Midwest & Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) Partners Meeting

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Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2022

2:37 pm MDT

Omaha, NE
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Cost: There is no fee to attend. 

Registration is now closed



October 13 - full day
October 14 - half day

For the first time, this meeting will bring together partners from both the Midwest and Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS). This regional gathering will provide the opportunity for both DEWS networks to share and discuss on-going 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 the region.


Who should attend

This meeting is open to all, and is particularly relevant to those entities that engage in the following activities:

  • Monitoring drought conditions
  • Engaging in drought mitigation and water planning
  • Utilizing drought information in decision making
  • Providing information on drought conditions and impacts
  • Conducting research related to drought monitoring, prediction and risk
  • Sharing drought information through communication and outreach



Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown/Old Market

Omaha, NE

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Contacts and Travel Support

Limited travel funds are available upon request. Please email Molly Woloszyn by September 16th if you are interested in travel support.

For meeting questions, please contact Molly Woloszyn, Regional Drought Information Coordinator with NIDIS 


Planning team

NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS); NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information; USDA Midwest and Northern Plains Climate Hub; NOAA National Weather Service; Midwestern Regional Climate Center; High Plains Regional Climate Center; USGS; Nebraska State Climate Office; Montana State Climate Office; Iowa Climatology Bureau; National Drought Mitigation Center


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