National Drought Mitigation Center


Drought, climate change and public health webinar Jan. 28

January 15, 2015

The NIDIS Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group will host a drought and public health webinar Jan. 28, noon Central Time. A presentation by Cornelia and Jan Flora, of Kansas State University, originators of the Community Capitals Framework Model, will discuss how the model is applied towards global climate change adaptation, specifically in the health sector. 

Nicole Wall, with the National Drought Mitigation Center, based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will follow up with a talk related to the application of the Community Capitals Framework  to drought and public health. 

Deborah Bathke, co-chair of the Engaging Preparedness Communities Working Group, will give an update on the group’s new leadership, events and upcoming opportunities.

The webinar is free but registration is required. Registration link

If you have questions about the webinar, contact Nicole Wall at For questions about Engaging Preparedness Communities, contact Deborah Bathke at