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GEO-DRI Drought Monitoring Workshop May 10, 11, 2010 DRAFT AGENDA

(May 6, 2010)

(Note: This workshop will be followed by the 5th Annual DRI Workshop on May 12 to 14, 2010. All participants are invited to stay and participate in this second workshop)

Monday, May 10, 2010:

08:00 – 08:30: Registration and Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)

0830 – 10:30: Session #1
Welcomes, Introduction to Manitoba and Overviews of GEO and DRI (Ballroom West)

  • 08:30 – 08:45: Welcomes and Introductions
  • 08:45 – 09:00: Introduction to DRI (Ron Stewart)
  • 09:00 – 09:15: Introduction to GEO Water and IGWCO activities (Rick Lawford)
  • 09:15 – 09:30: Introduction to Canadian GEO (Ken Korporal)
  • 09:30 – 09:45: Discussion
  • 09:45 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 1200: Session #2
Presentations of the specific drought–related tasks under the GEO Work Plan Task WA-06-02 (Ballroom West)

  • 10:15 – 10:30: Introduction to GEO (Douglas Cripe by telephone)
  • 10:30 – 10:45: WMO drought activities (WMO representative or Douglas Cripe by telephone)
  • 10:45 – 11:00: WA06-02B: Drought monitoring (Rick Lawford)
  • 11:00 – 11:15: WA-06-02D: Drought testbeds – the NIDIS example (Richard Heim)
  • 11:15 – 11:30: Canada/ US GEO testbeds and drought studies (Ken Korporal, Richard Heim)
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Discussion on the potential for integration among the tasks and the steps which could be taken.

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch (Ballroom West)

13:30 – 15:40: Session #3
Realized and Potential Contributions of Drought Research Programmes and Projects (Ballroom West)

  • 13:30 – 13:45: Drought in Southeast Asia (Orn-Uma Polpanich)
  • 13:45 – 14:00: Overview of drought in Pakistan (Munir Sheikh)
  • 14:00 – 14:15: Drought in Europe: The Portuguese Condition (Corina Carranca)
  • 14:15 – 14:30: Overview of drought impacts and water management in northern Mexico (Andrea Munoz Hernandez)
  • 14:30 – 15:00: The Global Water System Project and Drought (Holm Voigt/ Charles Vorosmarty)
  • 15:00 – 15:15: The US NIDIS Project (Richard Heim)
  • 15:15 – 15:30: Drought and Extremes Research Projects in WCRP and their possible contributions to GEO (Ron Stewart)
  • 15:30 – 15:40: Discussion

15:40 – 16:00: Break (Ballroom West Foyer)

16:00 – 18:00: Session #4
Drought and the GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) Demonstration Project: Using advance Information systems to serve users needs (Ballroom West)

  • 16:00 – 16:15: The GEO AIP activity and its contribution to GEO (Will Pozzi)
  • 16:15 – 16:30: The DRI Data Legacy (Phil Harder)
  • 16:30 – 16:45: The DAI System (Patrice Constanza)
  • 16:45 – 17:00: The George Mason University contribution to the Drought AIP (Genong Yu)
  • 17:00 – 17:15: The AAFC information system and products and how Canadian users apply these products (Trevor Hadwen)
  • 17:15 – 17:30: The NCDC data and information systems and products and how US users apply these products (Richard Heim)
  • 17:30 – 18:00: Discussion on steps required for a full AIP Demonstration of drought information systems

18:00 – 20:00 Reception   (Ballroom West Foyer)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010:

08:30 – 10:30: Session #5
Drought Monitoring: Measurement and Information Systems (Ballroom West)

  • 08:30 – 08:45: From a North American to a Global Drought Monitor (Richard Heim)
  • 08:45 – 09:00: Canadian and North American drought monitoring (Trevor Hadwen)
  • 09:00 – 09:15: The use of VIC soil moisture in drought monitoring in Canada and China (Lei Wen)
  • 09:15 – 09:30: Use of AMSER- E data to produce drought products (Genong Yu)
  • 09:30 – 09:45: GRACE measurements and drought monitoring (Ken Snelgrove)
  • 09:45 – 10:00: Monitoring groundwater and soil moisture with observation wells (Garth van der Kamp)
  • 10:00 – 10:15: JECAM and related soil moisture research (Grant Wiseman)
  • 10:15 – 10:30: Environment Canada’s Soil Moisture Mesonet and CanEx-SM10 (Al Pietroniro or Brenda Toth)

10:30 – 11:00: Break

11:00 – 12:15: Session #6
Monitoring Drought Impacts (Ballroom West)

  • 11:00 – 11:15: Impact Monitoring as the National Drought Mitigation Center (Mark Svoboda by telephone)
  • 11:15 – 11:30: The use of multi-source information inputs to assess drought severity and impacts through the use of indicators (Charles Vorosmarty)
  • 11:30 – 11:45: Drought impacts: Challenges in quantification and modeling (Elaine Wheaton)
  • 11:45 – 12:00: Monitoring drought and assessing agricultural drought impacts at the provincial level – the Alberta Experience (Daniel Itenfisu)
  • 12:00 – 12:15: Monitoring agricultural drought in Manitoba (Andy Nadler)

12:15 -13:15: Lunch (Ballroom West)

13:15-14:15: Session #6
Monitoring Drought Impacts (Continued) (Ballroom West)

  • 13:15 – 13:30: Drought characterization studies and their implications for drought monitoring (John Hanesiak)
  • 13:30 – 13:45: The potential for a Water Availability Index for the Canadian prairies (Kevin Shook)
  • 13:45 – 14:00: Needs and opportunities for monitoring drought impacts in the Great Lakes (Jim Bruce)
  • 14:00 – 14:15: Data, information and assessments needed to support the implementation of provincial drought policies and strategies (Abul Kashem)

14:15 – 15:45: Session #7
Breakout Groups to discuss contributions of drought research to GEO drought activities (Ballroom West).

  • 14:00 – 14:15: Charge to the Breakout Groups
  • 14:15 – 15:45: Breakout groups meet (Groups should take a break at 15:00)
    • Breakout Group #1: Define the essential elements of a global drought monitoring system and outline the steps required to implement such as system (Ballroom West).
    • Breakout Group #2: Define the ways in which research and operational drought activities can contribute to the Group on Earth Observations System of Systems and outline steps that could be taken based on the range of existing programmes, projects and activities to develop that contribution (River Salon).

15:45 – 16:30: Session #8
Breakout Group Reports and Discussion (Ballroom West)

16:30 – 17:00: Session #9
General Discussion, Workshop Summary and Adjournment (Ballroom West)