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News Items from September 2017

Online help for drought-impacted populations worldwide

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The World Meteorological Organization and the Global Water Partnership and their partners have created a HelpDesk to promote international integrated drought managment. The intereactive site offers policy guidance, scientific information, and best practices....Read the article

Citizen scientists: Help monitor drought by reporting observations

CoCoRaHS has a national network of condition monitoring observers, who provide on-the-ground impacts information to support drought monitoring and reporting. Want to join them? New training materials are available.Read the article

Forecast Rodeo: Four months down, eight to go!

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Team standings are tightening in the Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo, and upcoming cool-season forecasts will play a big role in determining who brings home a piece of $800,000 in prizes.Read the article