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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.  


The NHWC is governed by a Board of Directors, led by a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The nine member Board oversees the strategic and fiscal direction of the organization, as well as the daily operations and technical direction.


Membership dues are an important way to support NHWC. Dues are renewable on a calendar year basis. Multiple levels of membership are available for your particular need. For all your membership needs, click here


A key benefit of NHWC is professional networking and development. Online and regional training sessions are in development, along with the numerous opportunities at the NHWC biennial conferences. 


The NHWC hosts biennial conferences and workshops to assist local water resource managers and emergency management officials in the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of real-time hydrologic data to protect lives and property.


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The NHWC was formed in 1993 by agreement between the ALERT Users Group and the Southwestern Association of ALERT Systems, to be the national voice for these regional users groups. This original agreement was amended in 1999 when the ALERT-Flows East Coast Users Group was brought under the NHWC umbrella. The NHWC was officially incorporated as a stand-alone organization in 2005. The organization follows its approved NHWC By-Laws for its operations, which were revised by the membership in 2013.  


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Mailing address:  
National Hydrologic Warning Council  
2480 W. 26th Street, Suite 156-B 
Denver, CO 80211-5304

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