J2.2 Working to Build Bridges between Hydrometeorological Research and Water Resource Management

Monday, 23 January 2017: 11:15 AM
608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Julie A. Vano, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Clark, A. W. Wood, E. Gutmann, B. Nijssen, J. R. Arnold, K. Nowak, L. D. Brekke, A. J. Newman, N. Mizukami, K. N. Musselman, N. Addor, P. Mendoza, and E. A. Clark

Tools for the next generation of climate impact assessments are being developed by scientists and engineers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in close collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the University of Washington.  The combination of tools facilitates the exploration of model uncertainty and provides resources for both hydrometeorological research and water management communities that includes freely available datasets and open-source software.  These tools contribute to advances in scientific knowledge independent of the others, and collectively they provide a strong foundation for understanding and adapting to future change.

In this presentation we share an overview of the current set of tools in the toolbox and how we have been sharing our work and engaging with the water resource management community. This includes factsheets, websites, and guidance for appropriate use.  Importantly, our ongoing interactions with the management community have been designed to foster two-way learning.  Through these interactions we can better evaluate the practicality of the new science and identify whether and where opportunities exist to integrate advanced methods into management that make our water systems more resilient to future change.

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