Building a Sustainable Network of Drought Communities

June 8 to June 9, 2011
Chicago, IL

The Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group of the National Integrated Drought Information System organized a workshop, June 8-9, 2011, in Chicago, that brought drought planners and community planners together.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Deborah Bathke, dbathke2@unl.edu, 402-472-6199.


  • Updating and Evaluating the Texas Drought Plan
    Mario Chapa, Texas Drought Preparedness Council
  • Engaging Stakeholders
    John Feldt, Southeast River Forecast Center
  • The Invitational Drought Tournament, Progress So Far, and Can it Be Useful to the NIDIS Community?
    Harvey Hill, Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada
  • Basin Level Drought Exercise
    Joe Hoffman, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
  • Drought Ready Communities
    Kelly Helm Smith, National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Next Steps
    Lisa Darby and Deb Bathke
  • Three Ways to Encourage Successful Engagement and Implementation
    Mary Emery, South Dakota State University
  • SCIPP Update and Lessons Learned
    Mark Shafer, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
  • NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group
    Deb Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Community Level Planning: Lessons Learned
    Jeff Brislawn and Courtney Peppler, AMEC
  • Synthesizing Diverse Stakeholder Needs for a Drought Early Warning Information System in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
    Lisa Darby, NIDIS
  • 2010 Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan
    Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi, Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Integrating Drought Planning into Multi-Hazard Planning
    Jim Schwab, APA
  • Building a Sustainable Network of Drought Communities
    Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Climate Adaptation Overview
    Olivia Cohn, City of Chicago
  • Climate Change in Planning Example
    Beau Mitchell, Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation
  • Planning Under Uncertainty
    Missy Stults, ICLEI
  • Moving from Agenda to Action: Evaluating Local Climate Change Action Plans Does Drought Matter?
    Zhenghong Tang, Univerity of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Climate Change in Planning: An example from New York State
    Lee Tryhorn, Northeast Regional Climate Center