— SPEAKER — MEGHAN SITTLER Research and Outreach Specialist National Drought Mitigation Center Lincoln, NE Working Beyond Boundaries
Risk Management Beyond Boundaries Meghan Sittler National Drought Mitigation Center
Population Growth, meet Drought Boise, 46.1% Provo, 39.8% Denver, 30.4% Las Vegas, 83.3% Raleigh-Durham, 38.9% Phoenix, 45.3% Atlanta, 38.9% Dallas-Ft Worth, 29.3% Austin, 47.7% Orlando, 34.3% 2000 Census Figures—Percent change in population growth, 1990-2000
National Drought Mitigation Center Lessen societal vulnerability to drought by promoting planning and the adoption of appropriate risk management techniques.
Activities Monitoring Planning & Mitigation Education & Outreach
Assessing Impacts Droughtreporter.unl.edu
As a plea for help! Do depicted areas match “on the ground” conditions? Policymaking How Do People Use the Drought Impact Reporter?
Community-based drought awareness & planning Build upon: NWS’ “Storm Ready Communities” Groundwater Foundation’s “Groundwater Guardian” “Drought Ready Communities”
Waters of Nebraska KIDs Activity book Climate Variability and Change Curriculum Proposed development of curriculum US focused initially Expand to Global Basics + mitigation/risk management Climate & Water Education
Low Flow Projects Red River of the North (2007) Upper Missouri (2006) Upper Mississippi (2004) North Platte (2005) Upper Colorado (2008) Trinity River Basin (2007)
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