The common theme will be creating a dialogue among the communities that use and value the region's water supply within the context of a changing climate.
Water users, water managers, researchers and innovators are meeting January 25-26, 2017 to discuss the impact of climate to waters of the Pacific Northwest. The common theme will be creating a dialogue among the communities that use and value the region's water supply within the context of a changing climate. Given the future of food production, the region is expected to be challenged by water supply due to decreased snow pack, in addition to issues associated with water access, policy and rights. In addition, excess water from heavy rain events and untimely precipitation are expected to increase water quality concerns with potential flood events. These uncertainties create difficulty for the agriculture, water managers and storm water managers to make current and future decisions.
- Improve your understanding about projected climate impacts on water accessibility in the PNW, and the impact of sustainable management decisions.
- Create awareness of resources for adopting best management and water conservation strategies that operations more resilient to climate change, while minimizing environmental impact.
- Build on the regional network of advisors and educators.
- Encourage you to take the knowledge gained at the conference and promote adoption at the user level.