Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Partners Dialogue

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Deadline July 22, 2022
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Agenda at a Glance 
(Updated May 5, 2022) 

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Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Partners Dialogue
9 August, 2022 to 10 August, 2022
Atlanta Regional Commission

**This in-person event will now by held August 9-10, 2022** 

Objectives for this Dialogue

This regional gathering will bring together partners for the first time under the newly established Southeast Drought Early Warning System (SE DEWS) network to share and discuss ongoing drought-related activities, learn about new and innovative drought research and resources, explore emerging issues and opportunities, and identify collaborative paths forward that advance drought early warning and preparedness in this region. Specific topics that will be addressed include:

  • Sharing state and regional approaches for drought monitoring, planning, and response
  • Highlighting new developments in drought monitoring and prediction
  • Promoting effective practices for communicating current and future drought conditions
  • Utilizing information on drought impacts to inform drought monitoring and decision making

Participants will leave with tangible lessons on how to enhance existing activities, design and implement new efforts, and address barriers related to drought planning and preparedness. In addition, partners will jointly identify collaborative research and opportunities that the partners and the broader DEWS network can utilize to address drought across the region.

**This event will now be held in-person August 9-10, 2022.  Please click on the agenda link in the Meeting Menu for the most current meeting times.** 

Who Should Attend

This Dialogue is particularly relevant to those entities that engage in the following activities:

  • Monitor drought conditions

  • Engage in drought and water planning 

  • Utilize drought information in decision making 

  • Provide information on drought conditions and impacts

  • Conduct research related to drought monitoring, prediction, and risk

  • Share drought information through communication and outreach 

Travel, New Dates and Locations

Participants will be required to follow any covid safety requirements in place by the venue at the time of the meeting.  We will update this information as we receive it.  Please check back before you travel.

Meeting Location

Meetings will be held Tuesday, August 9 at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and on Wednesday August 10 at the Westin Peachtree. See directions to the ARC, which is a short walk from the Westin Peachtree.

Guest Rooms

A block of rooms is being held at:
Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

If you require overnight accommodations, please click on this booking link or call 888.627.7087 no later than July 15, 2022 to reserve your room. Guest rooms are available at a rate of $139/night plus 16.9% tax plus a $5.00/night State of Georgia Hotel Motel Fee.

Parking and Transportation

See parking information for the Peachtree Center, which can cost roughly $20/day. The Westing Peachtree Plaza and the Atlanta Regional Commission are also accessible via MARTA.

*Please register for the meeting using the link provided in the meeting menu.*

Planning Team

NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS); National Weather Service; USDA Southeast Climate Hub; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; National Drought Mitigation Center; Florida Climate Center and Florida State Climatologist; Metro Atlanta Commission; Alabama Office of the State Climatologist; Georgia Environmental Protection Division; Georgia Office of the State Climatologist, University of Georgia; South Carolina State Climatology Office; State Climate Office of North Carolina; North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council; The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA, A RISA Team); Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center; Southeast Regional Climate Center

Questions?

Contact Meredith Muth, Regional Drought Information Coordinator, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), NOAA.

**Limited resources are available from NIDIS for travel support.  Please contact Meredith Muth for more information**