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2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Sep 17 to 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 Richard.Heim@noaa.gov or David.Miskus@noaa.gov 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. A draft agenda will be made available in the near future that will replace the current “shell” agenda.

Location Information

Address


Knicely Conference Center
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

Registration and Other Information

Downloads


Download the agenda (Updated: Jun. 13, 2019)

Hotel Information


Download hotel information for the Bowling Green, KY area.

Contact


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

Registration


Registration closes on September 15, 2019 and is limited to 100 participants.

Register Here

Event Hosts