Subgroups of the Colorado River Basin Pilot

Science Center Objects

The Rocky Mountain Region is working with a multidisciplinary team of experts within the Colorado River Basin to determine how the USGS can develop integrative science, data, models, and tools that can be used to address key science challenges related to drought risk within the basin.

Spatial Catalog: Focused on revising and improving the existing Spatial Catalog as an initial prototype product. This subgroup is responsible for creating a revised spatial catalog for outreach activities as an initial quick win for the pilot. Team lead: Meghan Dick

Communication Products: Focused on developing communication and documentation products. This subgroup is responsible for continuous gathering and documentation of pilot lessons learned in coordination with other sub-groups and the overarching pilot team. This subgroup is also responsible for coordinating the creation of communication products for on-going efforts. Team lead: Anne Tillery

Stakeholder Engagement: Focused on developing a stakeholder engagement and outreach strategy. This subgroup is responsible for developing the strategy, recruiting individuals to conduct outreach, and coordinating overall stakeholder outreach sessions. Team lead: Rebecca Frus

Data Management: Focused on developing a data management and information management strategy. This subgroup is responsible for creating and executing the strategy to manage the data and information collected for the pilot. Team lead: Chris Skinner

Data Collection: Focused on internal data collection and information gathering. This subgroup is responsible for developing a plan and working with the pilot team to conduct internal outreach, seek input from across the bureau, and coordination with key groups on the pilot data collection and information gathering efforts. Team lead: Rebecca Frus

Short-Term Prototypes: Focused on identifying and supporting prototype products and quick wins for this fiscal year. This subgroup is responsible for identifying and coordinating a portfolio of quick win projects in fiscal year 2021. Team leads: Katharine Dahm, Daniel Jones

Long-Term Planning: Focused on long-term pilot planning and developing a pilot implementation plan. This subgroup is responsible for developing the long-term vision for the pilot and writing the Pilot Implementation Plan. Team leads: Katharine Dahm, Daniel Jones

Science Strategy: Focused on developing a Colorado River Basin Drought Science Strategy. This subgroup is responsible for coordinating the completion of a Science Strategy with the broader pilot team. Team lead: Todd Hawbaker

Funding Proposals: Focused on identifying resources for short, mid-, and long-term pilot projects to implement the pilot effort. This subgroup is responsible for identifying and coordinating available USGS resources for upcoming FY 2021, FY 2022, and longer-term activities to support the pilot. Team lead: Eric Anderson

Team Members

 

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