Leading federal experts to provide outlook of 2013 drought conditions and its predicted impacts on agriculture, water resources


Given current drought conditions, coupled with predictions for continued  drought in 2013, the NOAA-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is co-sponsoring with the National Drought Mitigation Center, a National Drought Early Warning Outlook, on Thursday, February 21 on Capitol Hill.

Experts from various agencies and organizations will present and discuss climate and water supply forecasts, and the national wildfire outlook. This drought outlook event will give attendees information about anticipated drought conditions and resources for drought preparedness.

WHAT:

National Drought Early Warning Outlook for 2013

WHEN:

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Hearing Room
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318
Washington, D.C. 20515

WHO:

AGENDA:

To view the agenda and see full list of speakers, visit http://www.drought.gov/drought/news/national-drought-early-warning-outlook-feb-21-2013

Posted: February 19, 2013