Midwest Climate Outlook and Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Planning Workshop Upper Mississippi River Basin - Bloomington, MN

Predicting and Preparing for Drought and High Precipitation Events

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Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2015

5:00 pm MST

Bloomington, MN, USA
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Purpose of the Midwest DEWs Planning Process:

  • Provide a forum for a diverse group of federal, state, tribal and local stakeholders that represent the water and land-resource-management communities, to discuss the issues regarding the appropriate, relevant, useful and readily available drought, climate, weather and water-related information. 
  • Develop an understanding of the existing observation and monitoring networks, data, tools and other resources available for a climate extreme early drought warning system.
  •  Identify the sector specific and geographic needs for future tools and informational resources.


Desired Outcomes of the Midwest DEWS Planning Process:

The following desired outcomes will be used to inform a Work Plan for the Midwest DEWS. 

  • Increased knowledge and awareness of available data, monitoring activities and decision-support tools for climate extreme events (flood and drought).
  • Identification of sector specific and geographic informational needs.
  • Identification of communication resources that would be most effective for conveying climate extreme event information among sectors and geographic areas.
  • Recommendations for future actions, collaborative research, and decision support to improve warning of extreme climate events in the Midwest.


Registration is closed.