On Aug. 15, Gretel Follingstad and Elizabeth Ossowski from NIDIS led the kick-off Federal-partners meeting at the Department of Interior in Washington D.C. for a new Climate-Adaptive Drought Planning (CADP) platform. The CADP is a whole-of-government collaboration that integrates and curates scientific data products and downscaled global climate modeling for drought risk assessments in a changing climate. The CADP serves as a deliverable to the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP), which is co-led by the US Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition to improving drought risk assessment, the CADP will provide high quality, up-to-date drought planning guidance and resources curated from federal, tribal, state, and local agencies; academia; private and non-profit organizations.
The CADP will provide a usable, integrated platform for needed technical assistance for drought planning with consideration of climate change impacts. The partnering agencies will launch a Needs Assessment survey for the CADP in November of 2023. The CADP will be a functioning element on drought.gov by the end of 2026.
For more information, contact Gretel Follingstad.
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