Thursday, December 08, 2016

National Drought Mitigation Center

Past NDMC Events

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Winter Season Outlook and Impacts Forum for Lower Valley Agriculture

Weslaco, TX, December 7, 2016

A one-day workshop on the upcoming winter season, the potential impacts on agriculture in the Lower Valley, and tools, grants, and available local and regional resources. Brian Fuchs, Tsegaye Tadesse, and Curtis Riganti attend.

Midwest DEWS Meeting - OH

Cincinnati, OH, December 7-8, 2016

Tonya Bernadt and Crystal Stiles (HPRCC) facilitate the Cincinnati, Ohio, Midwest DEWS meeting.

NSF-Belmont Workshop

Durham, NC, December 6-8, 2016

Faculty and staff working on the DRIVER project funded by NSF-Belmont Forum host a project workshop in North Carolina. Cody Knutson, Mark Svoboda, Deborah Bathke, Kelly Smith, Nicole Wall, and graduate assistant Elliot Wickham represent the NDMC.

Midwest DEWS Workshop - IL

Champaign, IL, December 6-7, 2016

Tonya Bernadt and Crystal Stiles (HPRCC) facilitate the Midwest DEWS meeting in Champaign, Illinois.

North Platte NRD Drought Tournament

Scottsbluff, NE, November 18, 2016

Deborah Bathke, Nicole Wall, Tonya Bernadt, and graduate assistants Tony Mucia, Marketa Podebradska, and Elliot Wickham facilitate a drought tournament sponsored by the North Platte NRD.

Midwest DEWS Workshop - IA

Cedar Rapids, IA, November 9-10, 2016

NDMC joins NIDIS in hosting a Midwest Drought Early Warning System workshop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The purpose of the workshop is to continue building a drought networking community in the region. Kelly Smith and Tonya Bernadt attend and help facilitate.

Dr. Sherry L. Burrer Visit

Lincoln, NE, November 9, 2016

Nicole Wall hosts Dr. Sherry L. Burrer from the Disaster Epidemiology and Response Team in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Center for Disease Control. Dr. Burrer is a speaker at the SNR 2016 Fall Seminar Series.

Midwest DEWS Workshop - MN

Rochester, MN, November 7-8, 2016

NDMC joins NIDIS in hosting a Midwest Drought Early Warning System workshop in Rochester, Minnesota. The purpose of the workshop is to continue building a drought networking community in the region. Kelly Smith, Tonya Bernadt, and Nicole Wall attend and help facilitate.

Gregory Gust Visit

Lincoln, NE, November 2, 2016

Tsegaye Tadesse hosts the November 2 speaker for the 2016 SNR Fall Seminar Series. Mr. Gregory Gust is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

MENA Stakeholder Meeting - Morocco

Rabat, Morocco, October 27-28, 2016

Nicole Wall, Tsegaye Tadesse, Chris Poulsen, and Theresa Jedd organize and conduct a stakeholder engagement meeting on drought management in Rabat.

Drought Outlook and Impacts Forum

Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 25, 2016

Brian Fuchs, Kelly Smith, and Tonya Haigh conduct and make presentations at this workshop on drought outlook and impacts.

MENA Stakeholder Meeting - Jordan

Amman, Jordan, October 23-24, 2016

Nicole Wall, Tsegaye Tadesse, Deborah Bathke, and Theresa Jedd organize and conduct a stakeholder engagement meeting on drought management.

Dr. Rabi Narayan Sahoo Visit

Lincoln, NE, October 17-18, 2016

Dr. Rabi Sahoo, Principal Scientist in the Division of Agricultural Physics at ICAR (Indian Agricultural Research Institute) in New Delhi, returns for a visit with UNL collaborators.

MENA Stakeholder Meeting - Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, October 9-12, 2016

Michael Hayes, Mark Svoboda, Nicole Wall, and Theresa Jedd organize and conduct a stakeholder meeting on drought management.

