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Climate Science to Engineering Operations for Watershed Management: A CCAWWG Workshop for Scientists, Engineers, and Water Resource Managers
August 25-27, 2015
The purpose of this workshop was to bring together scientists, engineers, and water resource managers, working collaboratively to:
In 2011, CCAWWG issued the user needs report, “Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information Report”. Since then, CCAWWG agencies have engaged in multiple research and application activities to address those needs. CCAWWG hosted this workshop to review that work and to help design its planned 2016 update to that 2011 assessment of its agency partners’ needs for climate science and climate change information, as well as to discuss recurring and emerging needs for using climate science in mainstreaming climate change in water resources planning and operations.
Since 2011, most water-resources agencies have progressed beyond making vulnerability assessments to the point of considering how they can best mainstream climate change information into their climate-relevant mission activities. This workshop featured presentations and focused discussion of specific resource management issues and problems within four nature-based themes having components of climate change and variability:
For each theme, science and engineering perspectives were sought on multiple issues, including:
Federal and non-Federal participants who produce or use science and engineering inputs for the resource management themes listed here were invited to talk with their agency representatives on the CCAWWG Program Committee to make their agency selections for attendance.
The workshop organizing committee will complete a short summary report of the workshop aims and major themes, which will be made available across the agencies comprising CCAWWG. Presentations and the agenda are available on the CCAWWG website.
For more information, write to any of the CCAWWG Program Committee members:
Jeff Arnold (