2nd Annual Progress Meeting on Reclamation Climate and Hydrology Research

January 29-30, 2014
Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO

More than 100 in-person and remote participants attended a workshop hosted by Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) focused on collaborative CCAWWG projects addressing climate impacts on hydrology and water resources. Day one focused on impacts from short-term climate variability - from floods to droughts. Day two focused on long-term impacts under climate change. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate information exchange about this collaborative research addressing climate change and variability impacts, flood hydrology, snow observations, and hydrologic prediction.


  • CCAWWG user needs for improved science and tools on addressing long-term climate change impacts in water resources planning and on addressing hydroclimate variability in short-term water management
  • Reclamation Science and Technology Program’s Knowledge Stream quarterly, October 2013 issue focused on climate change and variability research, available at: https://www.usbr.gov/research/docs/ks/ks-2015-01.pdf.

Project presentations were provided by research leads from several collaborating institutions, including:

  • Colorado State University
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Earth Systems Research Laboratory
  • Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region, Policy, Technical Service Center, and Upper Colorado Region
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences

Support for these projects is being provided by Reclamation (Research and Development, Dam Safety, various Regions), NASA, NCAR , NOAA, and USACE Institute for Water Resources.

Workshop participants represented 22 federal, state, and local organizations (listed below).  Participating Organizations and Offices:

  • California Department of Water Resources
    • Bay-Delta Office
    • Division of Flood Management
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Denver Water
  • MWH Global
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
    • Earth System Research Laboratory
    • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
  • NOAA Regionally Integrated Science Assessment (RISA) centers
    • Western Water Assessment
    • California Nevada Applications Program
  • National Park Service
  • (Bureauf of) Reclamation
    • Dam Safety
    • Great Plains Region
    • Lower Colorado Region
    • Mid-Pacific Region
    • Pacific Northwest Region
    • Policy
    • Power Resources
    • Technical Service Center
    • Research and Devleopment
    • Upper Colorado Region
  • Santa Clara University
  • Tampa Bay Water
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Albuquerque District
    • Engineering Research and Development Center (CRREL)
    • Institute for Water Resources
    • Seattle District
    • St Paul District
  • U.S. Department of Energy
    • BCS Incorporated: Contractor to the U.S. DOE
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Sandia National Laboratory
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers
    • North Central
    • Northwest
    • South Central
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Geological Survey
    • National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
    • Water Resources - National Research Program
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Colorado - Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • Water Research Foundation