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:

Ethiopian Space Science & Technology Institute Meetings

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date(s): September 9, 2018 to September 23, 2018

Tsegaye Tadesse travels to Addis Ababa to lead training session and to participate in the Ethiopian Space Science & Technology Institute's research scientist program meetings.

ICBA Meeting - Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date(s): September 23, 2018 to September 26, 2018

Mark Svoboda will conduct a drought risk management workshop with the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture and partnering countries working on a regional drought management system in the Middle East and North Africa.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertificaton

Location: Bonn, Germany

Date(s): October 9, 2018 to October 13, 2018

NDMC Director Mark Svoboda travels to Bonn, Germany to attend the Science Policy Interface team meeting for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The mandate for Svoboda and other members of the SPI team is to "translate current science into policy-relevant recommendations resulting from assessment and synthesis of current science."

Forecasting, Monitoring and Responding to Drought in Utah

Location: Ogden, UT

Date(s): October 24, 2018

Join experts from the National Drought Mitigation Center, NOAA, the USDA and Utah State University for a one-day workshop to learn about and discuss: The U.S. Drought Monitor · Drought Tools and Resources · USDA Programs and the Drought Monitor · Current conditions and seasonal outlook · Monitoring precipitation and drought impacts.