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DWR/NWRI Drought Response Workshop (2012)


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Date: November 6, 2012

Location: Orange County Water District in Fountain Valley, California




About the Workshop

The purpose of the Drought Response workshop was to review and provide updates on drought planning, response, and mitigation measures. It was intended for water agencies and other public and local agencies involved in drought response and planning efforts.  Over 70 people attended this workshop, which offered CEUs from the California Department of Public Health.


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Workshop Presentations


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Jeanine Jones of the Department of Water Resources helped organize the workshop and spoke on statewide water conditions.

Statewide Water Conditions & Preparing for a Potentially Dry 2013 (2.65 MB)

Jeanine Jones, DWR


Preparing for Drought: Strategies to Increase Local Resources (6.24 MB)

Tim Blair, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) (4 MB)

Mary Scruggs, DWR


State Water Project Delivery Capabilities in Drought Conditions (8.8 MB)

Sushil Arora, DWR


Development & Implementation of Drought Related Messaging (185 KB)

Darcy Burke, Municipal Water District of Orange County


State-of-the-Art Drought Prediction: A Hydrologist's Perspective (12 MB)

Soroosh Sorooshian, University of California Irvine


Soroosh Sorooshian, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, UC Irvine, spoke on state-of-the-art drought prediction.

Increasing the Operating Range of Groundwater Basin in Time of Drought (10.6 MB)

Greg Woodside, Orange County Water District


Preparing for Drought in the Inland Empire Service Area (5.17 MB)

Chris Berch, Inland Empire Utilities Agency


Supply Reliability for San Diego through a Diverse Water Resources Mix and Drought Planning (4.42 MB)

Dana Friehauf, San Diego County Water Authority


Water Reliability 2020 (8.92 MB)

Ron Wildermuth, West Basin Municipal Water District


Indirect Potable Reuse and Direct Potable Reuse as a Drought Resistant Option (519 KB)

Dave Smith, WateReuse California




Additional Material


DWR's "Drought in California" Brochure (2 MB) - Provided as a handout at the workshop


Presenter Short Biographies (PDF) - Provided as a handout at the workshop


Click here for information about the 2013 Drought Response Workshop.


Click here for other Drought Resources.