Intermountain West DEWS Drought Outlook & Stakeholder Meeting

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20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Biosphere 2
Oracle, AZ


The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and its partners are holding a Southwest Drought & Climate Outlook as part of the newly expanded Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System (IMW DEWS). The meeting will provide an update on current drought status and a preview of developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña) for the region.

This one-day event will bring together federal, tribal, state, academic, and local partners and stakeholders for an in-depth discussion on drought in the Intermountain West, with attention to water, climate, land and emergency management. Discussions will include ways to meet the information needs of decision makers in the region

In 2016 NIDIS is expanding the original Upper Colorado River Basin DEWS (which consisted of the states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming) to include Arizona and western New Mexico. As part of this expansion, NIDIS and its partners are working with stakeholders throughout the region to identify priorities and needs of this newly expanded drought early warning system.




Registration is free, but we ask that you please register so that we can ensure that you receive all the workeshop-related materials, as well as having accurate numbers for catering. 

Registration is closed.



Agenda - 9/19/16



Biosphere 2
32540 S. Biosphere Road
Oracle, AZ 85623


Want to share a ride to or from the airport? iSee sho is arriving around the same time you are.


The facilities of the B2 Conference Center comprise a Campus Village of 28 rustic Santa Fe-style houses holding 106 double-capacity sleeping rooms. Complete with in-suite kitchens and refrigerators (you can bring your own food if you need/want to), living areas, and high-speed internet access, the 3-5 bedroom casitas are all in easy walking distance and provide the perfect place to unwind and socialize in-between or after meetings. Each Casita will have a private bedroom and bath, but shared living space. All reservations need to be made thru Melanie Russ. Please send her an email indicating your dates of arrival and departure, as well as the names of any participants with whom you'd like to share a casita. The rate is $79 + tax per night.



Using rental cars will be the easiest way to travel between the airport and Biosphere 2, and we encourage participants to share whenever possible. See driving directions between the airport and Biosphere 2.