Leading scientists gather for conference on California drought

16 April 2015

Joint Release

*Media Advisory*

WHAT:2015 AGU Chapman Conference on California Drought: Causes, Impacts and Policy

WHERE:Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering (bldg. 80, grid C4 on campus map). Free parking is available on-site.

WHEN: 20-22 April 2015

TOPICS: At this conference, national researchers and state water managers will explore drought monitoring and prediction, seek to better understand the drought’s impacts on the water supply and ecosystems, discuss possible links to climate change, and identify policy and management solutions to enhance California’s resilience. The conference aims to highlight key research gaps and produce a road map for future work. Visit the Chapman Conference on California Drought website for the full program. For a list of highlighted speakers and more information about the conference topics, please see this previous media advisory: https://news.agu.org/press-release/leading-scientists-to-discuss-california-drought-research-and-response/

Please note: this conference will NOT be webstreamed.

BADGE PICK-UP: If you have pre-registered as press for the meeting, please stop by the main registration desk for the conference to pick up your press badge.

ON-SITE MEDIA REGISTRATION:Members of the news media including print, broadcast and online journalists, as well as public information officers, may register as press at the main registration desk for the meeting. Registrants will receive, at no charge, a badge that provides access to all of the scientific sessions of the meeting. AGU’s press registration eligibility requirements are available here.


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AGU Contact:

Peter Weiss, +1 (202) 777-7507, [email protected]

UC Irvine Contact (on-site media contact):
Janet Wilson, office: +1 (949) 824-3969 or cell: +1 (213) 880-8948, [email protected]