharp increase in drought intensity and coverage across the region. This Drought Update Webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of current drought conditions in the Southeast and the outlook for the rest of the year. Impacts on the agricultural sector will be highlighted.

Event Date
October 8, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
October 8, 2019
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Portland, OR

This meeting will bring together partners in the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System network to discuss current work and priorities with the end goal of determining shared priorities and synergistic projects and activities that the network partners can support and leverage. The ultimate outcome will be an update to the strategic plan for this region to strengthen drought early warning, planning, preparedness, response, and mitigation.

Event Date
September 24, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location
Boulder, CO

Over 30 participants from a dozen different organizations gathered at the Sustainable Energy and Environment Community building on Tuesday, September 24, for the NOAA NIDIS workshop on Drought Recovery in Colorado. The day was broken up into three sessions, which included a mixture of oral presentations and facilitated discussions in breakout groups. Four sector-based breakout groups were identified: (1) Federal Government, (2) State and Local Government, (3) Public Utilities and Private Business, and (4) Education/Academia.

Event Date
September 23, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) September 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar took place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday September 23, 2019.

Event Date
September 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
September 17, 2019 - September 19, 2019
Location
Knicely Conference Center, Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

The biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum will take place on September 17–19, 2019, at Western Kentucky University’s Knicely Center. NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) & National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) are partnering with the Kentucky Climate Center (at Western Kentucky University) and the Kentucky Division of Water to host the Forum.

Event Date
September 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
August 28, 2019 - August 29, 2019
Location
Billings, MT

This meeting will bring together the stakeholders and partners of the NIDIS Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System to discuss progress on Missouri River Basin DEWS Strategic Plan and learn about the findings of the 2017 Drought Impact Assessment and the Attribution Study and key drought early warning, monitoring, and preparedness activities of regional, state, and tribal partners.

Event Date
August 26, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) August 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
August 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
August 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
August 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of the FY20 Coping with Drought competition that is part of the NOAA Climate Program Office Federal Funding Opportunity. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the slides and a FAQ will be available post-webinar.

Event Date
July 18, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
July 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
June 24, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) June 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
June 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
June 17, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Location
Atlanta, GA

Over the last century, droughts have caused more deaths internationally than any other weather- or climate-related disaster. Droughts in the United States, however, are generally not thought of as public health threats. This meeting brought together local, state, federal, tribal, non-profit, and academic participants for a discussion around the linkages between droughts and human health. The goal was to discuss ways to properly prepare our public health agencies and organizations for the health hazards associated with drought, which in turn can reduce negative outcomes and save lives.

Event Date
June 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
May 28, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) May 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar took place at 11 a.m. PT, Tuesday May 28, 2019.

Event Date
May 16, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
May 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
April 24, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Colorado River Basin experienced exceptional drought in 2018. The winter of 2018–2019 has seen average to above-average snowfall. What does this one winter of good snowfall among many years of dry conditions and exceptional drought mean? Watch this webinar to learn about the Colorado River Basin water supply conditions, water supply forecast, and projections for major reservoirs, including Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

Event Date
April 22, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) April 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
April 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tune in to NC3's April webinar and hear from Jon Gottschalck of NOAA's National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. Jon will provide an overview of the types of information included in the Climate Prediction Center's long lead climate outlooks, how these outlooks should be used and interpreted, as well as some of the science used in preparing these operational products and services.

Event Date
April 18, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
April 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Event Date
April 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar includes a summary and outlook of climate/weather conditions and the latest on the wet conditions the north-central U.S. This webinar focuses mainly on the Upper Mississippi and Missouri Basins, as well as the Souris and Red River of the North basins.

Event Date
April 3, 2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Across the water cycle, changing conditions in precipitation, snowpack, soil moisture, temperature, and evapotranspiration must be well monitored and better forecasted to provide early warning of drought. NIDIS and partners will illuminate key stages of the water cycle where new technologies, tools, and resources are burgeoning to better understand and reduce drought risk to water supply systems. 

Event Date
March 25, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) March 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar took place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday March 25, 2019.

Event Date
March 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
March 19, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Colorado and New Mexico portions of the Rio Grande Basin experienced exceptional drought over the past 18 months. The winter of 2018–2019 has seen a return of average to above-average snowfall in the upper basin. Will this snowpack translate into all-important run-off in the Rio Grande Basin? Greg Waller of the National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center will provide a look ahead into water supply projections/forecasts for the spring and summer periods.

Event Date
February 25, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) February 2019 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
February 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This NOAA and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
February 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An update on the severe drought in the Southwest, including portions of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Speakers shared the most recent information on drought conditions, impacts, and outlook.

Event Date
February 4, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location
CalEPA Headquarters, Sacramento, CA

On February 4, 2019, the California Department of Public Health, NIDIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Drought Mitigation Center co-hosted a workshop called Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners

Event Date
August 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) August 2017 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

Event Date
August 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The monthly North Central U.S. Climate Summary and Outlook Webinar took place on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 1pm CT.  The focus of these presentations is the north central portion of the U.S. that generally stretches from the Great Lakes/Ohio River Basin to the Rockies.  Topics include recent climate trends, events, variability, impacts, and outlooks for the coming weeks and months.​ 

Event Date
August 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This webinar will provide updated information assessing climate, water and drought of the Upper Colorado River Basin and adjacent areas. It will be held at 10 a.m. MDT, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. These summaries are brought to you by the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University with support from NIDIS.

Event Date
August 15, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Please join us Tuesday, August 15 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time for our Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar. The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water and drought status of the ACF River Basin.  Input will be provided by the Florida State Climatologist, USGS, Southeast River Forecast Center, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Mobile District), the Earth System Science Center - University of Alabama at Huntsville, and others.