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Advanced Flood Warning System Workshop
Opportunities and Challenges for Improved Preparedness
October 21-22, 2014
Great Wolf Lodge
Grand Mound, WA
Join the National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) for a workshop on advanced flood warning system technologies and learn how to build upon recent flood warning system successes. The workshop is scheduled for October 21-22, 2014 in Grand Mound, WA, right on I-5 midway between Portland and Seattle.
The workshop is designed for floodplain managers, owners and operators of existing hydrologic warning systems, river authorities, emergency managers, flood control districts, public works officials, owners and operators of high hazard dams and levees, drainage and flood control engineers, and any others who have a need to better understand the benefits of hydrologic warning systems in managing flood risk. Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) who attend the full workshop are eligible to receive 12 core Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
NEW! The final agenda has been set and is available here.
Forward-looking presentations and discussions will explore new advances in weather and precipitation forecasting, instrumentation, hydrologic modeling, and warning communication; with emphasis on enhancing the existing flood warning infrastructure.
Join your friends and colleagues at the Pacific Northwest Advanced Flood Warning System Workshop to hear about:
- Lessons learned from the epic 2013 floods in Colorado
- Western weather and water extremes affecting the Pacific Northwest
- New Atmospheric River observation systems scheduled for implementation in Washington and Oregon in 2015
- Winter weather outlook
- Local flood warning system experiences
- Challenges starting a new flood warning system
- Tribal experience with flood warning systems and dam safety
- Tools for emergency response
- Lessons from social media during the Oso slide
- and much more!
Location & Hotel Information
Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99 SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
To book call 1-800-640-WOLF(9653) and use the Group Code: 1409CBRFA
This will be the first workshop of its kind in the Pacific Northwest Region and is expected to draw a large audience. Hydrologic Warning-related businesses and contractors will therefore want to attend in order to share their expertise, products and services. Click here to register.
Sponsorship of the Pacific Northwest Region Workshop is being sought. Funds generated from these sponsorships will help defray registration costs for students and volunteers in addition to other incidental expenses. Overall, sponsors will be recognized for their support for the NHWC Mission of helping inform and educate all stakeholders in the hydrologic warning community. Click here for more information.
Sponsors & Contributing Partners