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The National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC), with membership across the United States and around the world, is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting emergency and environmental management officials by providing expert advice on the use of real-time, high quality hydrologic information from automated remote data systems, with the goals of protecting lives, property, and the environment.

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  • NEW!  The Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 11th National Hydrologic Warning Council Training Conference and Exposition is now available. Scheduled for June 16-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN, the event will highlight “Advances in Hydrologic Warning – The Race to Save Lives.” The conference provides a multidisciplinary hydrologic warning training experience for field personnel, engineers, hydrologists, forecasters, water resource managers, emergency management officials, and others. The program includes a wide range of technical sessions covering the needs of those just getting started to those with advanced needs.
  • NHWC  has issued an appeal for ALERT2 Source Address Management System funding. All users of original ALERT and ALERT2 will reap benefits. Click here to learn how you can help. Click here to contribute online. For more information about ALERT2, see the ALERT2 menu on the sidebar. 
  • The Colorado Advanced Flood Warning Workshop was held on February 26, 2014 in Broomfield, Colorado. Forward-looking presentations and discussions explored new advances in weather and precipitation forecasting, instrumentation, hydrologic modeling, and warning communication; with emphasis on enhancing the existing flood warning infrastructure along the Front Range.
  • The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) has issued a report titled – A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplains. This report includes an analysis of the relationship of dams to the floodplain and recommendations on how to better integrate dams into floodplain management and flood risk reduction activities. The development of this strategy document was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Glenn Austin, represented NHWC on the Advisory Committee for this project.The full report is available here.


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