The Western States Water Council (WSWC), the California Department of Water Resources, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cosponsored a workshop on advancing seasonal prediction for western water resources. This workshop brought together WSWC members, representatives from water management agencies and federal agencies to address opportunities for and challenges to advancing forecasting capabilities and improving predictive skill with respect to seasonal forecasting.
The workshop was held October 21-22, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
National Weather Service Western Region – Grant Cooper, Western Regional Director, National Weather Service, NOAA
NOAA WSWC Workshop – Opening – Kevin Werner, Western Regional Climate Services Director, NOAA and Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
Water Agency Perspective on Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting – Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project Overview – Fred Toepfer, Physical Scientist, Office of Science and Technology Integration, NOAA
Seasonal Precipitation Forecast Improvement Project – David DeWitt, Director, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA
Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Reports – Julie Suhr Pierce, Great Basin Socioeconomic Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
Navigating the Budget Process – Aria Remondi, Budget Analyst, NOAA
Science Panel Presentations: