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.
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.
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.
The plan outlines priority tasks and activities to build drought early warning capacity and resilience.
The Strategy will lead to improved drought monitoring, forecasting, and resilience for tribal nations.
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Dr. Sandy Lucas
CVP Program Manager
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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