Sunday, July 05, 2015

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Past NDMC Events

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Ethiopia Workshop 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 28-29, 2015

Tsegaye Tadesse, Nicole Wall, and Tonya Haigh organize and host a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of our NASA project, "Seasonal Prediction of Hydro-Climatic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa under Evolving Climate Conditions to Support Adaptation Strategies."

Nebraska WETS

Hastings, NE, June 10-12, 2015

Tonya Bernadt is part of a team from the School of Natural Resources providing training to K - 6th grade teachers in the Hastings area. This professional development is part of the Nebraska Water for Elementary Teachers of Science project.

Looking Ahead: Managing Drought and Recovery on the Ranch (Clinton, OK on June 3 & Frederick, OK on June 4)

Clinton and Frederick, OK, June 3-4, 2015

This workshop will feature information for ranchers who are dealing with long-term choices associated with drought, as well as drought recovery. The workshop is free and open to the public. It is funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is being hosted by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) ,National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), NOAA Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), Great Plains Grazing, Oklahoma State Extension (beefextension.com), and the USDA Ag Research Service. To register please visit the NDMC Ranch Plan Website: http://drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/

Looking Ahead: Managing Drought and Recovery on the Ranch

Beaver, OK, May 21, 2015

This workshop will feature information for ranchers who are dealing with long-term choices associated with drought, as well as drought recovery. The workshop is free and open to the public. It is funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is being hosted by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) ,National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Oklahoma State Extension, NOAA Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), Great Plains Grazing, the Beaver County Conservation District, and the USDA Ag Research Service. To register please visit the NDMC Ranch Plan Website: http://drought.unl.edu/ranchplan/

Walking the tightrope: Navigating extreme drought in a Rocky Mountain resort community

, , May 15, 2015

When it comes to the economy of most ski resorts and recreation-based communities, drought is a bad or even a banned word. Diane Johnson, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Eagle River Water and Sanitation District (which serves the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek as well as surrounding communities), and Nolan Doesken, State Climatologist for Colorado, will recount the drought of 2012. This webinar is co-hosted by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Colorado State University, the National Drought Mitigation Center, and the National Integrated Drought Information System Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group.

Winnebago Student Academy Water Banking Day

Winnebago, NE, May 6, 2015

Nicole Wall, Deborah Wood, and Tonya Bernadt traveled to Winnebago, NE to work with the middle school student academy. Two 1.5 hour sessions covering weather, climate, drought, watersheds, and water quality were presented in conjunction with the Center's game called Water Banking.

Winnebago Tribe Outreach

Winnebago, NE, May 6, 2015

Tonya Bernadt, Nicole Wall, and Deborah Wood travel to Winnebago, Nebraska to educate 7th and 8th graders of the Winnebago tribe about water budgeting and conservation. Students will use the water banking game with pre-drought and drought scenarios in which they will have to work in teams to come up with a water budget that meets everyone's needs.

Jesslyn Brown Visit 2015

Lincoln, NE, April 9-10, 2015

Jesslyn Brown, a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, visits the NDMC on April 9. She has been a collaborator with the NDMC and will present a seminar as part of the Steve Lavin Memorial Lecture Series. The 2:00 p.m. lecture on April 10 is in Hardin Hall and is titled "The Time (and the Pixels) They Are A-Changin'."

Mirek Trnka Visit 2015

Lincoln, NE, April 6-May 27

Mirek Trnka, a Senior Researcher at the Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, visits the NDMC. He has been a collaborator with the NDMC for several years.

Earth Wellness Festival 2015

Lincoln, NE, March 25-26, 2015

NDMC staff Tonya Bernadt, Nicole Wall, and Deb Wood volunteer at the Earth Wellness Festival at Southeast Community College and provide hands-on activities for participants. Fifth grade students from various schools learn about the environment and importance of natural resources. Approximately 3,000 students from various schools attend this annual event.

Bozeman, MT Drought Workshop

Bozeman, MT, March 17-18, 2015

Mike Hayes and Deborah Bathke host and present during a workshop for the Watershed Corps in Montana's Missouri River Basin.

NOAA/NWS Webinar

Lincoln, NE, February 19, 2015

Brian Fuchs leads this weekly Midwest and Great Plains Drought Webinar sponsored by NIDIS.

Wind River Webinar 2015

Lincoln, NE, February 18, 2015

Wind River Training and Planning Webinar, led by Mike Hayes, addresses the importance of drought planning to the Wind River Water Board and discusses the agenda for the March 3 workshop.

Community Capitals Framework Webinar

Lincoln, NE, January 28, 2015

Deborah Bathke and Nicole Wall participate in the NIDIS EPC group-sponsored Community Capitals Framework webinar.

Caribbean Drought Training Workshops

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 19-23, 2015

Mark Svoboda, Brian Fuchs, and Chris Poulsen will participate and present at drought training workshops, "Building Regional Climate Capacity in the Caribbean," in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Climate Masters of Nebraska 2015

Lincoln, NE, January 15-March 19

Climate Masters of Nebraska is an adult education program which was developed to teach about climate change and ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The course is free and lasts 10 weeks. Registration is required.

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