NIDIS's Elizabeth Weight Nominated to the New WMO Standing Committee on Agricultural Services' Expert Team on Drought 20 April 2021

NIDIS's Elizabeth Weight Nominated to the New WMO Standing Committee on Agricultural Services' Expert Team on Drought

In this role, Weight joins seven other experts from around the world who together will work to improve drought preparedness, drought resilience, user engagement, and drought policy for agriculture, globally.

NIDIS Partners with NWS to Launch Interactive Map with Drought Information Statements 20 April 2021

NIDIS Partners with NWS to Launch Interactive Map with Drought Information Statements

Drought information statements provide up-to-date reports on the current drought situation for a Weather Forecast Office’s county warning and forecast area. 

NIDIS supports FEMA Region VIII Local Mitigation Planning Workshop 31 March 2021

NIDIS supports FEMA Region VIII Local Mitigation Planning Workshop

The workshop will provide guidance on developing or updating local hazard mitigation plans to meet the requirements for FEMA assistance. NIDIS will talk about drought as one hazard that should be considered during the planning effort, highlight data and resources on the U.S. Drought Portal to aid planners in their drought risk assessment, and join a panel on Federal Resources for Hazard Planning. 

NIDIS Synthesizes Flash Drought Research to Date in New Literature Review 8 March 2021

NIDIS Synthesizes Flash Drought Research to Date in New Literature Review

Joel Lisonbee, Molly Woloszyn, and Marina Skumanich with the CPO-led National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) developed a literature review to synthesize the research to date and provide a basis for future research on flash droughts. Specifically, they focused on documenting the range of definitions of “flash drought” being proposed in the research community.

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest 8 March 2021

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

The assessment focuses on conditions and sector impacts as a resource for future management of drought and other climate extremes.

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