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Water availability constitutes one of the key challenges in the context of climate change. It is linked with alterations in various components of the water cycle and can be associated with large impacts on human society, through changes in droughts, floods, and long-term water resources.

The hydrological, biogeophysical, and Earth science communities have come together to develop a robust effort that addresses the water challenges facing the central western North American continent. This includes regions of the U.S. and Canada, which are particularly affected by climate-related water changes.

This workshop explored creating a Regional Hydroclimate Project that tackles water availability from different vantage points: high resolution climate modeling, evaluation of climate projections, mountain hydrology, observations, ecosystem science, socioeconomic and political impacts, and the intersection of water, energy, and people.

Workshop objectives included:

Thanks to all those who joined us at the workshop. Abbreviated notes are available here