The Big Dry: Diagnosing and Surviving Drought

5:30 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, November 8, 2012Drought image

Although 2013 is closing in, the impacts of the 2011 and 2012 droughts persist. How well does the U.S. monitor, predict, and respond to drought? Join the discussion as our panelists trace drought from science to policy. The evening will illuminate how the United States monitors drought, how farmers and agencies use forecasts, and how our society and policies respond to drought. Join us as we explore how well we prepare for, muddle through, and change in the face and aftermath of this creeping disaster.


Edward O'Lenic - Chief of the Operations Branch of the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center at the National Center for Environmental Prediction.

Brad Rippey - agricultural meteorologist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and managing editor of Weekly Weather and the Crop Bulletin.

Doug McKalip - the Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs with the White House Domestic Policy Council.


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5:30 pm: Registration (light dinner)
6:30 pm: Panel Presentation with Q&A
7:40 pm: Wrap Up


Room 238, Hall of States, 444 North Capitol Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Public transportation:

Building is near Union Station on the Metro's Red Line.


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