Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Stewart Center 202, 204
8:00 AM 8:45 AM    Registration, Breakfast
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Welcome and opening remarks
9:00 AM 10:30 AMA look at the 20th century global droughts Vijay Singh, Texas A&M University
Session Chair:Dev NiyogiAn update on NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information SystemDoug Kluck, NOAA
Monitoring drought across many scalesChris Funk, USGS/UCSB
10:30 AM 11:00 AMBreak/coffee
11:00 AM12:00 PM Data challenges in the DataOne projectJohn Cobb, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Drought monitoring in the MidwestSteve Hilberg, Midwestern Regional Climate Center
12:00 PM2:00 PM Lunch (West Faculty Lounge)
2:00 PM3:30 PMOn the physics of droughtsLevent Kavvas, UC Davis
Session Chair:R. GovindarajuA modified Standardized Precipitation Index for monitoring droughtBrent McRoberts, Texas State Climatologist office
DRINET project overviewThe DRINET Team (Carol Song, Jake Carlson, Dev Niyogi, Rao Govindaraju, Indrajeet Chaubey, Chris Hoffmann), Purdue
3:30 PM4:00 PM Break/coffee
4:00 PM5:30 PM Panel Session I: "Droughts in the 21th Century and Beyond"Panelists: Jim Angel, Chris Funk, Vijay Singh, Mark Svoboda. Moderator: Rao Govindaraju
5:30 PM6:30 PM Poster Session, light snacks
6:30 PM8:00 PM Dinner (West Faculty Lounge)Featured Speaker: Professor Emeritus Jacques Delleur, Purdue University
Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Stewart Center 202, 204
8:00 AM 9:00 AM    Breakfast
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Building an Enhanced Drought Early Warning System: Tool and Services for Decision Support Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Session Chair:Jake CarlsonDesigning the Workflow for a Digital Data Repository Cole Whiteman, University of Michigan
Indiana’s Water Shortage plan drought triggersJerry Unterreiner, Indiana Water Shortage Task Force, IN Dept of Natural Resources
10:30 AM 11:00 AMBreak/coffee
11:00 AM12:00 PM The Microsoft Geospatial LibraryMichael Kallay, Microsoft
The use of large‐scale climate data to predict drought, river flows, and vegetation over Central‐Southwest AsiaMathew Barlow, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
12:00 PM2:00 PM Lunch (West Faculty Lounge)
2:00 PM3:30 PMMulti‐Hazard Mitigation Planning: Overview of the Local Planning Process and Future EnhancementsLaura Danielson, The Polis Center at IUPUI
Session Chair:Subramania SritharanDeveloping a Climate Science Education Professional Development ProgramDan Shepardson, Purdue University
Information to Action: Providing Management Recommendations to Agricultural Users affected by DroughtBruce Erickson, Purdue University
3:30 PM4:00 PM Break/coffee
4:00 PM5:00 PM Panel Session II: Where do we go from here?Panelists: Laura Danielson, Bruce Erickson, Mark Svoboda, Jerry Unterreiner. Moderator: Dev Niyogi