National Drought Mitigation Center

Event Info

2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Sep 17-19, 2019

The biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum will take place on September 17-19, 2019 at Western Kentucky University’s Knicely Center (postponed from initial mid-March dates).

NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) & National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) are partnering with the Kentucky Climate Center (at Western Kentucky University) and the Kentucky Division of Water to host the Forum.

Registration is free and limited to first 100 attendees (register below).

Note: If you registered for the initial mid-March Forum, you must re-register as all previous entrees have been erased. 

There are no plans to reserve a block of rooms as there are no concerns with affordable availability. The closest hotel to the Knicely Center (walkable) is Staybridge Suites, Bowling Green. There are many other hotels nearby (see below), but they are several miles from the Knicely Center.

For those not driving, Bowling Green does not have a major airport. The two closest major airports are: 1) Nashville, 70 minutes away; 2) Louisville, 1 hour and 45 minutes away, so a rental car would also be needed.

Please contact or if you have specific questions about the USDM Forum.

In the future, we will be contacting some of you to ask if you (or your group) would be interested in speaking at the USDM Forum.  If you wish to make a presentation, you are welcome to contact Richard Heim or David Miskus directly, although speaking slots are limited.

Location Information


Knicely Conference Center
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

Registration and Other Information


Download the agenda (Updated: Dec. 31, 1600)


For more information about this event contact David Miskus or Richard Heim


Registration has closed for this event. Please contact the person listed above about the possibility of late registration.

Hotel Information

Download hotel information and dining options for the Bowling Green, KY area.

Event Hosts