From: Sharlynn Sweeney [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 12:33 PM
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Cc: Mckee,Kathleen A
Subject: Re: W3 Seminar, Tomorrow 3/2 - Oysters or People? Analysis of drought, Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin

This Wednesday, March 2, 11:45-12:30 in Phelps Lab, Room 101:

Oysters or People? An analysis of drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) basin, past forecasts, current forecasts, and the NOAA/Drought Forecast Center pilot in the ACF

Chris Martinez
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, UF


Water conflicts in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basin have ongoing for over twenty years with failed negotiation and lawsuits.  In addition, water shortages and drought have a significant impact to the economy within the basin.  For these reasons, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) has chosen the ACF basin as a pilot for drought early warning.  This presentation will discuss the potential for prediction of drought in the ACF basin, the tools available for forecasting drought, and the stakeholder-driven work that has been a part of the NIDIS pilot project in the ACF.

Seminar series website with schedule and recordings for Spring 2011 and past semesters:
Sharlynn Sweeney, PhD
Center for Environmental Policy and
H.T. Odum Center for Wetlands
University of Florida