Study Provides New Understanding of Plants, Droughts, and Climate Change to Improve Models 12 January 2021

Study Provides New Understanding of Plants, Droughts, and Climate Change to Improve Models

Building models that can appropriately capture plant-water interactions is critical in order to accurately simulate the onset and evolution of droughts and their cascading impacts throughout the Earth system.

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.

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.

NIDIS Releases Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy 24 November 2020

NIDIS Releases Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy

The Strategy will lead to improved drought monitoring, forecasting, and resilience for tribal nations.

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