Drought Research Initiative (DRI)

To better understand the physical characteristics of and processes influencing Canadian Prairie droughts, and to contribute to their better prediction, through a focus on the recent severe drought of 1999 – 2004/05.

Photograph taken near Consul, Saskatchewan in April 2002
(courtesy of Ted Banks, Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada)

A 2005-2010 coordinated research program with major funding from the
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences