Drought Resource Community
American Water Works Association
This page is intended to keep the water industry in the know about tools, issues, and developments related to drought and water shortages. Includes links to various response and contingency plans, volunteer groups, events, and publications.
Drought Preparedness & Water Conservation
American Red Cross
This website from the American Red Cross offers general drought information and water conservation tips.
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
CoCoRaHS is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who work together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail, and snow). Using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive website, CoCoRaHS’ aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education, and research applications.
Ready For Drought? A Community Resilience Role-Playing Game
National Drought Mitigation Center
A realistic, in-person, role-playing game developed by the National Drought Mitigation Center in which players work together to solve problems caused by drought. This game supports building community resilience while improving players’ critical thinking and improving civic resilience related to drought response by giving players experience prioritizing resources, building coalitions, and responding to and assessing the impacts of drought.
Assessing Drought in the United States (Video)
How do the experts classify drought? This short animation shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the U.S. It explains factors considered by U.S. Drought Monitor authors when they categorize drought as moderate (D1), severe (D2), extreme (D3) or exceptional (D4).