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 (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.