Drought and Climate Change

Day 1 (April 23, 2015)

A Global perspective on climate change and waterDr. Norman L. Miller (University of California)

Droughts: Definitions, Monitors and Causes -Odalys Martínez (NOAA-NWS)

Change in water use patterns and trends in Puerto RicoAlejandro Silva (Economist)

Perspectives for drought management in the Caribbean – Dr. Félix Aponte González (DNER)

El cambio climático y la sequía: eventos extremos que amenazan la biodiversidad, la sociedad y la salud públicaDr. Pablo Méndez Lázaro (UPR)

Methodology to monitor Drought Intensity in Puerto RicoDr. Sofía Burgos Caraballo, (DNER)

Day 2 (April 24, 2015)

Drought effects in coastal ecosystemsDr. Ricardo Colón Rivera, (SJ Bay Estuary)

Water conservation and drought response in the agricultural sector -Edwin Almodovar Román, (USDA-NRCS)

Smarter strategies to enhance water supply reliability in Puerto Rico– Eng. Gregory L. Morris

Lessons from California’s experience in confronting drought – Dr. Norman L. Miller, (University of California– Berkeley)

Advanced groundwater development in hard rock aquifers-Dr. James Emery (Emery & Garrett Groundwater Investigations)

Water supply during drought – Eng. Alberto Lázaro Castro (AAA)