Drought Research Initiative



DRI Legacy Efforts

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)
Southern Saskatchewan, April 2003

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