National Drought Mitigation Center

About Us

The National Drought Mitigation Center’s mission is to reduce the effects of drought on people, the environment and the economy by researching the science of drought monitoring and the practice of drought planning. We collaborate with and learn from decision-makers at all levels – individual ranchers, communities, regions, watersheds, tribes, states, countries – across the US and around the world. We organize and present workshops, writeshops and other capacity-building activities, in close cooperation with local partners.

Who We Are

We are a team of experts whose goal is to mitigate drought and its effects worldwide. Individually, we are climatologists, remote sensing and information technology scientists, sociologists, community and regional planners and developers, geographers, analysts, and communicators. We look forward to matching our expertise with your needs.

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You can support the work of the NDMC by making a tax-deductible donation through the University of Nebraska Foundation.

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Our Partners

International Organizations

Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

Global Water Partnership

International Water Management Institute

Integrated Drought Management Programme

Southern Africa Development Community

UN Convention to Combat Desertification

UN Environment Programme

UN Food and Agricultural Organization

UN World Food Programme

UN World Meteorological Organization

U.S. Agency for International Development

Foreign Government Agencies

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Botswana Department of Water Affairs


Environment and Climate Change Canada

Eswatini National Disaster Management Agency

Korea Water Resources Corporation

Peru Ministry of Agricultural Development and Irrigation

Zimbabwe Department of Civil Protection

Nonprofit, Tribal & Private Orgs

ACF Stakeholders

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network

Conservation Science Partners

East-West Center

Intertribal Agricultural Council

Middle Rio Grande Pueblos

North Central Region Water Network

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

State Grazing Lands Coalition

Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate Adaptation Partnerships Program

Climate Program Office

National Centers for Environmental Information

National Integrated Drought Information System

National Water Center

Climate Prediction Center

Regional Climate Centers

River Forecast Centers

Office of Atmospheric Research

Federal and State Agencies

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Reclamation

Federal Emergency Management Agency

State of Iowa


National Science Foundation

State of Nebraska

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

South Carolina State Climate Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Climate Hubs

Farm Service Agency

Foreign Agricultural Service

Forest Service

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Office of the Chief Economist

Risk Management Agency

World Agricultural Outlook Board

Academic Institutions

Bindura University of Science Education

Colorado State University

Emerson College

Iowa State University

Kansas State University

Montana State University

Nebraska Indian Community College

New Mexico State University

North Central Climate Collaborative

North Dakota State University

Purdue University

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

University of Arizona

University of California-Santa Barbara

University of Colorado-Boulder

University of Iowa

University of Maryland

University of Nevada-Reno

University of Texas-Austin

University of Southern Queensland

University of Wisconsin-Madison