The Western States Water Council, and the California Department of Water Resources in cooperation with the Western Governors’ Association are cosponsoring a workshop on practical approaches for improving seasonal forecasting and drought prediction on April 29-May 1, in San Diego, California. The workshop will bring together Council member states, representatives from the research community, and federal research and funding agencies to discuss strategies for making near-term improvements in prediction. It will begin Monday, April 29 at 1:00 pm and conclude Wednesday, May 1 by 12 noon.

LOCATIOM/LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved and will be held through April 8, 2013. Please contact the Doubletree San Diego Downtown reservations department directly at ( 619) 239-6800, or central reservations at (800) 222-TREE, and announce the Western States Water Council room block. You may also make reservations online at: Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. Room rates will apply three days before and after the meeting, subject to availability. Reservations received after the cutoff date of April 8, 2013 will be confirmed on a room availability basis at the rate in effect at the time of the request. Reservations must be made by the April 8 deadline to obtain the rate of $110 single or double occupancy.