established the Nevada Drought Forum on April 8, 2015 to bring together the
best minds, managers and all interested stakeholders to assess the drought in
Nevada, identify best conservation practices and policy needs, and make
recommendations to the Governor regarding next steps. In his Order,
Governor Sandoval also mandated full water audits of State facilities and
implementation of water conservation strategies at State facilities.
Additionally, Governor Sandoval urged local governments and private citizens to
conduct similar audits and conserve water in consultation with local water
Nevada Drought Forum was established to:
- Build on the activities of the existing Nevada Drought Response Committee;
- Evaluate key findings and next steps identified in the Western Governors’ Drought Forum Final Report as they relate to Nevada;
- Meet with relevant stakeholders including, but not limited to, agricultural producers, municipal water suppliers, the industrial sector, recreation interests, Tribal Nations,
and members of the general public; and
- Determine, with input from stakeholders and the public, the elements of a final report to the Governor.
Nevada Drought Forum Schedule