AWRA 2024 Spring Conference

Water Risk and Resilience: Research and Sustainable Solutions

April 8-10, 2024 | Tuscaloosa, AL | Bryant Conference Center at the University of Alabama

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Title: What Do They Do at the Water Center?
Date: Tuesday, April 9 | Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Cost: $0.00

Description: As the only agency in the Federal government charged with water prediction and warning responsibilities, NOAA is uniquely positioned to provide the tools, data, and information people need to strengthen America’s water security, reduce vulnerability to water risks, and catalyze more effective management and use of our valuable water resources. The NWS Office of Water Prediction has been at the forefront of developments and will utilize this workshop to raise awareness, explore opportunities for enhanced applications, and discuss future directions in operational products and services.

  • Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) – New inundation mapping capabilities translate analysis and forecasts of streamflow into operational maps that communicate impact by showing the spatial extent of flooding down to street level before, during and after an event.
  • National Water Prediction Service (NWPS) – significantly upgrading the legacy Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) and when launched, will be the one-stop shop for critical NWS water resources information including river observations, forecasts, site data, and data services.
  • National Water Model (NWM) & Next Generation Water Resources Modeling Framework (NextGen) – Complementing existing regional products, the NWM system simulates and forecasts the additive impacts of storm surge, tides and freshwater flow, providing guidance on compound flooding for coastal regions that are home to millions of people. The NextGen Framework is a model-agnostic, standards-based, open-source, water resources model interoperability software framework, designed to speed the research to operations pathway in water prediction.


AWRA Code of Conduct

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, attendees, etc.) must adhere to the AWRA Code of Conduct and must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted conference rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes: all technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

Cancelations must be made in writing. Those cancelations received by February 8, 2024 will be subject to a processing fee of 30% of total fees. No refunds will be given after February 8, 2024 but we can transfer your registration to someone else. The transfer must be completed by April 1, 2024. Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference. Conference location decisions are guided by AWRA's policy.


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