From UNR's Nevada Today:
Two representatives of the University of Nevada, Reno will be part of a newly appointed Nevada Drought Forum. Mark Walker, dean of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and Doug Boyle, associate professor in the College of Science and Nevada State Climatologist, will join the group described by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval as "some of the best minds in Nevada's scientific, government and industry sectors" to address the drought situation and define the "path to sustainability."
Sandoval, an alumnus of the University of Nevada, Reno, signed the executive order April 8 creating the Nevada Drought Forum in a setting emblematic of the drought situation. His podium was on a bed of sand below the boat launch at Washoe Lake.
"Where we are standing now is usually under 3 feet of water," he said.
The Nevada Drought Forum will conduct a series of public meetings and is anticipated to provide a final set of short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to Sandoval. The effort will build on the findings and next steps put forth in the Western Governors' Drought Forum Final Report, an initiative led by Sandoval who is currently chairman of the Western Governors' Association.
Learn more here: http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2015/nevada-drought-forum
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