Tuesday, October 17, 2017

National Drought Mitigation Center

NDMC News

Summer DroughtScape: It's been an active quarter

July 31, 2017

The latest edition of DroughtScape is out. It’s been an active quarter with the release of a new flash-drought tool, QuickDRI, and a new website for the U.S. Agriculture Commodities in Drought maps.

· New weekly warning system identifies flash drought quickly

· New maps, new website highlight effects on ag

We also continued work on several of our major drought projects, both in the Middle East and North Africa region and in the Caribbean:

· Drought policy writeshops conclude in Caribbean

· NDMC provides drought vulnerability assessment training in the MENA region

Also in this edition:

· Drought encroaches on the northern Plains region in second quarter

· Impact tools racks up submissions as drought hits northern Plains

· Hayes, Svoboda contribute to EU report on disaster risk management

· Drought, regional climate centers receive Climate Adaptation honorable mention

· Reconnecting to improve drought preparedness in Africa

 

Read DroughtScape, Summer 2017

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