New Mexico State University

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Search is Over – Explore EDEN’s New Website Webinar (Part 1)

It’s here! EDEN’s new website (EDEN.lsu.edu) has been launched. Learn to navigate it’s 3 new channels – Educate, Explore and Engage. Reduce your time searching for research-based resources, grant projects and programs, or other colleagues programming in Disaster Education.

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Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center

Website with information concerning agriculture, food protection, emergency preparedness, and homeland security news and issues in New Mexico.

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Culture and Poverty: First Steps in Preparing Rural Poor for Disaster Resiliency

The presentation offers several recommendations for future research and community engagement. These can lead to more culturally appropriate and locally tailored disaster preparedness messages, ultimately leading to more disaster resilient communities in our rural counties.

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New Drought Resources Help Communities Respond

Communities now have more tools to plan for and recover from drought. The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (N VOAD) to develop two new tools. Today’s webinar will feature those resources. One is the Community Capacity Building Guide for Drought Response. This guide was finalized in January, 2016 after it had been piloted in New Mexico in 2015. Tom Dean and Jessica Smith, Extension specialists from New Mexico State University will talk about that pilot and show specific outcomes from the work done in Socorro County, NM. Steve Cain, Purdue Extension specialist and EDEN Homeland Security Project Director, will introduce the guide itself to show the process and tools that communities can use to assess their drought risks and prioritize actions. In addition, Cain will introduce a new disaster “Ask the Expert” and web resource system that is being tested and further developed by the USDA in cooperation with EDEN and N VOAD.

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