CRISIS MANAGEMENT RISK MANAGEMENT . . . . requires a paradigm shift! Movement from crisis to risk management . .
Principle Elements of Drought Risk Reduction Framework
National Drought Mitigation Center . . . . a catalyst for change Mission : To lessen societal vulnerability to drought by promoting planning and the adoption of appropriate risk management techniques.
Support for RISK-BASED DROUGHT MITIGATION PLANNING . . . . has been from the BOTTOM UP! State/Local/Tribal Regional Federal
Response Mitigation Increasing need for timely, reliable climate/water supply assessments Increasing need for higher resolution analysis for policy/decision support Drought Planning Continuum Increasing need for more reliable seasonal forecasts/outlooks
The progression to drought mitigation planning . . . . . Demand for mitigation planning Development of new monitoring tools a synergistic relationship!
New tools not only make the USDM task much easier and the finished product more reliable, these tools promote improved decisions by a diverse set of users from local to national and from managers to policy makers.
Progress has been impressive . . . . . . . . with more on the way!