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NDMC works across the U.S. and around the world with physical and social science researchers, policymakers, agricultural producers and other stakeholders addressing topics related to drought monitoring, mitigation, planning and policy. Here are some of the places where we’ll be working in the days and weeks ahead:

American Association of State Climatologists


Location: Nebraska City, NE

Date(s): June 20, 2018 to June 22, 2018

Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs will attend the annual meeting of state climatologists, hosted this year by the Nebraska State Climate Office. The event will begin with a full-day workshop on the Applied Climate Information System, conducted by the Northeast Regional Climate Center. ACIS was developed and is maintained by the NOAA Regional Climate Centers.

ICBA/USAID Dubai 2018


Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date(s): June 27, 2018 to June 28, 2018

Cody Knutson and former NDMC Director Michael Hayes,will co-lead a workshop to provide feedback to experts conducting vulnerability assessments in the region as part of a project funded by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

USDA Midwest Climate Hub Meeting


Location: Altoona, IA

Date(s): June 28, 2018

In light of serious droughts that have impacted the Midwest region over the last few years, the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, USDA Office of the Chief Economist, and the National Drought Mitigation Center have organized a training workshop that will be held at the ISU Extension and Outreach facility in Altoona, Iowa. The workshop will include technical training on applications of the U.S. Drought Monitor, including its use by USDA programs; presentations on seasonal weather forecasting tools and processes; and USDA agency and local manager perspectives on the current drought. USDA program field staff, Extension personnel, and state, county, and local management officials are all encouraged to attend. Advance registration is required (no fee), and lunch will be provided.

World Water Week


Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Date(s): August 26, 2018 to August 31, 2018

The theme for the 2018 World Water Week, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), is “Water, Ecosystems and Human Development.” Mark Svoboda participates as part of our USAID MENA project, and will also attend meetings of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the World Meteorological Organization's Integrated Drought Management Prevention meetings while in Stockholm.