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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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  • June 10, 2015 – 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 attending the June 15-18, 2015 NHWC Conference. Previously it was announced that Certified Floodplain Managers attending the Conference will receive 12 core continuing education credits from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
  • June 9, 2015 – The final NHWC Conference Program is now available here, Conference Program. Do not miss out on attending the June 15-18, 2015 event being held in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the must-attend event for hydrologic warning professionals. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Advances in Hydrologic Warning – The Race to Save Lives.” The Program features 4 keynote addresses by prominent federal and state officials, luncheon addresses by the Director of the National Hurricane Center and the Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, 13 extended workshops, 75 technical presentations, an exposition of the latest products and services, and numerous opportunities for interactions with hydrologic warning professionals from across the country and around the world.
  • June 14, 2015 – Elections for the 2015-2017 term of the NHWC Board of Directors are now closed.  The results will be announced at the conference.

  • May 12, 2015 – The NHWC Conference Exhibitors Guide has been posted for exhibitor viewing here - NHWC Exhibitor Kit  

  • April 28, 2015 – NHWC’s Conference Golf Event (a best ball scramble) will start at noon on Monday June 15. It will be held at the Fort, which is about 25 minutes from the Conference hotel and designed by Pete Dye.  The $50 fee includes carts, range balls, and tournament prizes. The golf event will use a group scramble format (best group shot selected) making par or lower scores a reality. Even if you are an infrequent golfer you will have fun and share quality time with fellow conference attendees. Registration is now available through the Conference webpage.

  • 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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