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National Drought Mitigation Center

U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 

Day 1 Theme:  The United States Drought Monitor Process and Regional Perspectives

Adobe Connect recording of Day 1

Session 1

Moderator: Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center

Welcome and Logistics
Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center
Melissa Meeker, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District

Keynote: Moving from Crisis to Drought Risk Management:  Motivating the International Community
Dr. Don Wilhite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Balancing and Managing Flood Risks and Droughts Now and in the Future
Tommy Strowd, Deputy Executive Director (Operations, Maintenance, and Construction at South Florida Water Management District)
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United States Drought Monitor Process and Procedures

How is the United States Drought Monitor made?
Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center
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Panel discussion on the USDM process
United States Drought Monitor Authors answering questions/discussing the process through our eyes

Session 2:

Moderator:  Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center

State and Regional Perspectives on Drought Monitoring

Florida Drought Monitoring Group
Dave Zierden, Florida State Climate Office
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A Simple and Reliable Index for Characterizing and Ending Drought Severity in the Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades
Robert V. Sobczak, Hydrologist at Big Cypress National Preserve
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Improving Drought Monitor Products for Water Management in South Florida
Cal Neidrauer, Professional Engineer, SFWMD
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The NIDIS Drought Early Warning Pilot in the Carolinas
Lisa Darby, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office
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Southeast Climate Consortium Activities:  The ACF Pilot
Keith Ingram, Southeast Climate Consortium
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Southern Plains 2011 Drought Assessment
Chad McNutt, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office
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Central United States 2012 Drought Assessment
Jim Angel , Illinois State Climate Officepdf

Alabama Drought Management and Planning
Tom Littlepage, Alabama Office of Water Resources
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End of Day 1 Open Discussion:  Drought Monitoring in the United States

Wednesday April 17, 2013  

Day 2 Theme: Drought Impacts

Adobe Connect recording of Day 2

Session 3

Moderator:  Eric Luebehusen, United States Department of Agriculture

Day 2 Themes and Objectives:  What are Drought Impacts?

Keynote -- City of West Palm Beach Drought Impacts: Challenges and Solutions
Mrs. Jeri Muoio, Mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida
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What Drought Impacts Are Experienced by Different Sectors?

Agricultural Drought Impacts
Pam Knox, University of Georgia
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Municipal Water/ Salt Water Intrusion Impacts
Pete Kwiatkowski, SFWMD
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Recreation/Tourism Impacts
Mary Ann Martin, Roland Martin Marina Lake Okeechobee

The Collection of Drought Impacts: Community of Practice
Mark Shafer, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP)

Collection of Drought Impacts, a community effort
Lisa Darby, NIDIS
Kelly Helm Smith, National Drought Mitigation Center

Keith Ingram, Southeast Climate Consortium

 

Session 4

Moderator:  David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center

Introduction to the NDMC’s Drought Impact Reporter (DIR) -- live demonstration
Kelly Helm Smith, National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought Impacts Discussion (moderated activity using the sticky wall)

  • Name drought impacts
  • Name preceding indicators
  • Who is affected?
  • Who (if different) observes, reports on, aggregates impacts?
  • Who makes decisions?
  • Who implements decisions?
  • Outcomes?
  • Barriers
Products and Services provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Eric Luebehusen, Joint Agricultural Weather Facility/World Agricultural Outlook Board (USDA)pdf

United States Drought Risk Atlas: Live Demonstration
Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center
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Products and Services provided by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Matt Rosencrans, Climate Prediction Center
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Drought Management Database Project -- live demonstration
Kelly Helm Smith, National Drought Mitigation Center

End of Day 2 Open Discussion

  • Drought Impacts
  • U.S. Drought Monitor Production
  • Additional Needs moving forward
  • Other Concerns?

Thursday April 18, 2013

Day 3:  International Partners and Perspectives

Adobe Connect Recording of Day 3

Session 5

Moderator:  Matt Rosencrans, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

North American Drought Monitor Partners

Drought Monitoring Activities in Canada
Trevor Hadwen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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The North American Drought Monitor
Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center
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Drought Monitoring Activities in Mexico
Reynaldo Pascual, Adelina Albanil, Minerva López, Lorena Cruz, Jorge L. Vázquez and R. Lobato, National Meteorological Service of Mexico
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International Drought Monitoring Activities

Caribbean Drought Activities:  A Regional Perspective
Adrian Trotman, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
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Drought Monitoring Activities in Jamaica—The New Approach
Jacqueline Spence, Jamaica Meteorological Service
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Grenada: Drought Monitoring Activities
Trevor Thompson, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
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St. Lucia: Drought Monitoring Activities
Fitzgerald John, Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA)
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Climate Studies in the Caribbean
Michael Taylor, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
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Session 6

Moderator:  Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center

Discussion on Caribbean Climate Impacts

  • Impacts
  • Monitoring
  • Networks
  • Potential next steps

Guyana: Drought Monitoring Activities
Bhaleka Seulal, Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, Ministry of Agriculture: Guyana
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Pacific Possessions:  The Challenges of Drought on the Islands
Kati Corlew, Pacific RISA/ East-West Center
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Discussion:  Expanding the USDM/NADM efforts

  • Include in the monthly NADM vs weekly USDM
  • International Impact Collection
  • What is needed?
  • What is the best fit?

 

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