Drought and Weather

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This page highlights organizations that deal with issues related to drought and weather. For drought-related tools, publications, and local information, see the menu to the right.

National Water Research Institute

"This section includes drought information and resources from various workshops, projects, and conferences that NWRI has facilitated. As the western United States faces persistent drought conditions, these NWRI resources provide opportunities to address drought preparation and solutions."

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"Drought-Net will advance understanding of the determinants of terrestrial ecosystem sensitivity to drought by bringing together an international cadre of scientists with expertise that spans a wide range of terrestrial ecosystems..."

Western Governors' Association

"The 2015 Chairman’s Initiative of Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada is designed to foster a regional dialogue in which states and industry can share case studies and best practices on drought policy, preparedness and management. In addition to meetings that will focus on specific sectors, the Western Governors' Drought Forum will create an online resource library that will feature a growing collection of drought resources."

National Drought Policy Commission.

Published in May 2000, "presents the basis for national drought policy and calls for commitment and resolve in providing sufficient resources to achieve the policy goals."

Louisiana State University.

"This site serves primarily Extension agents and educators by providing them access to resources on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery that will enhance their short- and long-term programming efforts." Learn more about drought.