The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Post-fire Flooding and Extreme Precipitation



Event Information

Title: Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Post-fire Flooding and Extreme Precipitation

Dates: September 22-23, 2014

Workshop Location: Southern Nevada Water Authority (Molasky Location), 100 City Parkway, Suite 700, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Maps: Directions to venue.   Venue, lodging, airport.

Workshop Funding: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Workshop Report


Event Description

This workshop will bring together floodplain managers, urban planners, fire ecologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and climatologists, in order to address issues related to the confluence of fires in headwater regions, post-fire flooding in headwaters and downstream areas, and the prospect of changes in future precipitation and fire regimes in the Intermountain West.  Workshop participants will exchange knowledge about these issues, with reference to pre-fire, during fire, and post-fire time frames.  During discussion and breakout sessions, participants will provide recommendations with respect to research needs and items to be included in a toolkit of information pertaining to the workshop topics.

Workshop Goals:

  • Review case studies from communities in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico and share lessons learned
  • Evaluate the state of knowledge regarding headwaters and downstream concerns, hydrology and fire ecology, flood impacts, perceived threats
  • Document biophysical science needs and gaps
  • Document management decision science needs and gaps


Please note that this workshop may be attended by invitation only. If you cannot attend and would like to suggest someone to take your place, or if you have any questions about the content of the workshop, please email Gregg Garfin (



Gregg Garfin - content and workshop logistics 

University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment



Mia Hammersley - workshop logistics 

University of Arizona, Water, Society & Policy Program


Ashleigh Grogan - travel reimbursement

University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment






Draft Agenda

Draft White Paper



Travel Arrangements


Reimbursement Procedure: 

1. Overview.  We will provide travel, lodging, and meals reimbursement for workshop participants.  We regret that we cannot provide reimbursement to any Federal agency employees.  Reimbursement details will be handled by the business office of the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment.  Contact person: Ashleigh Grogan (; 520-621-7255).
2. Really important. As soon as possible, please fill out a W-9 form, sign it, and return it to Ashleigh Grogan.  Click here, to download a W-9 form. Please note that it is fine if you sign, scan, and email the form to Ashleigh; we do not require a paper copy of the W-9 form.

3. Allowable reimbursement items: air travel, airport shuttle or taxi, lodging, and meals.  We regret that we cannot provide reimbursement for alcoholic beverages and internet use charges.

4. Meals. The maximum rate you will be reimbursed for meals is $59 per day. Breakfast is allowed $12, lunch $17, and dinner $30. Even if your receipts total greater than these amounts, you will still need to submit the originals in order to be reimbursed at the allowable rate.

5. Documentation: In order to receive reimbursement, you must provide the business office of the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment with *original itemized paper receipts*. This includes receipts for meals.  The receipts must be itemized, in order for our staff to review them for non-allowable items, such as internet use charges and alcohol.  We will provide you with an addressed envelope, for you to send your receipts and other documentation.

6. Lodging: We will provide lodging for two nights, and you need to reserve and pay in advance for your own lodging.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the Golden Nugget, 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV.  The lodging rate is $79 plus state and local taxes and a Downtown Destination Fee.  We encourage you to stay at the Golden Nugget, because it is within walking distance of the workshop venue.  To reserve a room at the aforementioned rate, you must place your reservation by Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:00 PM PDT.  The reservation telephone number is 1-800-634-3454. Click here for the hotel website.  Be sure to specify that you are making reservations for the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, and mention our group name, UA Fire/Flood Workshop, and code GSFIRE.  We will not reimburse lodging fees greater than the base rate of $79 per night. 

7. Air travel: We encourage you to reserve the most economical flight that you can.  Your travel documentation must include a receipt indicating proof of payment for your flight.  An itinerary or a travel confirmation notice, without proof of payment, will not suffice.   Also please note:  if another person’s name is on the receipt for your airfare, we will have to reimburse that person.  Also, if your home institution pays for your airfare, they will have to invoice us and we will reimburse them directly. If your home institution is requesting reimbursement, we will also need a W-9 form from the home institution, with the invoice billed to the "University of Arizona, attn.: SNRE"

8. Travel Reimbursement Contact: Ashleigh Grogan, School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE), The University of Arizona (; 520-621-7255).