Monday, May 21, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center

Building a Sustainable Network of Drought Communities

The Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group of the National Integrated Drought Information System organized a workshop, June 8-9, 2011, in Chicago, that brought drought planners and community planners together.

Audio recordings and presentations from the workshop are below.

Day 1: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session Chair: Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center

Local Host Welcome
Jim Schwab, American Planning Association

Workshop Welcome and Goals
Mark Svoboda

NIDIS Overview and Update
Roger Pulwarty, NOAA, NIDIS Program Office

NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities Overview
Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center

Framing the Agenda
Deborah Bathke

Integrating Planning Efforts

Audio recording

Session Chair: Lisa Darby, NOAA, NIDIS Program Office

Introduction and Session Goals
Lisa Darby

Regional Drought Early Warning Systems Pilot Overview
Lisa Darby

Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi
Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi, Colorado Water Conservation Board, participates in an exercise on identifying cultural capital.

Colorado State Plan Overview, Update, and Lessons Learned
Veva Deheza and Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Community Level Planning: Lessons Learned
Jeff Brislawn and Courtney Peppler, AMEC

Integrating Driought Planning into Multi-Hazard Planning
Jim Schwab
Audio recording

Planning Under Uncertainty

Audio recording

Session Chair: Missy Stults, ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)

Introduction and Session Goals
Missy Stults

Case Study of Current Efforts with Climate Change
Missy Stults

Climate Change in Planning Example
Lee Tryhorn, Cornell University

Climate Change in Planning Example
Beau Mitchell, Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation

Moving from Agenda to Action: Evaluating Local Climate Change
Zhenghong Tang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Chicago Climate Action Plan Adaptation Efforts
Olivia Cohn, City of Chicago, Department of Environment

Day 2: Evaluating, Updating and Assessing Drought Plans

Audio recording

Chair: Mike Hayes, National Drought Mitigation Center

Joe Hoffman, Mike Brewer, and Mario Chapa discuss drought planning.
Joe Hoffman, Interstate Commission of the Potomac River Basin, Mike Brewer, NOAA, National Climatic Data Center, and Mario Chapa, Texas Division of Emergency Management, discuss drought planning.
Introduction and Session Goals
Mike Hayes

Basin-Level Practice Drought Exercise
Joe Hoffman, Interstate Commission of the Potomac River Basin

Texas: Updating and Evaluating the Texas Drought Plan
Mario Chapa, Texas Division of Emergency management

Drought Ready Communities
Mark Svoboda and Kelly Helm Smith, National Drought Mitigation Center

Invitational Drought Tournament (Canada)
Harvey Hill, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Chair: Doug Kluck, NOAA

Introduction and Session Goals
Doug Kluck

Engaging Stakeholders
John Feldt, NOAA
Audio recording

Using the Drought Portal for Communication
Mike Brewer, NOAA, NCDC
Audio recording

Interactive Activity and Discussion on Maintaining Communication
Deborah Bathke

Resource-Based Risk Management

Audio recording

Chair: Mark Shafer, Southern Climate Impacts Program

Introduction and Session Goals
Mark Shafer

SCIPP Update and Lessons Learned
Mark Shafer

Community Capitals Framework: Expanding the Idea of Capital
Mary Emery, South Dakota State University

Conclusions and Next Steps

Audio recording

Deborah Bathke and Lisa Darby

For more information, please contact Deborah Bathke,, 402-472-6199.

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