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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:

The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG)

Location: Praia, Cape Verde

Date(s): March 19, 2019 to March 22, 2019

The theme of the 1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture is "Leaving No One Behind." The objective is to identify practical, innovative and collaborative solutions to address water scarcity in agriculture in a changing climate, with a special focus on Cape Verde, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and West African countries. Mark Svoboda presents an invited keynote talk and serves as the co-chair of the drought working group.

American Planning Association National Conference

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date(s): April 15, 2019

Cody Knutson, social scientist and NDMC Drought Planning coordinator, will co-present "Planning for Drought and Cascading Hazards," a session reporting on a drought-related survey of planners, a drought planning summit, and on drought and cascading hazards such as wildfire and mudslides. This is part of an APA-led project funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Learn more: https://www.planning.org/events/activity/9165478/

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