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.

Higher Atmospheric Thirst from Climate Change to Increase Fire Danger and Drought in California and Nevada 18 November 2020

Higher Atmospheric Thirst from Climate Change to Increase Fire Danger and Drought in California and Nevada

Since the start of the 21st century California and Nevada have suffered extreme wildland fires and droughts that have caused devastating impacts to ecosystems and society. A common feature of these events has been very high evaporative demand—the “thirst” of the atmosphere—which has largely been driven by increased air temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation 19 August 2020

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation is a major contributor to the Intermountain West’s economy, but the future viability of many businesses—particularly small businesses—in the industry is threatened by their drought vulnerabilities and the region’s projected increases in drought severity and frequency.

NIDIS highlights 2019 achievements in first ever Annual Report 29 July 2020

NIDIS highlights 2019 achievements in first ever Annual Report

The Report provides insight into the many accomplishments of the program over the previous year and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Virtual National Soil Moisture Workshop - August 12 & 13, 2020 14 July 2020

Virtual National Soil Moisture Workshop - August 12 & 13, 2020

This annual meeting provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research, development, and applications to come together. 

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