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2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute to include focus on water and drought

This year’s Community Capitals Framework Institute, Nov. 5-7 in Lincoln, Nebraska, will focus on issues related to water management, drought planning, evaluation, and rural and community development. Registration is open, and the organizers are now accepting abstracts from people who would like to present their experiences for discussion.

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NDMC News

NDMC helps Brazil implement drought early warning and risk management

Aug 28, 2014
Efforts to help Brazil be better prepared for drought are underway at a variety of scales, and experts associated with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been involved in all of them. Mike Hayes, climatologist and director of the NDMC, spent an intensive two days in the state of Pernambuco in August as a visiting expert. Mark Svoboda, climatologist and leader of the NDMC’s Monitoring program area, was in Ceara in August as part of an ongoing World Bank project to establish an operational drought monitoring product for northeast Brazil.
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July Drought & Impacts Summary: Entrenched in West, eased in NM, TX, OK, KS, CO & NE

Aug 8, 2014
Drought remained entrenched over the Western states, especially California, in July 2014, but eased in parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. Water shortage dominated the impacts, but official responses to drought and drought’s effects on agriculture, fire, public health, energy, the environment and tourism were all topics of active concern. Read more in the July 2014 Drought and Impact Summary from the National Drought Mitigation Center.


Drought coverage holding steady at 34 percent of contiguous US, most intense in California and West

Aug 7, 2014
During the four-week period ending on August 5, 2014, contiguous U.S. drought coverage was virtually unchanged at 34 percent. Coverage reached its year-to-date peak of 40 percent on May 6, but subsequent rainfall across portions of the nation’s mid-section and the Southwest has slightly reduced drought’s imprint.
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National Drought Mitigation Center
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

819 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
P.O. Box 830988
Lincoln, NE 68583–0988

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phone: (402) 472–6707
fax: (402) 472–2946
e-mail: ndmc@unl.edu

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