Nebraska Chapter's Annual UN Day Banquet

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Donald Wilhite, Professor of Applied Climate Science at the School of Natural Resources: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will serve as the featured speaker of this event.

Wilhite’s research and outreach activities focus on drought monitoring, planning, mitigation, and policy as well as the use of climate information in decision-making. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and technical reports. Wilhite also is editor or co-editor of numerous books on drought and drought management, including Coping with Drought Risk in Agriculture and Water Supply Systems: Drought Management and Policy Development in the Mediterranean (Springer, 2009); Drought and Water Crises (CRC Press, 2005); From Disaster Response to Risk Management: Australia’s National Drought Policy (Springer, 2005); and Drought: A Global Assessment (Routledge, 2000). He also edits a book series on Drought and Water Crises.

Previously, Wilhite directed UNL’s School of Natural Resources for five years and was the founding director of both the National Drought Mitigation Center in 1995 and the International Drought Information Center in 1989 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a doctorate in geography, climate and water resources from UNL.

Wilhite also currently helps United Nations agencies with a global conference about growing drought policy concerns facing nations across the planet. For more information about the meeting, go to http://www.hmndp.org. Additional background information is available at http://go.unl.edu/czz.

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