The Western States Water Council, and the California Department of Water Resources are cosponsoring a workshop on quantifying drought impacts, to be held in San Diego on August 5-7, 2013.  Better measurement and reporting of observed drought impacts help identify lessons learned from droughts, and help define resources needed to mitigate future drought impacts.  Data quantifying impacts of drought, if available, are often not readily accessible in a manner useful for water agencies.  The purpose of this workshop is to develop a strategy for building a centralized information source, by bringing together state, local, and federal agencies to discuss ways to improve quantifying impacts and making information available.  Last year’s widespread drought across much of the West illustrates the opportunities and challenges associated with improving measurement of drought impacts.  The workshop will begin Monday, August 5 at 1:00 pm and conclude Wednesday, August 7 by 12 noon.

LOCATION/LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved and will be held through July 15, 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 July 15, 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 July 15 deadline to obtain the rate of $110 single or double occupancy.

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

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Drought Impacts Workshop Agenda