2nd National Flash Drought Workshop Call for Presentations & Posters

2nd National Flash Drought Workshop | May 2-4, 2023 | Boulder, Colorado

Deadline for Submissions: MARCH 22, 2023

Notification of acceptance will be provided by APRIL 2, 2023


Would you like the opportunity to showcase your work or experience around flash drought through either an oral presentation or poster? If so, please consider submitting an abstract for this upcoming workshop. (Virtual presentations are an option; posters are in-person only.)

We are looking for oral presentations or posters in the following topics:

  • Flash Drought Case Studies: comprehensive case studies that showcase the following:
    • Flash drought impacts (e.g., agriculture, water, ecosystems, etc.)
    • Response and management actions
    • Coordination among groups/entities for monitoring/response/management
    • Effective communication examples
    • Incorporation of tools for decision-making
    • Successes, challenges, and/or lessons learned
    • Please note: at least TWO of the above bullet points must be included in the case study; national or international examples are welcome.
  • Flash Drought Monitoring: approaches to monitoring, research to improve monitoring, data or indices useful for monitoring, etc.
  • Flash Drought Prediction: research to enhance prediction (e.g., sources of predictability, model advancements), prediction across all time scales (seasonal to sub-seasonal; decadal), etc.
  • Emerging Scientific Advancements in Flash Drought: new/novel research findings for monitoring, prediction, etc.
  • Innovative Planning for Flash Drought: examples of incorporating flash drought into local/regional/state/sector planning, processes for flash drought planning, innovative actions/responses for flash drought, identifying appropriate indicators/triggers for flash drought response, comparisons to other drought planning, etc.


Please submit your presentation or poster 

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • Oral presentation or poster preference
  • Presentation/poster topic
  • One-paragraph abstract about your proposed presentation or poster

Please note: We have a limited number of oral presentation slots available (length of time still TBD, but likely will be 10-20 minutes). For those not offered an oral presentation, you will have the opportunity to provide a poster instead. Posters will be showcased during the first day of the workshop and workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit posters during an informal networking session and Tools Cafe. If we receive an overwhelming response to this call, there is a chance not everyone will have the chance to provide a presentation or poster.

Workshop Contacts

For any questions, please Marina Skumanich