Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century: Report of the National Drought Policy Commission.

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In 1998, Congress passed the National Drought Policy Act. The Act stated that this nation would benefit from national drought policy based on preparedness and mitigation to reduce the need for emergency relief. It acknowledged that this country has no consistent, comprehensive policy driving the federal role to help reduce the impacts of drought. The Act also created the National Drought Policy Commission to advise Congress on how best to: Integrate federal drought laws and programs with ongoing state,local, and tribal programs into a comprehensive national policy to mitigate the impacts of and respond to drought. Improve public awareness of ... continued below

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viii, 48 p. : col. ill.

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United States. Department of Agriculture. Office of Communications. May 2000.

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  • Main Title: Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century: Report of the National Drought Policy Commission.
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In 1998, Congress passed the National Drought Policy Act. The Act stated that this nation would benefit from national drought policy based on preparedness and mitigation to reduce the need for emergency relief. It acknowledged that this country has no consistent, comprehensive policy driving the federal role to help reduce the impacts of drought. The Act also created the National Drought Policy Commission to advise Congress on how best to:
Integrate federal drought laws and programs with ongoing state,local, and tribal programs into a comprehensive national policy to mitigate the impacts of and respond to drought.
Improve public awareness of the need for drought mitigation.
Achieve a coordinated approach to drought mitigation and response by governments and nongovernmental entities, including academic, private, and nonprofit interests.

This document constitutes the report of the National Drought Policy Commission. (Commission members were chosen according to provisions in the Act, which required representation of federal and nonfederal government entities and the private sector.) The report presents the basis for national drought policy and calls for commitment and resolve in providing sufficient resources to
achieve the policy goals.

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viii, 48 p. : col. ill.

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United States. Department of Agriculture. Office of Communications. Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century: Report of the National Drought Policy Commission., book, May 2000; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc307521/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.