Drought Monitoring System

PMD, in collaboration with ICIMOD’s SERVIR HKH programme and the Indus Basin Initiative, is seeking to support the National Drought Monitoring Center (NDMC) with a drought monitoring service and an information dissemination system by capitalizing on earth observation data. Initial product design documents and field level study plans have been developed. Integration of efforts at regional scale are planned through the South Asian Land Data Assimilation System (SALDAS) and its components. Products generated through SALDAS will be contextualized per national needs, including local level validation, calibration, building and customizing information systems according to local crop calendars.