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  1. — SPEAKER — MEGHAN SITTLER Research and Outreach Specialist National Drought Mitigation Center Lincoln, NE Working Beyond Boundaries

  2. Risk Management Beyond Boundaries Meghan Sittler National Drought Mitigation Center

  3. 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

  4. Projected Drought Vulnerability in Utah

  5. National Drought Mitigation Center Lessen societal vulnerability to drought by promoting planning and the adoption of appropriate risk management techniques.

  6. Activities Monitoring Planning & Mitigation Education & Outreach

  7. Assessing Impacts Droughtreporter.unl.edu

  8. As a plea for help! Do depicted areas match “on the ground” conditions? Policymaking How Do People Use the Drought Impact Reporter?

  9. Community-based drought awareness & planning Build upon: NWS’ “Storm Ready Communities” Groundwater Foundation’s “Groundwater Guardian” “Drought Ready Communities”

  10. 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

  11. 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)

  12. Ranch Plan

  13. VegDRI http://www.drought.unl.edu/vegdri/VegDRI_Main.htm

  14. Questions? http://drought.unl.edu msittler2@unl.edu