NDMC works across the U.S. and around the world with physical and social science researchers, policymakers, agricultural producers and other stakeholders addressing topics related to drought monitoring, mitigation, planning and policy. Here are some of the places where we’ll be working in the days and weeks ahead:

World Bank South Africa Workshop

Location: Eswatini, South Africa

Date(s): February 3, 2020 to February 14, 2020

Mark Svoboda, Cody Knutson, and John Swigart to conduct a project workshop for the World Bank in Eswatini for multiple southern African nations.

U. S. Drought Monitor Workshop: Forecasting, Monitoring and Responding to Drought in the Southeast

Location: West Columbia, SC

Date(s): February 4, 2020 to February 5, 2020

Experts from the NDMC, NOAA, USDA, and other groups will present information about the USDM, drought tools and resources, and USDA programs.

Envisioning a Regional Drought Learning Network

Location: Las Cruces, NM

Date(s): February 11, 2020 to February 12, 2020

This workshop will focus on needs and response during extreme and exceptional drought in the Southwest and Southern Plains in order to establish a prototype Drought Learning Network (DLN). The DLN will be a framework for managers to share what was successful in preparing for, responding to and recovering from drought, to inform current and future response.


Location: Bonn, Germany

Date(s): February 14, 2020 to February 20, 2020

Mark Svoboda to participate in a UNCCD Science Policy Interface meeting in Bonn, Germany.

USDA Southwest Climate Hub Workshop 2020

Location: Kahului, HI

Date(s): April 5, 2020 to April 11, 2020

Brian Fuchs, Mark Svoboda and Tonya Bernadt to attend and present two workshops in Hawaii on both Maui and the Big Island as part of our work with the USDA Southwest Climate Hub.

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