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NAS Holds Special Drought Session on Federal and State Needs

On November 7th, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) held a special session on “Federal and State Needs in Addressing Drought.”  Representatives from the U.S. Department of Interior, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the State of California, the Western States Water Council, Denver Water and several others shared their experiences and insights about what is needed to predict, ameliorate, and respond to drought conditions and impacts.  Some of the key discussion points focused on the need for more education and outreach efforts; advanced climate prediction tools; data sharing between Federal, state, and local partners; and investments in infrastructure maintenance and adaptation strategies.

For more information about NAS and to see the agenda for the meeting, visit the NAS web site.