Missouri River Basin DEWS Strategic Plan Released 23 December 2020

Missouri River Basin DEWS Strategic Plan Released

NIDIS has released its Strategic Plan for the Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System. The document outlines priority tasks to build drought early warning capacity and resilience. The plan also includes considerations of the effects of the 2017 Northern Plains flash drought.

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina 16 December 2020

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina

A recently completed project developed recommendations to better communicate drought to decision makers and resources that present user-driven drought information in infographics and fact sheets.

New report highlights Alaska's vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment 16 December 2020

New report highlights Alaska's vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment

An intensified pattern of wildfire is emerging in Alaska as rapidly increasing temperatures and longer growing seasons alter the state's environment.

CPO Announces new Extreme Heat Risk Initiative FY2021 Funding Opportunity 11 December 2020

CPO Announces new Extreme Heat Risk Initiative FY2021 Funding Opportunity

Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for a single competition in FY21. This competition supports a high-priority climate risk area that CPO is organizing some of its activities around to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes. This risk area, focused on extreme heat, is one of four initial risk areas; the others are coastal inundation, marine ecosystems, and water resources. 

Programs: NIHHIS

LOIs Deadline:  January 8, 2021 | Full applications for Competition 1: February 15, 2021

NIDIS Releases Pacific Northwest DEWS Strategic Plan 8 December 2020

NIDIS Releases Pacific Northwest DEWS Strategic Plan

The plan outlines priority tasks and activities to build drought early warning capacity and resilience.

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