The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office and the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) will host the 2nd National Drought Forum on July 30-31, 2019 at the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037. This meeting will be open to public participation. Individuals interested in attending should register at https://cpaess.ucar.edu/meetings/2019/2nd-national-drought-forum.
The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Lessons learned and progress towards U.S. drought readiness since the last Forum in 2012; (2) strengthening the state-federal relationship to realize greater collaboration and promote cooperative partnerships with U.S. businesses to address drought; (3) new information and opportunities for coordination that help move the Nation from a reactive to a proactive approach to drought risk management; and (4) action items that could improve U.S. drought resilience.
NIDIS was authorized by Congress in 2006 with a mandate to coordinate and integrate drought research, building upon existing federal, tribal, state, and local partnerships in support of creating a national drought early warning information system. NDRP is a partnership made up of Federal departments and agencies formed to improve Federal collaboration and promote long-term drought resilience nationwide.