2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Mar 19 to Mar 21, 2019

The biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum will take place on March 19-21, 2019 at Western Kentucky University’s Knicely Center.

NOTICE: The 2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) Forum in Bowling Green, KY, initially scheduled for March 19-21, 2019, will be postponed until later this year (Date to Be Determined). With the uncertainty of another federal government shut down after Feb. 15, the backlog of work that must be completed from the recent shut down, and several USDM authors that could not now attend the Forum in mid-March, all 11 USDM authors voted for postponement.


This future date will be determined between the USDM authors and the sponsors of the Forum (e.g. Kentucky Climate Center, Kentucky Division of Water, and Western Kentucky University) based upon availability of the sponsors and the Knicely Center, but most likely in the late Summer or Fall 2019 (except late August when students return to W KY Univ). Once the future dates are determined, we will re-announce the USDM Forum information.


The NDMC registration link for the 2019 USDM Forum (https://drought.unl.edu/eventinfo.aspx?id=963) will be deactivated and replaced with a new one once the future dates are determined. We are very sorry about this postponement, but under the circumstances, we all feel that this is the most prudent decision. We hope that everyone who had already registered can still attend later this year, as well as those who could not make it in mid-March will now be able to. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


David Miskus (CPC) and Richard Heim (NCEI);
Stuart Foster (Kentucky Climate Center);
Edward Zimmer (Kentucky Division of Water)
and the U.S. Drought Monitor authors.

Location Information


Knicely Conference Center
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY


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.

Registration and Other Information


Download the agenda (Updated: Jan. 17, 2019)

Hotel Information

Download hotel information for the Bowling Green, KY area.


For more information about this event contact Chip Zimmer, Dave Miskus or Brian Fuchs


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

Event Hosts