Last Chance to Sign Up & ‘Get Ahead of the Storms’ at June 9 Workshop in Southern California
Special One-Day Event in Irvine will Focus on Better Drought Management through Improved Precipitation Forecasting
California’s 2021-2022 water year went from a relatively wet October-December beginning to the driest January-March period in the state’s history. That has left most of the state’s vast network of surface water reservoirs including Lake Oroville, a key Northern California reservoir that sends water to Southern California, now below historic average going into the dry, summer months.
With our reliance on historical patterns to forecast California’s water supply becoming increasingly unreliable, what new science, models and technology are being brought to bear on efforts to ‘get ahead of the storms’ and improve drought management?
Don’t miss your opportunity to find out at our special one-day workshop June 9 in Irvine.
At Making Progress on Drought Management: Improvements in Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting, you’ll learn about the latest advancements in sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting — weather predictions from two weeks to a season ahead — and how these predictions can improve management of water infrastructure including dams, flood storage and reservoirs to ensure water is available for urban, agricultural and environmental purposes.
The event, sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources in partnership with the Water Education Foundation, will bring together research meteorologists, climate scientists and others to discuss improvements in the science of long-range forecasting at varying time scales and what may be in store for us this winter.
This special June 9 workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Beckman Center in Irvine. The $79 registration includes refreshments, lunch and materials.
A full draft agenda and registration information can be found here, but time is running out so secure your spot today!