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Assessing drought and climate vulnerability and resilience in New Mexico’s Rio Grande basin | CLIMAS

Assessing drought and climate vulnerability and resilience in New Mexico’s Rio Grande basin

Assessing drought and climate vulnerability and resilience in New Mexico’s Rio Grande basin

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This project assesses drought and climate vulnerabilities and resilience from the perspective of New Mexico residents and experts. The 2018 New Mexico Drought Plan calls for more in-depth assessments of New Mexico drought vulnerabilities and this project contributes to this need by identifying stakeholder concerns and drought research priorities along the Rio Grande Basin. This drought and climate vulnerability assessment engages with areas of concern identified by the New Mexico Drought Task Force, including water, economy, fire, recreation, health, agriculture, and the environment. This project provides an expansion of CLIMAS activities in New Mexico. With initial engagement with state officials, the NM Drought Task Force Team, and the NM Drought Monitoring Group, this project will expand CLIMA’s network of collaborators and stakeholders in New Mexico and identify emergent drought research priorities that feed into subsequent years of CLIMAS/NIDIS project work.