In this episode we’re chatting with Molly Woloszyn, a Regional Drought Information Coordinator with NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System. You’ll learn more about current drought issues in the Midwest and across the US as well as how water and health professionals can network with experts in this area.
- Meet Molly Woloszyn: LinkedIn | Twitter
- Molly’s Water Hero: Elizabeth Weight
- National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
- NASA’s DEVELOP program
- Drought.gov website | Twitter
- Heat.gov website
- Understanding drought terminology such as megadrought
- How data is used for communication
- What adaptation strategies should we be considering
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About the Guest
Molly Woloszyn is a Regional Drought Information Coordinator with NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), and is the coordinator for the Midwest and Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning Systems, or DEWS. Molly is located in Champaign, Illinois. As a Regional Drought Information Coordinator, Molly strengthens integrated systems for drought monitoring, forecasting, and planning and preparedness jointly with federal agency partners, tribes, states, municipalities, academic institutions, and other organizations. Before joining NIDIS in Fall 2017, Molly was an extension climate specialist with the University of Illinois. She holds a Masters in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University and a Bachelors in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University.