(2013) Quantifying Drought Impacts Workshop

Workshop on Measuring, Quantifying, and Reporting Drought Impacts – Presentations

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Measuring, Quantifying, and Reporting Drought Impacts

Sponsored by: Western States Water Council and California Department of Water Resources in cooperation with the Western Governors’ Association

August 5 – 7, 2013

Doubletree San Diego Downtown

1646 Front Street, San Diego, CA

Monday, August 5

11:00 am         Registration

1:00 pm          Welcome and Opening Remarks, Workshop Purpose and Desired Outcomes

Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council (WSWC)
Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources (CDWR)

1:30 pm          Federal Agency Panel – (federal program data sources)

Links to Department of Agriculture Data Resources

Mary Bohman
, Administrator, USDA’s Economic Research Service  (via phone)
Vic Tolomeo, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service
Jeff Yasui, Regional Director, USDA’s Risk Management Agency
Jeffrey Prestemon, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Economics and Policy Research
Bob Boyd, Branch Chief, Assessment and Monitoring, Bureau of Land Management
Rolf Olsen, Water Resources Systems Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dionne Thompson, Chief, Office of Congressional Affairs, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

3:30 pm          Break

3:45 pm          State and Local Agency Panel – (state/local agency data needs, data sources)

J.D. Strong, Executive Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Board  (via phone)
Dr. Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
Tracy Streeter, Director, Kansas Water Office
Greg Fisher, Water Demand Manager, Denver Water
Anne Steinemann, California-Nevada Applications Program, Scripps Institute
David Bolland, Senior Regulatory Advocate, Association of California Water Agencies

5:15 pm             Adjourn

6:00 pm             Reception – Cash Bar

Tuesday, August 6

8:00 am             Potential Role for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Veva Deheza, NIDIS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

8:30 am             Breakout Session – Discussion of Data Needs and Sources

10:15 am           Break

10:30 am           Remote Sensing and Wildfire

Nghiem -Kafatos, Son Nghiem, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory & Menas Kafatos, Chapman University

10:50 am           Report Back From Breakout Session and Discussion

11:20 am           Emerging Approaches to Measuring Drought Impacts

NIDIS CA Crop Fallowing Project — Forrest Melton, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames
Evaporative Demand:  Drought Impacts and Assessment – Mike Hobbins, NOAA

12:15 pm        Lunch (on your own)

1:45 pm          Breakout Session – Discussion of Impact Quantification

3:45 pm          Break

4:00 pm          Report Back From Breakout Session and Discussion

5:00 pm          Adjourn

Wednesday, August 7

8:00 am          Lessons Learned From NDMC’s Drought Impact Reporter

Kelly Smith, Drought Resources Specialist, National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

8:30 am             Breakout Session – Building Institutional Framework for Quantification and Reporting

10:15 am           Break

10:30 am           Report Back From Breakout Session and Discussion

11:30 am           Action Items and Closing Remarks

12:00 noon        Adjourn


Aug 05 - 07 2013


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown
1646 Front Street, San Diego, California, USA

The event is finished.