NIDIS to host California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System Partner Meeting

Event date: 11/18/2019 9:00 AM - 11/19/2019 4:00 PM Export event

NIDIS to host California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System Partner Meeting

CPO's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and regional partners will host a California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) Partner Meeting on November 18-19, 2019, in Sacramento, CA. This meeting will bring together federal, state, local, tribal, academic, private sector, and non-governmental partners. Attendees will 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 be integrated into the 2020-2022 CA-NV DEWS Regional Implementation Plan and will build upon the priorities identified at the 2017 CA-NV DEWS Partner Meeting. Hosted by NIDIS, the meeting planning partners include the California and Nevada state climatologists, the Western Regional Climate Center, CNAP NOAA RISA team, NWS Western Region, the California USDA Climate Hub, and more.




Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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