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National Drought Mitigation Center


The NDMC has conducted a number of projects over the years. The list below contains more information about projects in which the NDMC has been involved since it was formed in 1995.

Current Projects

Climate-Smart Indigenous Agriculture: Drought Planning and Adaptation with New Mexico Pueblos
(Mar 2022 - Mar 2024)

USDA Support of the US Drought Monitor and Hub Activities with the National Drought Mitigation Center for the Period of 2020-2023
(Sep 2020 - Sep 2023)

USDA Support for Enhancements to the U.S. Drought Monitor 2022-2023
(Sep 2022 - Sep 2023)

Building a Global Composite Drought Indicator Hot Spot Early Warning and Information System
(Feb 2022 - Feb 2023)

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Climate Adaptation Workshop Series
(May 2022 - Nov 2022)

Past Projects

Grass Cast Website Permanent Transfer to National Drought Mitigation Center
(Sep 2019 - Sep 2022)

USDA Support for Enhancements to the U.S. Drought Monitor 2021-2022
(Oct 2021 - Sep 2022)

An Extension Guidebook to Help Communities Plan for Drought Using Scenario Based Exercises
(Mar 2021 - Sep 2022)

Consultancy on Baseline Report on Drought Impact Reporting, Monitoring, and Assessment
(Apr 2022 - Aug 2022)

US Drought Portal Operations and Development Support
(Jul 2021 - Jul 2022)

Lower Platte Drought Consortium Tabletop Exercise
(Aug 2021 - Jun 2022)

Drought Planning for the Republican River Basin
(Aug 2020 - May 2022)

Establishing Drought Triggers to Support the Development of Drought Annexes to Agricultural Disaster Risk Management Plans in the Caribbean
(May 2021 - Feb 2022)

Providing Drought Risk Management Services for the World Bank
(May 2020 - Dec 2021)

Providing Drought Information Services for the National Drought Mitigation Center
(Sep 2019 - Aug 2021)

Drought Risk Management Research Center
(Jun 2015 - Aug 2021)

Drought information services for agriculture in the United States through 2020
(Oct 2017 - Sep 2020)

Connecting Drought Early Warning to the Decision Making Needs of Specialty Crop Producers in the Midwestern United States
(Sep 2018 - Aug 2020)

Drought Mitigation in a Multi-Hazards Context
(Oct 2017 - Sep 2019)

2016-2019 La Nina early warning and impacts in the Rio Grande Basin
(Sep 2016 - Sep 2019)

Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance climate partnership: development of water resource vulnerability assessments to build tribal resilience - training and workshops
(Oct 2016 - Sep 2018)

Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance climate partnership: development of water resource vulnerability assessments to build tribal resilience - climate adaptation planning
(Oct 2016 - Sep 2018)

Development of the MENA regional drought management system
(Jan 2016 - Sep 2018)

Development of probabilistic drought intensification forecasts using the GOES-based evaporative stress index
(Sep 2014 - Aug 2018)

Advancing drought monitoring and prediction using a multi-index multivariate framework
(Aug 2014 - Jul 2018)

Decadal drought risk assessment and scenario development for food and bio-fuels agriculture in four sub-basins in the Missouri River Basin
(Aug 2015 - Jun 2018)

Drought planning using community threat and hazard identification and risk assessment
(Jul 2016 - Jun 2018)

The Wind River Indian Reservation's vulnerability to the impacts of drought and the development of decision tools to support drought preparedness
(Jun 2015 - Mar 2018)

Seasonal Prediction of Hydro-Climatic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa under Evolving Climate Conditions to Support Adaptation Strategies
(Jan 2014 - Jan 2018)

Investigating the Role of Distrust in Unauthorized Online Activities Using an Integrated Sociotechnical Approach
(Jan 2017 - Dec 2017)

Drought information services for agriculture across the United States
(Oct 2016 - Dec 2017)

North Platte NRD drought tournament
(Oct 2016 - Oct 2017)

Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI)
(Jan 2013 - Jan 2017)

Useful to Usable
(Jan 2016 - Dec 2016)

Drought Impacts: Vulnerability thresholds in monitoring and Early-warning Research (DrIVER)
(Jan 2013 - Dec 2016)

Integrating Enhanced GRACE Water Storage Data into the U.S. and North American Drought Monitors
(Jan 2014 - Dec 2016)

Engaging Preparedness Communities
(Jan 2011 - Dec 2015)

Climate Masters of Nebraska
(Jan 2014 - Jan 2015)

From Too Much to Too Little: How the central U.S. drought of 2012 evolved out of one of the most devastating floods on record in 2011
(Jan 2014 - Dec 2014)

An Assessment of Decadal Drought Information Needs
(Jan 2006 - Dec 2013)

Drought Management Database
(Jan 2011 - Dec 2012)

Drought Management Decision-Support Tools (RMA)
(Jan 2005 - Dec 2010)

Low-Flow Studies
(Jan 2005 - Dec 2010)

Republican River Basin Water and Drought Portal
(Jan 2008 - Dec 2010)

Drought Ready Communities
(Jan 2009 - Dec 2010)

A Real-Time Groundwater Monitoring Network for Nebraska
(Jan 2005 - Dec 2009)

Soil Moisture Research
(Jan 2006 - Dec 2007)