- NIDIS Implementation Plan, June 2007
- National Drought Policy Commission, Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century, Washington D.C. May 2000
- Creating a Drought Early Warning System for the 21st Century: The National Integrated Drought Information System (PDF) (Report by Western Governors' Association 2004)
- Managing Drought: A roadmap for change in the United States fact sheet, July 2007
- Managing Drought: A roadmap for change in the United States report, July 2007
- Overview of Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments: Creating a Roadmap for Change in the United States, a conference held in Longmont, CO, in September 2006
- NIDIS is intended to help people prepare for drought in the same way that the Oklahoma Mesonet and Oklahoma Climatological Survey have helped people prepare for hazardous weather.
- NIDIS Public Law 109-430