Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System (IMW DEWS) Information Providers Meeting

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14 June 2017
14 June 2017
University of Colorado at Boulder
CIRES Fellows' Room, Ekeley S274
Boulder, CO

Meeting Goals

On behalf of NIDIS and the Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System (IMW DEWS), WWA is  convening a meeting of drought information providers in the five-state IMW DEWS region, with the aim of sharing practices and optimizing coordination as needed to increase the dissemination and utility of drought information across the five-state IMW DEWS region. The primary goals of this meeting are to:

  • Ensure that we are all aware of what information is currently being provided across the region, through what tools and resources that information is available, and which stakeholders and user groups are being served;

  • Review input from the IMW DEWS meetings in Oracle, AZ and Denver, CO last fall, and findings from recent studies of drought-information use;

  • Determine the optimal level of coordination needed to improve dissemination and use of drought information ;

  • Decide on next steps to enhance the drought-information efforts in the IMW DEWS, including coordinated messaging and branding, and leveraging of expertise, time, funding and other resources.



 Final - 6/12/17



Registration is closed.


Meeting Location

University of Colorado at Boulder

CIRES Fellows' Room, Ekeley S274

Boulder, CO


**Directions to the meeting location from the Euclid Autopark can be found here.**


We do not have a block of rooms for this meeting. Here is a short list of nearby hotels listed in order of price (least expensive to most expensive). There are several hotels in the Boulder area; these are just a few of the ones with which we have done business.

La Quinta Inn & Suites – Denver Boulder - Louisville
902 West Dillon Rd.
Louisville, CO 80027
Best Western Plus Louisville Inn & Suites
960 W Dillon Road
Louisville, CO 80027
Courtyard Boulder Louisville
948 West Dillon Road
Louisville, CO 80027
Courtyard Boulder
4710 Pearl East Circle 
Boulder, CO 80301
Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
770 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80303
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Boulder
4950 Baseline Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303
Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street
2280 Junction Pl
Boulder, CO 80301


Federal Meals

Lunch will be provided on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

NOTE:  Federal attendees and those on federal travel orders - Please note that NOAA regulations prohibit UCAR from providing meals to federal employees. Therefore, it is requested that federal employees contribute $15 for lunch;  this amount is the lunch portion of the FY2017 GSA CONUS M&IE for Boulder, CO. 


UCAR–supported Attendees: $15 will be deducted from your travel expense reimburesment for the lunch.

To make your payment:

  1. Proceed to
  2. Under "Select an item or event to pay," choose from the drop-down menu "IMW Dews - 14 June 2017 - Boulder, CO" and then click on the "Process Payment" button.
  3. On the following screen, enter the amount ($15) and fill in your billing information. When you are ready, click on the "Next" button and follow the prompts.
  4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your payment and the amount paid.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to "UCAR" and mail to: Melanie Russ, UCAR/CPAESS, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307.