Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4

Decision Support System for Reducing Agricultural Risks Caused by Climate Variability
Goals and Objectives
The long-term goal of this project is to design, develop, and implement a prototype comprehensive information and decision support system. The purpose of this system is to inform farmers, ranchers, foresters, water resource managers, industry, and policy makers about climate risks and to identify management practices that can reduce risks and increase benefits by using this climate information.This system has been implemented on the Internet at Specific objectives for this study are: (1) to design and develop prototype climate forecast information; (2) to design and develop prototype state and regional agricultural and water resource outlooks; (3) to design and develop prototype commodity-based decision support system; (4) to design and develop prototype watershed-based decision support system; and (5) to educate producers and their advisors on the applications of climate–based decision support systems and evaluate the design and potential value of decision support tools and systems.
Planned Outputs
Watershed-based forecast applications to water resources management
Project Lead
Jones, James W
Project Participants
Jones, James W
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
Water and Climate
Grant Award Dates
8/15/2009 to 8/14/2011