COLORADO RIVER BASIN INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY USGS APPROACH TO CONVERGENT RESEARCH
- Application of Innovative Data Collection Technologies and Integrated, Multi-scale Observation Networks
- Integrated Science to Address Climate Change Impacts in the Colorado River Basin
- Groundwater Dependent Streams, Ecosystems, and Research
- Wildfire Risk and Post Fire Impacts
- Impacts of Drought at High Elevations: Landcover, Forest Health, Snowpack, etc.
- Impacts of Drought on the Human System and Development
- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and High Performance Computing Applications
- Integrating Ecosystem Responses to Drought and Climate Change
- Stakeholder Engagement Strategies and Approaches in the Colorado River Basin
- Development of Science Communication Materials and Communication of Uncertainty
- Applications of Data and Information Visualization
- Drought Prediction, Integrated Predictive Modeling, and Early Warning Indicators
Participants identified challenges, capabilities, knowledge gaps, and potential opportunities to work in collaboration across disciplines to understand the complexity of drought effects on human and natural systems in the Colorado River Basin. Results from initial discussions and plans for similar discussions in 2022 with external scientists, colleagues, partners, and collaborators across the Colorado River Basin will be presented. Science is continually advancing, and there is an increasing need to interpret the connections between integrated and convergent research and science applications to provide actionable science for complex challenges. This approach supports interdisciplinary science integration to form science connections and networks in the Colorado River Basin.