How the MBDI Compares
Funder & Affiliates
Funders and Affiliates
The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is funding the transition of the MBDI to the Arizona Drought Monitor and to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) under its Transition of Research Applications to Climate Services (TRACS) program. Click here to learn more about this work. The United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is funding use of the MBDI to monitor drought across the Colorado River Basin and to research both the historical variability of drought and the implications of possible future climate change. Click here to learn more about this work.
The MBDI was partially formulated and tested within the Decision Center for a Desert City and the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Researchers at the university update the MBDI on a monthly basis and it is made publicly available through the Arizona State Climate Office on the university campus.
University of Arizona
The MBDI was partially tested within the Climate Assessment for the Southwest at the University of Arizona, located in Tucson. The university was also involved in stakeholder outreach efforts to introduce the index and receive and document feedback from potential users.