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Research Project: Uncertainty of Future Water Availability Due to Climate Change and Impacts on the Long Term Sustainability and Resilience of Agricultural Lands in the Southern Great Plains

Location: Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research

Title: Advancing preparedness and response to drought through international cooperation

item Svoboda, Mark - University Of Nebraska
item Brown, David

Submitted to: American Meteorological Society Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2018
Publication Date: 1/7/2019
Citation: Svoboda, M., Brown, D.P. 2019. Advancing preparedness and response to drought through international cooperation [abstract]. American Meteorological Society Proceedings. Available at:

Interpretive Summary: Abstract only

Technical Abstract: Droughts are costly natural hazards. The extent and impacts from drought are not constrained by any nation’s borders. Coordination and communication on droughts between adjacent countries can help individual countries understand and build resilience to impacts from droughts. International partnerships can be utilized further to share knowledge and approaches, while helping to jointly address research and product development. This session will focus on strategies and specific examples of how multinational collaboration on drought monitoring and prediction strengthens understanding and planning for droughts at national levels. Types of collaboration can vary from monitoring, assessments, research, outlook tools and products, and capacity building. Examples of how drought monitoring and prediction have been utilized to inform decision making for targeted applications (e.g. energy and food production, wildfire management) within a transboundary context are encouraged. Outcomes from this session will increase awareness on the importance of international partnerships in the delivery of drought early warning information, drought impact assessments, and drought forecasting.