The South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) weekly bulletin is produced by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and is funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan. Development of the beta-monitoring system was made possible through the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) supported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The bulletin supports the governments in South Asia and other users to strengthen the potential use of satellite technology and modeling tools to reduce the impacts of droughts on agriculture, and to support the development of drought contingency plans and mitigation efforts.
For more information contact:
Dr. Giriraj Amarnath, Research Group Leader: Water Risks and Disasters