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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.

Our vision is for all communities to effectively use hydrologic information and warnings to protect lives, property, and the environment.

Our mission is to provide education, training, and standards for the generation, delivery, and use of timely reliable hydrologic information.

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  • February 19, 2016 - The NHWC has compiled a page of resources to benefit members looking to maximize their regional flood warning and response activity credits under Section 610 of the NFIP's CRS Program.  Please click this link.
  • November 24, 2015 - The Texas Workshop (Austin, TX, Oct 28-29) was a huge success.  Unfortunately, the workshop was immediately followed by record flooding, further illustrating that the need for advanced technologies and training is likely to continue into the future. Presentations from the workshop can be found at this link.
  • October 23, 2015 - This year’s Northeast Flood Warning Workshop, previously scheduled for Nov 4-5, has been cancelled. The workshop will be rescheduled in the Spring of 2016, so stay tuned!
  • August 21, 2015 –  The 2015 Conference Presentations from the June 15-18 biennial conference are now available for viewing. Thank you to all the presenters for an exceptional training event. If you attended the conference you are reminded that the International Association of Emergency Managers has approved 18 hours of conference attendance under the CEM/AEM professional contribution B) Professional Attendance for Emergency Managers and Certified Floodplain Managers will receive 12 core continuing education credits from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
  • 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 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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