National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Data Center Description
The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions
develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought,
stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management. Most
of the NDMC's services are directed to state, federal, regional, and tribal
governments that are involved in drought and water supply planning.

The NDMC, established in 1995, is based in the School of Natural Resources at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The NDMC's activities include maintaining
an information clearinghouse; drought monitoring, including participation in
the preparation of the U.S. Drought Monitor and maintenance of the web site
(; drought planning and mitigation; drought policy; advising
policy makers; collaborative research; K-12 outreach; workshops for federal,
state, and foreign governments and international organizations; organizing and
conducting seminars, workshops, and conferences; and providing data to and
answering questions for the media and the general public. The NDMC is also
participating in numerous international projects, including the establishment
of regional drought preparedness networks in collaboration with the United
Nations' Secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.


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