Panel Discussion 5 From Science to Action: Building a water availability prediction regional-scale services solution for the Water Enterprise

Wednesday, 20 July 2016: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Ballroom AB (Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Alabama Downtown)
Host: 2016 AMS Summer Community Meeting
Moderator:
Kevin Werner, Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT
Panelists:
David J. Gochis, Research Applications Laboratory, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Edward Clark, Office of Water Prediction, NOAA/NWS, Tuscaloosa, AL; Brian Ashe, Riverside Technologies, Inc., Fort Collins, CO and Heather Patno, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Washington, DC

This panel discussion focuses on the value chain from science that informs forecasting, to forecasting that informs decision support tools, and ultimately to decisions around water management both in times of drought as well as in routine operations. Panelists will present brief remarks (~10 minutes) focusing on how they connect their work up and down the value chain. In particular, what have they learned in working with people and organizations elsewhere in the value chain? What has worked well and what has not worked in communicating needs, information, data, and building relationships? What evidence do they have that improved decision making has been linked to advancements in science, forecasting, and decision support tools?

Papers:
10:45 AM
Gochis
David J. Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO
11:10 AM
Clark
Edward Clark, NOAA/NWS, Tuscaloosa, AL

11:35 AM
Ashe
Brian Ashe, Riverside Technologies, Inc., Fort Collins, CO
12:00 PM
Patno
Heather Patno, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Washington, DC
12:25 PM
From Science to action: Building a water availability prediction regional-scale services solution for the Water Enterprise -- Kevin Werner, Larry Brazil, Veva Deheza
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