Saturday, October 25, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center

NDMC Calendar and Event Listing


Community Capitals Framework Institute 2014

November 5-7, 2014, Lincoln, NE

Community Capitals Framework Institute: Applications of the Community Capitals Framework in Natural Resource Planning, the Environment and Community Vitality will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The focus will be on employment of the Community Capitals Framework on issues related to water management, drought planning, and rural and community development. The event is sponsored by the Heartland Center for Leadership Development, the National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Integrated Drought Information System, and South Dakota State University. Please register at:

HYPER Drought Conference

November 13-14, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

Mark Svoboda is an invited key note speaker at the conference HYPER Droughts: Hydrological, Precipitation, Evaporation, Runoff Droughts, the EGU Leonardo Conference Series on the Hydrological Cycle.


May 19-October 31, 2014: Yared Ashenafi Bayissa, a Lecturer at Ambo University in Ambo, Ethiopia, and a Ph.D. student at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in The Netherlands, is at the NDMC to research drought assessment and forecast in the context of climate change using remote sensing and hydrologic modeling. He is working under the direction of Tsegaye Tadesse.

October 1-December 31, 2014: Haileselassie G/Mariam Weldemariam is a visiting researcher working with Dr. Tsegaye Tadesse and Dr. Robert Ogelsby of the School of Natural Resources. Haileselassie is a Ph.D. student at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and an Environmental Physics Lecturer at Mekelle University in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

October 27-31, 2014: The NDMC welcomes visitors from the Royal Center for Remote Sensing in Rabat, Morocco, for a week-long training session on drought monitoring and early warning systems.. Ms. Ehssan EL MEKNASSI YOUSSOUFI, Mohammed Faouzi SMIEJ, and Noureddine BIJABER will work with Mark Svoboda, Chris Poulsen, and others from the NDMC, and Brian Wardlow from CALMIT.

October 30-31, 2014: Dr. David Titley, a professor of practice in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University and founding director of Penn State's Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, speaks on "Climate Change and National Security: People Not Polar Bears," at the Nebraska Union on October 30 at 3:30 p.m. The seminar is presented by the School of Natural Resources, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and UNL's Office of Research and Development. Dr. Titley visits the NDMC on Friday, October 31, to meet with Mike Hayes and NDMC staff.

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