Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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. 

NIDIS welcomes Kelsey Satalino, Digital Communications Coordinator 30 June 2020

NIDIS welcomes Kelsey Satalino, Digital Communications Coordinator

Before joining NIDIS, Kelsey helped guide digital marketing strategy and website user experience as an assistant marketing manager at Boston Market.

NIDIS welcomes Sylvia Reeves, Northeast Drought Early Warning System Coordinator 16 June 2020

NIDIS welcomes Sylvia Reeves, Northeast Drought Early Warning System Coordinator

Sylvia brings to this role significant expertise and experience in atmospheric sciences and meteorology as well as emergency management, including emergency planning and preparedness, training, natural hazards decision support, and multidisciplinary preparedness planning.

Megadrought in southwestern North America and implications for the Colorado River 19 May 2020

Megadrought in southwestern North America and implications for the Colorado River

The National Integrated Drought Information System will host an upcoming webinar and just released a webinar recording that discuss recent research which shows that anthropogenic warming is leading to an emerging megadrought in southwestern North America.

Climate-related extreme events can, but do not consistently, motivate change for water managers 13 May 2020

Climate-related extreme events can, but do not consistently, motivate change for water managers

The findings have important implications for assumptions about what might drive organizational learning and change among water managers for climate adaptation in the future.

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