Ronald Stewart

University of Manitoba

($35,000 over 1 year, awarded 2010)

A workshop dealing with drought monitoring will bring together a number of nationally and internationally recognized experts to discuss how new research and technologies can be combined to provide more effective operational drought monitoring.  This grant will be used to bring in experts from around the world and also contribute to meeting facilities and staff support.  The workshop will profile the work of the Drought Research Initiative (DRI) and will help ensure that DRI’s data and information legacy influences national and international drought monitoring activities long into the future.