Drought Assessment in a Changing Climate Technical Workshop
Co-Hosted by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and USDA’s Climate Hubs
8:00 am – 6:00 pm MST
Friday, February 10, 2023 11am-2:30pm MST - VIRTUAL
Pre-Workshop Webinar - Drought Assessment in a Changing Climate: State of the Science
Tuesday, February 28 - Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 9am-4pm MST - BOULDER, CO
Technical Workshop: Drought Assessment in a Changing Climate
There is no registration fee to attend the Virtual Webinar or the Technical Workshop.
This event will take place over one virtual session and then through the in person technical workshop. We request that you either attend the webinar or view the recording before the technical workshop. You will need to register for both.
Registration for the Technical Workshop closes Friday, February 17th
Drought assessment is being outpaced by climate change. Current methods for assessing drought conditions are not adequately considering drought in the context of climate change, thereby unintentionally promoting drought response strategies that are limited in building long-term resilience in a changing climate. The desired outcomes of this technical workshop are to:
- Share information on the state of current research on drought monitoring and assessment in a changing climate.
- Identify immediate actions as well as long-term recommendations that can be taken now to improve drought assessment to incorporate climate change information.
- Identify outstanding research questions that would help advance the science of drought monitoring and assessment in a changing change and provide science-based knowledge in support of Federal drought programs and partners.
- Deliver input to support the development of a synthesis paper from the workshop, to serve as a commentary on the key takeaways relevant for improving drought assessment and a strategy for solutions to these challenges, including:
- Specific needs for changes to drought monitoring/assessment protocols to incorporate climate change information.
- Sectors/systems where drought monitoring needs to be improved/defined, and the appropriate reference periods to inform response/adaptation in these systems.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The audience for the February 10 Webinar is scientists, practitioners, and the broader community of drought professionals to learn more about the state of current research on drought assessment in a changing climate.
The audience for the February 28-March 1 Technical Workshop is scientists, data providers, and practitioners engaged in drought assessment, as well as in incorporating climate information to better understand how drought risk is changing as the climate changes.
Questions about the technical workshop? Please contact Britt Parker or Elizabeth Ossowski
For inquiries around limited travel support, please contact Joel Lisonbee by January 17, 2023
For event information, please contact Maggie Costley