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The Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG) releases draft of “Short-Term Water Management Decisions: User Needs for Improved Climate, Weather, and Hydrologic Information.”
The Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG) has released a draft document for review entitled “Short-Term Water Management Decisions: User Needs for Improved Climate, Weather, and Hydrologic Information.” The draft document has been written by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service. The goal of the document is to focus future research and development activities on solutions that will support short-term decision making in water resources management. The document communicates the scope and context of water management decisions, and available information, with considerations of future climate, weather, and hydrologic with outcomes less than five years in the future. The needs of a wide geographic and administrative scope of operators from both Reclamation and USACE are communicated through their own voices and needs statements.
Through the information acquired, a set of needs statements are provided to focus the research and development community across four primary need types:
The draft report, released on May 21, 2012 seeks additional perspectives from a wide range of interagency national groups, Federal agencies, and non-federal organizations. Perspectives are requested to be received by June 22, 2012.
David Raff (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Levi Brekke (Reclamation)