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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 to Host Drought Update & Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest 5/24/2021 2:00 PM

NIDIS to Host Drought Update & Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest

The webinar and update is designed to provide 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.

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.

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. 

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