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Dry Horizons: Plan to grow healthy communities

January 18, 2018

The January edition of Dry Horizons featured a planning guide from the American Planning Association that promoted addressing public health impacts of communities as was historically done.

“The bottom line for planners is to understand and affirm that how a community is planned and designed has a direct effect on the health of its residents,” the guide states. “It is also critical for planners to use this understanding, and the guide generally, as the standard for creation of good public policy.”

 


December 2017 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought intensifies across the Southwest and southern United States

January 10, 2018

Compared to January 2017, the area of the contiguous United States affected by drought is up by nearly 23 percent, but the population being affected is down by 48 percent.  These differences reflect the shift in drought conditions from highly populated areas (California, the Southeast, New England) in January 2017 to more sparsely populated regions (northern Plains) in January 2018.

Water and Climate Program to target government officials

December 18, 2017

This year, Nebraska Extension and the National Drought Mitigation Center are teaming up to create greater awareness among government officials about current and future water issues in the state. The Nebraska Association of County Officials — Institute of Excellence, Advanced Institute will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Student Union, Ponderosa Room. 


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