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News Items from September 2017

Online help for drought-impacted populations worldwide

The World Meteorological Organization and Global Water Partnership have joined with other partners to launch an online HelpDesk for the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP).

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

Hand-drawn picture of CoCoRaHS mascot.

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!

fever chart shows top 5 team scores competing for weeks 3&4 temperature forecast as of Sept 5 2017

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