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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Northeast Drought Early Warning System

Connection Information

Please click here to join via Zoom: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98948878577. Audience members will be able to log on approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. 

Description

A four year (2022 - 2026) strategic action plan for the Northeast, the Drought Early Warning System will soon be released by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).  This plan identifies outcomes and activities that will move national and regional drought response from a reactive posture to a more proactive posture.  Within NIDIS, a regional Drought Early Warning System utilizes new and existing networks of federal, tribal, state, local, and academic partnerships to make climate and drought science accessible and useful for decision makers and stakeholders. This webinar will highlight touchpoints the Drought Early Warning System and the mission of the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.  These touchpoints include eco-drought research and drought monitoring, work with Indigenous peoples on climate adaptation, improving stream flow forecasts to enhance water management and much more.  As a part of the "whole of government" approach to climate resilience, our agencies can leverage these touchpoints to address drought impacts both in the Northeast and across the nation. 

About the Speaker

Sylvia Reeves is the Northeast Drought Information Coordinator for the National Integrated Drought Information System.