IGN 21-7 - Got water? Addressing climate change impacts and stakeholder needs in the water-limited Southwest

Thursday, August 10, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Julian J. Reyes, Southwest Climate Hub, USDA-ARS, Emile H. Elias, ARS Jornada Experimental Range, USDA SW Climate Hub, Las Cruces, NM, Albert Rango, Jornada Experimental Range, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Las Cruces, NM and Catriana Steele, Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 88003, Las Cruces, NM
Water (or lack thereof) serves as a unifying theme throughout our work at the USDA Southwest Climate Hub as we engage with farmers, ranchers, and land managers. Despite decreases in snowpack and thus water availability, increased collaborative capacity among stakeholders, scientists, and communities helps to address impacts on working lands. I will provide a whirlwind tour of some of the Hub’s successful engagement activities and projects highlighting work with Tribal communities, cooperative extension, Farm Service Agency, the National Drought Mitigation Center, and the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHs) network.