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Workshop on Drought Vulnerability and Tools For Improving Water Resilience

 

When: October 19-20, 2016

Where: Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California

 

 

Download the Final Agenda

 

 

 

Workshop Sponsors

 

 

Workshop Presentations (Uploaded 10/20/2016)

 

Day 1

 

California Statewide Drought Conditions

Jeanine Jones, P.E., California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

Download PDF Slides (5.5 MB)

 

 

 

New Guidelines for Urban Water Management and Water Shortage Contingency Plans

Kent Frame, California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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Using the Paleoclimatic Data Record to Understand Historical Precipitation Patterns

Connie Woodhouse, Ph.D., University of Arizona

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Southern California’s Drought Response and Long-term Water Supply Challenges

Demetri Polyzos, P.E., Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Precipitation Variability in Southern California

Michael Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., California Department of Water Resources

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Overview of Atmospheric Rivers

Marty Ralph, Ph.D., Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD

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Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information Project

Jay Jasperse, P.E., Sonoma County Water Agency

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Status of Efforts to Improve Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting

Jeanine Jones, P.E., California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

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Panel: Managing Groundwater Basins in Southern California for Drought and SGMA (Moderator: Charles Wilson, Southern California Water Committee)

  • Rich Juricich, P.E., California Department of Water Resources.

 

  • Greg Reed, P.E., Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

 

  • Tony Morgan, PG, CHG, United Water Conservation District.

 

 

Day 2

 

State Water Resources Control Board: Storm Water Strategy

Annalisa Kihara, P.E., California State Water Resources Control Board

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Barriers and Opportunities for Innovation in the Urban Water Sector

Michael Kiparsky, Ph.D., Wheeler Water Institute at Berkeley

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Implementing Innovative Stormwater Projects

Scott Taylor, P.E., Michael Baker International

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Using Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: Outcomes from the NAS Report

Richard Luthy, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Download PDF Slides (1.7 MB)

 

 

Innovative Stormwater Quality Control: Application of Biochar

Kyle Shimabuku, University of Colorado at Boulder

Download PDF Slides (1.1 MB)

 

 

An Evaluation of Drywell Technology as a Tool for Stormwater Management and Aquifer Recharge

Emily Edwards, University of California, Davis

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Panel: Stormwater Capture and Integrated Regional Water Management Plans (Moderator: Lisa Haney, Orange County Sanitation District)

 

 

 

 

 

Panel: NGO and Industry Perspectives on Sustainability of Water Resources in Urban Environments (Moderator: Charley Wilson, Southern California Water Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop


The purpose of the Drought Response workshop was to review and provide updates on drought planning, response, and mitigation measures. Water agencies and other public and local agencies involved in drought response and planning efforts were invited to attend. University faculty and students also participated. Please contact Suzanne Faubl of NWRI at sfaubl@nwri-usa.org or (714) 378-3278 with questions regarding the program.


 

 

Additional Drought Resources

 

California Drought Portal http://drought.ca.gov/

 

U.S. Drought Portal (Drought Monitor for California) https://www.drought.gov/drought/california

 

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) http://www.water.ca.gov/

 

Drought Publications by DWR http://www.water.ca.gov/waterconditions/publications.cfm

 

Access presentations from the 2015 DWR/NWRI/SCSC Drought Response Workshop at http://www.nwri-usa.org/drought2015.htm

 

Click here for additional NWRI drought resources