San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Webinar- Using Drought Forecasts to Improve Natural Resource Management

April 27, 2017 12:00pm to April 27, 2017 13:00pm

This talk will presents a brief review of history of drought forecasting and its application in resource management. Drought indicators currently in practice will be explored as well as emerging indicators. Additionally, the fundamentals of drought planning will be reviewed, particularly the challenges of developing robust policies that work well when future conditions are difficult to predict. The challenges in applying these forecasts associated with the forecast accuracy will be discussed, as will other limitations. Finally, the potential for improving our ability to predict regional drought in the near future will be explored.

Research support from: USGS Northwest Climate Science Center.

Registration is required for this webinar. Video of the presentation will be posted at a later date.

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