Building Regional Collaboration for Drought Resilience
NIDIS has taken a regional approach to building a national system. Since 2007, NIDIS and its interagency partners have established regional DEWS in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Southern Plains states, the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin states, the Missouri River Basin, the coastal Carolinas, and California/Nevada. In February 2016, NIDIS and its partners launched new regional DEWS in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest.
NIDIS works together with representatives and agencies of the USDA, EPA, Bureau of Reclamation, NASA, DOE, Army Corps of Engineers, USGS, FEMA, NOAA, state natural resource and water departments, state climatologists, tribal representatives, and stakeholders from the private sector. In addition, the National Drought