Wednesday 19 November

Time

Activity

08:30-09:00

Registration of participants

09:00-09:30

Opening session:

Mr. Siegfried Demuth (UNESCO-IHP GWADI-IDI Programme)

Mr. Walter Baethgen (UColumbia Global Centers)

Mr. Lars Ribbe (ITT-CNRD Network)

Ms. Eve Crowley (FAO)

Session 1

Drought Monitoring, Remote Sensing and Drought Indices

 

09:30-10:00

Henny van Lanen (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

“Drought in Europe: hazard, impacts, management and science-policy interfacing” (experiences from EU, UNESCO, WMO-GWP funded projects) [Abstract][Presentation]

10:00-10:45

Amir AghaKouchak (University of Irvine, USA)

“Remote Sensing Applications for Drought Monitoring” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Ali Chavoshian (RCUWM, Téhéran, Iran & IDI Programme)

“Drought Risk Mapping and Strategy for Coping with Droughts” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Vincente-Serrano, Beguería, Martín-Hernández, Tomás and Azorin-Molina

“Utilización del Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) en el análisis y monitorización de las sequías: características, recomendaciones y comparación con otros indicadores.” [Abstract][Presentation]

10:45-11:00

Questions and Answers

11:00-11:30

Coffee

11:30-12:30

Cases studies on Drought Monitoring in LAC

Israel Velasco (IMTA, Mexico)

“Evaluación de la sequía hidrológica: contraste entre el SDI y el índice de estado IE para un embalse de región árida” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Juan Quintana, Patricio Aceituno, José Vicencio (DMC, Chile)

“Variabilidad interdecadal de la precipitación en Chile asociado a forzantes extratropicales” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Humberto Alves Barbosa (LAPISMET, Brazil)

“Sistema EUMETCast: La Convergencia de Datos y Servicios en Tiempo Real” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)

“Meteorological drought monitoring based on satellite rainfall estimates: A case study on the Andean Rapel River Basin (Chile)” [Abstract][Presentation]

12:45-13:30

David Morales-Moraga and Francisco J. Meza (Universidad Católica, Chile)

“Analyzing drought periods with expanded meteorological data based on NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis products in the Maipo Basin, Central Chile” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Christie, Morales, Villalba and Vuille (Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile)

“Cambios en el Régimen Hídrico del Altiplano Sudamericano Durante el Último Milenio” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Peña, Kawas, Cabrera and Zavala, IHCIT-UNAH, Honduras

“Índices de aridez y severidad de la sequía para Honduras” [Abstract][Presentation]

13:15-13:30

Questions and Answers

Session 2

Drought Early Warning and Seasonal Forecasting

 

13:30-14:00

Walter Baethgen (IRI-UColumbia, USA)

“Advances and challenges in drought early warning systems” [Abstract][Presentation]

14.00-15:00

Lunch

15:00-15:45

Abdou Ali (Agrhymet, Niger)

“Regional decision making on drought early warning in Africa”

 

Eric Wood and Ming Pan (Princeton University)

“A Probabilistic Framework for Assessing Drought Recovery” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Pilar Ycaza (CIIFEN, Ecuador)

“Regional information on drought early warning and decision support in Western South America”  [Abstract][Presentation]

15:45-16:00

Questions and Answers

16:00-16:30

Cases studies on Drought Early Warning in LAC

Meiry Sayuri Sakamoto and Eduardo Martins

“Monitoring and Climate Forecasting of Drought in Ceará State” [Abstract][Presentation]

 

Tony Anculle Condorchoa, Joel Rojas Acuña, Leonidas Ocola Aquise, y Bram Leo Willems (Universidad San Marcos, Peru)

Predicción del comienzo de la sequía en la costa norte de Perú usando el NDVI, datos in-situ y los datos El Niño Oscilación Sur (1982-2013)” [Abstract][Presentation]

16:30-17:00

Coffee (integrated in breakout sessions)

16:30-18:00

Breakout Session of the Working Groups

Working Group 1

Drought Monitoring and Seasonal Forecasting, Remote Sensing and Drought Indicators

G-WADI / IDI

UColumbia

16:30-17:00

Regional diagnostic on current conditions in LAC on:

a.       Drought Monitoring using remote sensing (Humberto Barbosa, LapisMet)

b.      Seasonal forecasting in West-LA (Pilar Ycaza, CIIFEN)

c.       Drought Atlas for LAC (Jorge Nuñez, CAZALAC)

d.      Drought indicators (Andres Ravelo, CREAN-Argentina)

17:00 – 18:00

Working Group discussion on

1)      Current needs regarding Drought Monitoring and Seasonal Forecasting

2)      Current constraints/limits for achieving those needs

3)      Current (institutional) capacities on Drought Information Tools

4)      Current funding opportunities to support national/regional action

Synthesis of an action plan for regional collaboration and the development of a regional handbook for drought management tools

Working Group 2

Drought Management in Catchments

ITT-CNRD

UCValparaiso

16:30-17:00

Diagnostic on current conditions on:

a.       Visibility of hydrological and storage drought indicators on river basin scale in drought alert systems and dss, (Santiago Penedo, ITT)

b.      Hydrological catchment modelling for drought management: opportunities and challenges (Christian Birkel, UCR/UA + ITT)

c.       Involvement of hydrological and basin parameters in drought management in Chile (Alexandra Nauditt, ITT)

d.      Identifying metrics for understanding and monitoring drought: The Eastern Nile Basin in Sudan  (Nadir Elagib ITT, Germany) [link]

17:00 – 18:00

Working Group discussion 1. Summarize useful monitoring and modelling tools for the regional handbook for drought management tools (RHDMT) 2. Summarize challenges and recommendations for the “Santiago Declaration”

Working Group 3

Drought Mitigation and Policy

Áridas-LAC, CEPAL, FAO

16:30-17:00

Regional diagnostic on current conditions in LAC on:

a.       UN Initiative on National Drought Management Plans (Oscar Rojas,   FAO/Heitor Matallo, UNCCD)

b.      Report of the regional meeting on the  Implementation of National Drought Policies in South America, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 10-14 November 2014 (Francisco Espejo, AEMET)

c.       Drought policy no Noreste do Brasil (Flavio Nascimento, UFF)

17:00 – 18:00

Working Group discussion on

1.       Current effective policy and mitigation strategies (to be included in the regional handbook for drought management tools)

2.       The desirable elements for a National Drought Policy

3.       The challenges and recommendations on National Drought Management Policy (to be included in the “Santiago Declaration”)

 

Launch of the UNESCO G-WADI-LAC programme

 

18:00-19:00

Cocktail invited by the Regional Secretariat for GWADI-LAC (CAZALAC)  

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