What is the ACF Drought Dashboard?
The ACF Drought Dashboard will be a free, web-based application that allows users to monitor drought situations in real-time and facilitate data-driven decision-making. By compiling pertinent resources and presenting them in a simple, user-friendly GIS display, stakeholders can make informed decisions regarding water resources management, crop management, recreation, investments, response strategies, and integrated drought messaging. The online interface will be located on the U.S. Drought Portal website Drought. gov, a one-stop shop for current, reliable, and useful information and resources related to drought. For more information, please see this information sheet.
How will the ACF Drought Dashboard be designed?
This ACF Drought Dashboard will be user-driven from the start, with its development based on a series of stakeholder engagement workshops. Key components will include interactive data and display, location-relevant information, decision-support customization, and broad audience engagement. We are targeting potential users of the drought dashboard to inform its design through a series of listening sessions and workshops over the next year. The main objective of these meetings will be to actively engage the ACF River Basin community in designing the ACF Drought Dashboard by seeking input on drought information needs and uses. **The information in the dashboard is expected to be useful beyond the ACF and will be relevant across Alabama, Florida, and Georgia**.
Listening Session Attendees: Resource managers, decision makers, information providers, and stakeholders from a broad range of sectors including government, research, agriculture, municipal water, recreation, non-profit organizations, and transportation.
There are several opportunities to inform the design of the ACF Drought Dashboard! Please attend one of the following listening sessions and share with others in your program or organization. All times are in ET.
- March 4, 9:30-2:00pm, Eastpoint, Florida, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
- April 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm VIRTUAL. REGISTRATION FULL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upEvf-Copzgpj9lwgTSMRy2gd9Bgz79lSA
- April 29, 1:30-3:30 pm VIRTUAL. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upMvc-qpqD8vUPho9LJR4POcBe3QOJrFOw
- May 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm VIRTUAL. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Ild-mvpjkpfAj_cIaykxBt-7dBe5x5mQ
- May 21, 1:30-3:30 pm VIRTUAL. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJMscOqorz8ucYOdg1HN0TaUOxo5xi5yPw
About the Virtual Listening Sessions:
- Registration required. Meeting access information will be sent to registered participants.
- The listening sessions will be two hour meetings.
- Registration is limited to 40 participants per session. We encourage you to sign up for just one session to provide space for others to participate and support focused discussions in each session.
For more information about the listening sessions, or to register, please contact Kristin Rowles at email@example.com.
Meeting hosts: National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Auburn University, and Albany State University