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DroughtScape Summer 2016 available now

Jul 29, 2016

The latest edition of DroughtScape is out. Patches of drought are emerging across the United States, with some areas seeing intensified drought.

The Drought Impact Reporter got a few updates, increasing and personalizing usability, and NDMC climatologists wrote the first comprehensive drought indices guidebook, which was released to the public in early summer.

Read those stories and more in this quarter's issue of DroughtScape: DroughtScape, Summer 2016

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Drought guidebook most comprehensive catalog of indicators available

Jul 28, 2016

The Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices brings into one resource guide 50 drought tools being used by planners and policymakers around the world.

The guidebook, written by Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs, climatologists with the National Drought Mitigation Center at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and released by the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP), is available online here. It is a part of the Integrated Management Tools and Guidelines Series compiled by the IDMP, a partnership by the World Meteorological Organization and Global Water Partnership, and it will be translated into Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian.

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NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought

Jul 12, 2016
Composite Drought Index for Middle East and North Africa region

Three organizations at the University of Nebraska, including the National Drought Mitigation Center, are co-leading a $4 million research effort with the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. The project is designed to help the Middle East and North Africa region balance water consumption and increase agricultural productivity, with a focus on drought management.
Participating NU centers are: the NDMC, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies.

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