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Drought Planning in the Southeast U.S.: An Assessment of State Approaches, Planning Needs and Gaps, and Opportunities

Project Status
Completed

This project examined the institutional environment (e.g., water rights, organizational arrangements, different perspectives on water resources management) that shapes drought planning in the southeastern United States, with the overall goal of helping to clarify the following items for drought coordinators and other drought decision makers across the region: 

  • When and how different states monitor, respond to, and plan for drought events
  • Effective strategies and “best practices” for drought planning
  • Mechanisms and opportunities for collaboration and coordination around drought planning and preparedness, given that droughts are often regional in extent and cross political boundaries.

    The report, Drought Planning in the Southeast United States, was published in November 2022.

    For more information, please contact Meredith Muth (meredith.f.muth@noaa.gov).

    General Location
    Region
    Specific Location
    Alabama
    Florida
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Virginia
    Regions
    Southeast
    Key Partners
    Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA, a NOAA RISA Team)
    NIDIS
    Sectors
    Hazard Planning & Preparedness
    Water Utilities
    DEWS Components
    Planning & Preparedness