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The National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center was established in 1995 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to help reduce societal vulnerability to drought. The Center's primary mission is national, but its researchers and staff have helped foster drought planning at all scales, including individual farms and ranches, communities, tribal lands, states, river basins and countries around the world.

The Center helps drought planners establish monitoring, understand impacts, and plan both short-term responses to the next drought and long-term responses to reduce vulnerability. The staff's expertise includes climatology, geography, planning, social sciences and humanities.

Why plan for drought? Drought is a normal, recurrent feature of nearly every climate on the planet, and it makes sense to plan for all contingencies. Planning for drought can also help build capacity to plan for a changing climate. Both involve phenomena that occur so gradually that they are difficult to notice until they are well underway, and many of the action items that boost resilience to drought are also steps toward climate change adaptation or mitigation. Drought is also a threat to food, water and energy security – issues that are becoming increasingly critical.


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Craig Buescher

Craig Buescher

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1139 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
craig.buescher@nufoundation.org
Craig grew up in South Central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska with an animal science degree and worked at Senek Swine Testing Station, the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more 30 years.
Doug Carr

Doug Carr

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1160 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
doug.carr@nufoundation.org
Doug is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017 and has extensive experience in video production, advertising, sales and marketing, primarily in the field of agribusiness. Doug’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Josh Egley

Josh Egley

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1202 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
josh.egley@nufoundation.org
Josh has been with the foundation since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Josh's experience at UNL was very positive and working at the foundation allows him to help make that same experience available to other students. It also allows him to give back to his alma mater.
 

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The National Drought Mitigation Center Excellence Fund

The National Drought Mitigation Center Excellence Fund

A gift to this fund benefits and supports The National Drought Mitigation Center.