ITHACA, N.Y. — The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, in partnership with NOAA and the National Integrated Drought Information System, is pleased to invite you to participate in a discussion to kick off our assessment of the Northeast Drought, and to discuss building capacity for a Drought Early Warning System for the region. The meeting will be held at two locations in New York (Ithaca and Voorheesville) on Monday, February 27. A separate meeting will take place in Massachusetts on Wednesday, March 1. See details in the Save the Date attachment (locations, times).
The New York Forum on FEB 27 will discuss the current status of drought conditions in the region, how conditions might change in the coming seasons, lessons learned from the recent drought, and information needs for dealing with future drought conditions. Breakout discussions will ask about lead times for decisions and information requirements. The Massachusetts meeting (Mar 1) will be similar and build off the Drought Forum hosted in Boston in October.
For more information please find attached a save the date flyer. We have also provided a link to the registration page. To confirm your attendance for the forum we ask that you please register (attendance is free) using the link here BY WED FEB 22 (next week– do it now!):
Meeting is open to decision-makers and customers in drought-impacted areas (NY and New England states). Please forward this messages to other groups or stakeholders that you work with that may have been impacted by the drought (and include planning team above for our information).
The forum was developed through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Integrated Drought Information System, and the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
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