Climate Program Office (CPO), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).
Notice of open meeting.
The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office and the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) will host the 2nd National Drought Forum on July 30-31, 2019.
The Forum will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EDT and Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics are subject to change.
The meeting will be held at the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Murielle Gamache-Morris, Secretariat for the National Drought Forum, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was authorized by Congress in 2006 (Pub. L. 109-430) and reauthorized on March 6, 2014 and January 7, 2019 with a mandate to coordinate and integrate drought research, building upon existing federal, tribal, state, and local partnerships in support of creating a national drought early warning information system.
The National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) is a partnership made up of Federal departments and agencies formed to improve Federal collaboration and promote long-term drought resilience nationwide.Start Printed Page 32420
Status: This meeting will be open to public participation. Individuals interested in attending should register at https://cpaess.ucar.edu/meetings/2019/2nd-national-drought-forum. Please refer to this web page for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Special Accommodations: This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2019, to Murielle Gamache-Morris, Secretariat for the National Drought Forum, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305; Email: email@example.com.
Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Lessons learned and progress towards U.S. drought readiness since the last Forum in 2012; (2) strengthening the state-federal relationship to realize greater collaboration and promote cooperative partnerships with U.S. businesses to address drought; (3) new information and opportunities for coordination that help move the Nation from a reactive to a proactive approach to drought risk management; and (4) action items that could improve U.S. drought resilience.
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Dated: June 19, 2019.
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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