Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Drought Early Warning System:What is needed? • Brian Fuchs, Climatologist • National Drought Mitigation Center • School of Natural Resources • University of Nebraska-Lincoln NWS Shreveport, LA Regional Climate Conference August 26-27, 2014
Outline • The National Drought Mitigation Center • Planning for Drought • Current Drought Conditions • El Nino? • Seasonal Drought Outlook • Questions
National Drought Mitigation Center • Established in 1995 • Founder: Dr. Don Wilhite • Current Director: Dr. Mike Hayes • The NDMC is a soft money, grant funded organization • Current staff: 16 people, tremendous diversity of expertise
National Drought Mitigation Center Mission: To lessen societal vulnerability to drought by promotingplanningand the adoption of appropriate risk management techniques. www.drought.unl.edu
Tools for Planning: NDMC and NIDIS • Planning at all scales • All droughts are “local” • Planning should start locally and involve the “locals” • Planning is a “living” process
Contact Information: • Brian Fuchs • firstname.lastname@example.org • 402-472-6775 • National Drought Mitigation Center • School of Natural Resources • University of Nebraska-Lincoln