The Western States Water Council and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a recurring workshop on improving the skill of long-range weather forecasts (sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) precipitation forecasting), to support water management decision-making.  The agenda will include lessons learned from recent years’ seasonal outlooks, updates on scientific research on sources of skill and predictability, and programmatic efforts to improve forecasting.  Increasing forecast skill will require a sustained investment over time, prioritizing the federal resources necessary to make progress, and a specific focus on the West.

DRAFT AGENDA

MEETING DATES/LOCATION:  The workshop is being held in San Diego, California on May 17-19, 2017 at the Doubletree San Diego Downtown.  It will begin Wednesday, May 17 at 1:00 pm and conclude Friday, May 19 around 12 noon.

MEETING FACILITYDoubletree by Hilton San Diego Downtown, located at 1646 Front Street, San Diego, California 92101.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION:  Please complete the information requested on the registration form and return it to Julie Groat, or via fax to 801-685-2559, no later than May 5, 2017.  There is no fee required to attend.

GUEST ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS/RESERVATION METHOD: A block of rooms has been reserved and will be held through April 24, 2017 at the Doubletree San Diego Downtown.  Please contact the hotel’s reservations department directly at (619) 239-6800, or central reservations at (800) 222-TREE, and announce the Western States Water Council to receive the established group rate of $125 per night.  Reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. The group rate will be extended three (3) days before and after the room block dates, subject to availability. Reservations received after the cutoff date of April 24, 2017 will be confirmed on a room availability basis at the rate in effect at the time of the request.

Please note:  The Hotel maintains a forty-eight (48) hour cancellation policy for individual guest room reservations.

CUT-OFF DATEApril 24, 2017

PARKING:  The Hotel offers self-covered parking the hotel at a charge of $16.00 per car per night.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:  The Doubletree San Diego Downtown offers a complimentary airport shuttle to hotel guests.  In order to get picked up at the airport, the day of arrival, each guest should call the hotel directly at 1-619-239-6800 from the airport after luggage pick up.  To be taken back to the airport, guests must make a reservation with the Concierge or Front Desk.  The airport shuttle arrives at the front entrance of the hotel and departs every thirty (30) minutes.