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Native Waters on Arid Lands

Project Status
Ongoing

The Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) project identifies and addresses impacts of climate change on tribal farmers and ranchers in the Great Basin, Southwest, and Northern Rockies. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the project team began holding weekly video calls with federal agency sponsors, tribal partners, and extension experts to identify urgent issues and recommend actions to help lessen the effects of the pandemic on Native communities. Through these calls, the NWAL team has documented some of the specific challenges faced by each tribe, including agricultural and food production impacts that are compounded by ongoing droughts in the Southwest. The NWAL team is working to address these challenges by connecting tribes and agencies with needed information and resources. NWAL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).

For more information, please contact Britt Parker (britt.parker@noaa.gov).

General Location
Region
Specific Location
Arizona
California
Colorado
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
South Dakota
Utah
Regions
California Nevada
Intermountain West
Missouri River Basin
Tribal Engagement
Key Partners
Desert Research Institute
University of Nevada Reno
University of Arizona
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
University of Montana
Salish Kootenai College
USDA
Sectors
Agriculture
Energy
Public Health
Water Utilities
DEWS Components
Observation & Monitoring
Planning & Preparedness
Prediction & Forecasting
Communication & Outreach
Research & Applications