Dr. Robert Ahern and Erin Raser (IICA) Visit

Lincoln, NE, September 30, 2016

Dr. Robert Ahern, Leader, Agricultural Health and Food Safety, and Erin Raser, Water Specialist, with IICA (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) from Costa Rica visit with Director Mark Svoboda on drought activities in both camps and explore potential collaboration.

Rezaul Mahmood Visit

Lincoln, NE, September 28, 2016

Dr. Rezaul Mahmood visited SNR as part of the SNR Fall Seminar Series and met with several NDMC faculty and staff. Dr. Mahmood is a former post-doctoral research associate at UNL.

South Africa and USDA Visit

Lincoln, NE, September 28, 2016

Presentations by NDMC: Michael Hayes, Tsegaye Tadesse, Brian Fuchs, and Tonya Haigh. Visitors from South Africa: Rona Beukes, Senior Statistician, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Tendani John Murashia, ICT Technician, GIS, Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries; Mmamokoma Grace Maponya, Professional Development Graduate Program Candidate, Agriculture Research Council; Adolph Nyamugama, Researcher, Institute of Soil, Climate, and Water, Agriculture Research Council; Stefanus Louis Ferreira, Director, GeoTerralmage; Jacobus Petrus Stals, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, GeoTerralmage. USDA Visitors: Dave Johnson, NASS; Dean Groskurth; Rick Mueller

Pacific NW DEWS Workshop

Boise, ID, September 26-27, 2016

Mark Svoboda, Kelly Smith and Tonya Bernadt organize and conduct a NIDIS drought workshop for the Pacific NW Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) in Boise, Idaho. Mark and Kelly give presentations at the workshop.

Teresa Bilinski Visit

Lincoln, NE, September 23-24, 2016

Dr. Bilinski, St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, attends and presents at the SciComm Symposium at UNL. She will work with Theresa Jedd on science communication, broader impacts statements, and discuss mentoring under-represented groups in research.

Puerto Rico Drought Monitor Forum

San Juan, PR, September 1, 2016

Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs coordinate and conduct a Drought Monitor user forum workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as part of our USDA cooperative agreement.

U.S. Virgin Islands Drought Monitor Forum in St. Croix

St. Croix, VI, August 30-31, 2016

Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs coordinate and conduct a Drought Monitor user forum workshop in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, as part of our USDA cooperative agreement.

Wind River Workshop July 2016

Ft. Washakie, WY, July 26-27, 2016

Cody Knutson, Nicole Wall, Kelly Smith, and Crystal Stiles (High Plains Regional Climate Center) participate in and help lead discussions in a drought workshop for our Wind River Project.

Chang-Hoi Ho Visit

Lincoln, NE, July 21-August 20

Dr. Chang-Hoi Ho, Seoul National University, Korea, returns for a visit with NDMC collaborators.

Won-Ho Nam Visit

Lincoln, NE, July 21-August 20

Dr. Won-Ho Nam, former post-doctoral research associate at the NDMC now Assistant Professor at Hankyong National University, Korea, returns for a month-long visit.

South Korean Government Delegation Visit

Lincoln, NE, July 15-16, 2016

Dr. Won-Ho Nam, former post-doctoral research associate at the NDMC now Assistant Professor at Hankyong National University, Korea, accompanied South Korean Government Delegation to visit the NDMC. Visitors: Jae-Cheon Lee, Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Dr. Kwang-Ya Lee, Director, Korea Rural Community and Corporation, Agricultural Drought Mitigation Supporting Office; Dr, Hong-Sang Kim, Research Director, Korea Rural Economic Institute; Dr. Kang-Ho Jung, Senior Researcher, Rural Development Administration; Tae-Hyun Ha, Manager, Korea Rural Community and Corporation Agricultural Drought Mitigation Supporting Office; Dr. Kyung-Sook Choi, Professor, Ag Water Management, Kyungpook National University; and Dr. Jae Ryu, Associate Professor, University of Idaho, Idaho Water Center.

North American Drought Monitor Forum 2016

Fort Worth, TX, June 21-23, 2016

Mark Svoboda, Brian Fuchs, and Tsegaye Tadesse are presenters at the 2016 North American Drought Monitor Forum. This biennial NADM Forum will join the North American Fire Forecasting Workshop and the North American Climate Services Partnership to host a joint meeting in 2016.

