NIDIS to host webinar on the future of drought in Texas

  • 4 August 2020

Event date: 9/2/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Export event

NIDIS to host webinar on the future of drought in Texas

On September 2, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) will host a webinar describing the results from new research that says Texans need to prepare for a near future that is hotter, drier, and fraught with more water extremes. Long‐range water planning is complicated by factors that are rapidly changing in the 21st century, including climate, population, and water use. According to the study, Climate projections indicate the latter half of the 21st century may be even drier in some parts of the United States than even the most arid centuries of the last 1,000 years that included megadroughts. 

In this webinar, Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon will discuss these drought projections and related climate factors for Texas, and some barriers to the use of these projections by Texas agricultural producers, large surface water suppliers, small groundwater management districts, and regional water planning districts.

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