2022 Southeast Drought Early Warning System Partners Dialogue
On August 9–10, 2022, NIDIS hosted the Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Partners Dialogue in Atlanta, Georgia. This regional gathering brought together partners for the first time under the newly established Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) network to share and discuss ongoing drought-related activities, learn about new and innovative drought research and resources, explore emerging issues and opportunities, and identify collaborative paths forward that advance drought early warning and preparedness in this region.
Specific topics included:
- Sharing state and watershed approaches for drought planning and response
- Promoting effective practices for communicating current and future drought conditions
- Improving our ability to monitor, predict, and respond to rapid-onset (‘flash’) droughts
- Utilizing information on drought impacts to inform drought monitoring and decision making.