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Overview | When and Where | Registration | Agenda | Pre-Workshop Webinar | Logistics | Workshop Resources


The Arkansas-White-Red River Basin faces unique water management challenges and diverse water needs due to the various states, water management stakeholders, geographic, geologic, and climate areas that the basin encompasses. To understand these unique challenges, WWAO will be hosting a Needs Assessment Workshop for the Arkansas-White-Red River Basin, which will include key stakeholders, resources managers, and decision makers from the Basin, as well as NASA scientists developing water decision-support applications.

The goals of this event are to:

Previous needs assessments conducted by NASA WWAO in other western basins have documented a variety of use cases for NASA data (reports are listed at the bottom of this page). These use cases cover topics ranging from forecasting and monitoring water availability, use and quality to watershed health to responding to extreme events such as floods and drought. High-priority use cases in the Arkansas-White-Red Basin may form the basis of future WWAO awards, partnerships and initiatives.

When and Where

Date: May 28 – 30, 2024
Location: Tentatively the Skirvin Hilton, Oklahoma City, OK
Room(s): TBD
More details coming soon!


The Needs Assessment Workshop is by invitation only. Please reach out to Julie Molacek at or (402) 399-1458 if you have any questions regarding registration.


The Needs Assessment workshop will span three days, with half-day sessions on day 1 and day 3. A social event will follow the end of the session on day 1. A workshop agenda will be posted soon.

Pre-Workshop Webinar

Workshop participants will be asked to attend a pre-workshop webinar, which will introduce them to NASA’s use-case methodology and prepare them for the in-person gathering. The webinar will be held on March 21 at 1 p.m. Central Time. Contact Julie Molacek at or (402) 399-1458 if you have not received an invitation.

Following the webinar, meeting materials will be posted on this page prior to the workshop.


Venue and Accommodation

Tentatively the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Room(s): TBD

Workshop Resources

Useful NASA Earth and Water Data Resources

NASA and WWAO Water Tools

Tools co-developed by NASA, WWAO and partners that harness remotely-sensed data to inform water decisions

WWAO Water Management Needs Assessment Reports