NIDIS Hosts Drought Webinar Series for Tribal Nations in the Northern Plains 8 June 2021

NIDIS Hosts Drought Webinar Series for Tribal Nations in the Northern Plains

As drought in the Northern Plains continues to worsen, this webinar series will provide Tribal Nations up-to-date information on drought and its impacts, as well as related resources to help them prepare and respond.

Summary and Recording Now Available: California and Southwest Drought and Wildfire Webinar 2 June 2021

Summary and Recording Now Available: California and Southwest Drought and Wildfire Webinar

The recent webinar provided stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on the current drought status and outlook, as well as the wildland fire potential outlook.

Study Proposes New Way to Define Drought, Capturing Natural Variations and Human Actions 18 May 2021

Study Proposes New Way to Define Drought, Capturing Natural Variations and Human Actions

While drought is commonly defined by precipitation and runoff deficits, the study challenges this understanding by proposing a new definition: anthropogenic drought. Within human‐water systems, drought must be defined and understood as the complex and interrelated dynamics of both natural and human‐induced changes, the authors say.

Midwest DEWS Hosts Partner Input Sessions on 2021-2024 Strategic Action Plan 11 May 2021

Midwest DEWS Hosts Partner Input Sessions on 2021-2024 Strategic Action Plan

The Plan for the Midwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) will help identify gaps and needs within the region through a consultative process, which can be used to direct NIDIS and other federal agency funding as well as justify other investments. The partner input sessions will ensure that the Plan accurately represents the needs of regional partners.

NIDIS Research Supports California Drought Webinar 27 April 2021

NIDIS Research Supports California Drought Webinar

The webinar, funded by NIDIS and hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center, will welcome state and local experts for a panel discussion on how to reduce drought impacts for the most vulnerable sectors.

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