NWS/NOAA Central Regional Climate Update Webinar

Lincoln, NE, June 16, 2016

Brian Fuchs, NDMC Climatologist, leads this webinar.

Community Capitals Framework Project Visitors

Lincoln, NE, June 9-10, 2016

Gary Goreham (North Dakota State University), Duane Gill (Oklahoma State University), and Bimal Paul (Kansas State University) visit for a wrap-up meeting of the Community Capitals Framework Disaster Recovery project.

JPL/Cal Tech Visit

Lincoln, NE, May 19-20, 2016

The NDMC welcomes Stephanie Granger and Ali Behrangi from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech to discuss using satellites to detect drought.

CCF Drought Recovery and Resilience Focus Groups

McCook, NE, May 18-19, 2016

Deborah Bathke, Nicole Wall, Theresa Jedd, and student workers Jake Petr and Tony Mucia facilitate the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) Drought Recovery and Resilience focus groups in McCook.

NIDIS Working Groups and EPC Workshops

Lincoln, NE, April 25-29, 2016

Deborah Bathke, Tonya Bernadt, Nicole Wall, and Kelly Smith participate in the NIDIS workshops, co-hosted by the the NDMC and NIDIS.

Anders Jagerskog Visit

Lincoln, NE, April 18, 2016

Anders Jagerskog from the Swedish Embassy in Jordan meets with Michael Hayes to discuss the NDMC's work in the Middle East.

Hon. Agnes M. Ndetei Visit

Lincoln, NE, March 17-24, 2016

Tsegaye Tadesse hosts Hon. Agnes M. Ndetei, Chair, Board of Directors of the National Drought Management Authority in Nairobi, Kenya, for a week long study of the work being done at the NDMC.

NSF/Belmont Australia Workshop

Adelaide, Australia, March 4-13, 2016

Mark Svoboda and Nicole Wall help conduct a drought impact/indicator workshop for stakeholders as part of the NSF/Belmont project.

Caribbean Drought Workshop - St. Kitt's

, St. Kitt's, March 1-4, 2016

Michael Hayes, Tsegaye Tadesse, Kelly Smith, and Theresa Jedd conduct a drought training and drought planning workshop with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.

Caribbean Drought Workshop - Antigua

, Antigua, February 22-26, 2016

Cody Knutson, Mark Svoboda, and Deborah Bathke conduct a drought training and drought planning workshop with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.

Nebraska Educational Television Visit

Lincoln, NE, February 22, 2016

Michael Hayes hosts Brian Seifferlein, Grant Gerlock, Ariana Brocious, and News Director Dennis Kellogg.

Ken Moore Visit

Lincoln, NE, February 18, 2016

Michael Hayes and Nicole Wall hosted Ken Moore from the Westminster Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Bemis Center Visitor

Lincoln, NE, February 10, 2016

Megan Moe Beitiks, an Artist-in-Residence from the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska, interviews Theresa Jedd about vulnerability and resilience as analytical concepts in ecology and culture. It will be integrated into a performance at the Bemis Center in Omaha, March 2016.

NIDIS Midwest DEWS Kickoff Meeting

St. Louis, MO, February 9-11, 2016

Mark Svoboda, Brian Fuchs, Nicole Wall, and Crystal Stiles (High Plains Regional Climate Center) attend and facilitate the NIDIS Midwest Drought Early Warning System kickoff meeting.

Pacific NW Drought Early Warning System Meeting

Portland, OR, February 2-3, 2016

Mark Svoboda participates and helps facilitate the NIDIS Pacific NW Drought Early Warning System meeting.

Community Capitals Framework Meeting

Lincoln, NE, January 27-29, 2016

Deborah Bathke and Nicole Wall host the Community Capitals Framework/North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) project meeting being held at the International Quilt Center on East Campus.

Caribbean Drought Workshop - St. Lucia

, St. Lucia, January 25-29, 2016

Michael Hayes, Cody Knutson, and Brian Fuchs conduct a drought training and drought planning workshop with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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