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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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  • 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 NHWC 2013 Texas Workshop was held on November 11-12 in Conroe, TX (hosted by the San Jacinto River Authority).  The Workshop was well attended, with diverse, interesting presentations and interactive discussions with the audience.  Presentations will be posted to the NHWC website in the coming weeks, and look for a workshop writeup in the next issue of the NHWC Transmission.
  • Back in August, NHWC Board Members Dave Curtis, Steve Fitzgerald, Andy Rooke, and Kevin Stewart had the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Flood Risk Management Silver Jackets Webinar Week. That presentation, Flood Warning Systems 101, is available online. Check it out today by visiting the Silver Jackets Webinar Week webpage! You can find their presentation under Friday, August 23rd, 3pm. 
  • 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.
  • NHWC appeals 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.

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