The Desert Research Institute and Western Regional Climate Center will host the biennial 2015 U.S. Drought Monitor Forum in Reno, Nevada on April 14-16, 2015. The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) forum will include a keynote address highlighting critical issues and drought coordination efforts nationwide. This biennial meeting brings together authors of the USDM as well as a larger group of federal, state, and local contributors to explore the current drought situation, drought impacts, and provide a forum on improvements. The final day of the forum, Thursday April 16, will be dedicated to a special session related to the California-Nevada drought. This session will focus on improving inter-agency and stakeholder collaboration with the USDM. Read more and register.