Water users, water managers, researchers, educators, and innovators are meeting January 25-26, 2017 to discuss the impact of climate to waters of the Pacific Northwest. The common theme of the conference will be creating a dialogue amongst the communities that use and value the region’s water supply within the context of a changing climate. Given the increased demand for future food production in the region are expected to be challenged by water supply due to decreased snow pack, in addition to issues associated with water access, and policy and rights. Also, 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 agriculture producers, water managers and storm water managers when making current and future decisions.

The event will be held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA on the Columbia River.

To register, submit an abstract, for more information or to sponsor this event.

The meeting is hosted by climate associated groups within Washington State University, University of Idaho and Oregon State University with support from Western Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (WSARE).