Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Summary and Recording Now Available: California and Southwest Drought and Wildfire Webinar 2 June 2021

Summary and Recording Now Available: California and Southwest Drought and Wildfire Webinar

The recent webinar provided 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.

Government Interventions Rather Than Climate Conditions Primarily Curb COVID-19’s Spread, NOAA and International Team Say 18 March 2021

Government Interventions Rather Than Climate Conditions Primarily Curb COVID-19’s Spread, NOAA and International Team Say

A new report cautions that weather and climate conditions, including the onset of higher temperatures during spring, should not be used as a trigger to relax COVID-19 transmission reduction measures.

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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