Thursday Detailed Agenda (May 21, 2009)
--subject to change--
Full papers are linked to author's name
6:30 am to 8:00 am Breakfast (Colorado Ballroom)
7:00 am to 5:00 pm Registration (at registration desk)
8:00 am to 3:45 pm Exhibition Open (Salon A/B/C/D/E)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Corps of Engineers Data Acquisition meeting (Sun Down)
Hosted by Rich Engstrom
8:00 am to 9:30 am Concurrent Session 11: Exploring New Partnerships--Working
Together Towards Common Goals, Part II (Salon F)
Moderator: Dan Miller
James Porter-"The Operations Support Tool: A New Frontier of
Monitoring, Modeling, Collaboration, and Action in the New
York City Water Supply"
Moon Kim-"Flood Inundation Mapping in Indiana: A Mulit-
Partner Approach to Creating Flood Inundation Mapping"
Gene Stallings-"Fifty Years and Counting"
8:00 am to 09:30 am Concurrent Session 12: Navigating the Technology Frontiers--Acoustic
and Cellular Approaches (Salon G/H)
Moderator: Tony Gotvald
Dongsu Kim-"Fast Mapping of River and Lake Bed Shape Using
Geo-referenced Bathymetry Measurements Acquired by SonTek's
John Sloat-"A Comparison of Different ADP Track and Depth
References Used in Open Channel Irrigation Discharge
June Wolfe-"Flood Warning System uses Modbus Water Level
Sensors and GSM Cellular Modems to Protect Soldiers and
8:00 am to 09:30 am Concurrent Session 13: Braving the Communications Wilderness--Flood
Stories, Part II (Salon I/J)
Moderator: Michael Kane
Scott Morlock-"Collaboration and Communications During Indiana's
"Year of Floods"
John Lewis-"The Arkansas Flood Events of March/April 2008"
Marie Peppler-"Mapping and Documenting the Flood of June 2008
in Southern Wisconsin"
8:00 am to 09:30 am Concurrent Session 14: Navigating the Technology Frontiers--
Precipitation Forecasting Techniques, Part II (Game Creek)
Moderator: Steve Fitzgerald, NHWC Director
Nathan Clements-"The Temporal Distribution of Precipitation in
Extreme Precipitation Events in the Western United States"
David Curtis-"Design Storm Development for Colorado Springs"
Ken Howard-"Improving Quantitative Precipitation Estimates for
Flood Warnings at the National Severe Storms Laboratory"
8:00 am to 09:30 am Concurrent Session 15: New Hydrologic Warning Horizons--New
Direction for ALERT (Blue Sky)
Moderator: Ilse Gayl, NHWC Director
Don Van Wie -"ALERT-2 Field Trials"
Chris Roark-"ALERT-2 Roadmap: Hardware, Physical Layer,
David Leader-"Developing an Easy Access User Interface for San
Bernadino County's Public Web Server"
9:30 am to 10:00 am BREAK (Salon A/B/C/D/E)
10:00 am to 10:30 am NHWC Education & Outreach Panel Discussion (Salon F)
With door prizes!!
Moderators: Chris Crompton & Glenn Austin
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Concurrent Session 16: Exploring New Partnerships--Program
Analysis and Effectivenes (Salon F)
Moderator: Suzanne Van Cooten
Mike Norris-"Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Multi-Purpose
David Schwertz-"Improved Hydrologic Services in the National
David Fisher-"An Overview of the BIA Early Warning System
Program and National Monitoring Center"
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Concurrent Session 17: Navigating the Technology Frontiers--New Ways
to Communicate Critical Data (Salon G/H)
Moderator: Joel Lanier
Ken Zweig-"New Initiatives for Communicating Flood Information
in King County, Washington"
Chad Kudym-"Using Google Maps for Dynamic Presentation of
Radar and Gauge Data"
Xiadong Jian-"WaterWatch: A Map-Based Interface to Depict and
Quantify Hydrologic Hazards"
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Concurrent Session 18: Braving the Communications Wilderness--
Reservoir Operations and Water Management (Salon I/J)
Moderator: Chris Smith
Randall Harvey-"ACT/ACF River Basins Reservoir Operations
During the 2006-2009 Drought in the Southeast United States"
Ernie Wells-"National Weather Service's Flash Flood Program and
William Charley-"HEC-RTS (Real-Time Simulation) Version 2 for
Real-Time Flood Forecasting and Water Control"
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Concurrent Session 19: New Hydrologic Warning Horizons--Water
Quality Warning Systems (Game Creek)
Moderator: Rand Allan, NHWC Secretary
Eric Strom-"The Cooper River Salinity Alert Network--25 Years of
Rob Mooney-"Tidally-Influenced New Orleans Canal Network
Benefits from Accurate Water Level, Conductivity, and
Paul Ankcorn-"Analysis of Quality-Assurance and Quality-Control
Procedures for an Urban Water-Quality Monitoring Program,
Gwinnett County, Georgia"
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Concurrent Session 20: New Hydrologic Warning Horizons--Protecting
Life and Quality of Life (Blue Sky)
Moderator: Marian Baker, NHWC Director
Enrica Caporali-"Integrating Modeling of Extreme Events with Risk
Perception of Natural Hazards"
Chris Crompton-"Hydrologic Data Needs in the Aftermath of the
2007 Santiago Fire in Orange County, California"
Baxter Vieux-"Physics-based Hydrologic Modeling for Flash Flood
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm LUNCH (Colorado Ballroom)
Moderator: Kevin Stewart, NHWC President
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER
"Strategic Planning for Better Decisions"
Jack Hayes, Director, National Oceans and Atmospheric Administration,
National Weather Service, Silver Springs, Maryland
1:15 pm to 1:45 am NHWC Business Meeting (Colorado Ballroom)
With door prizes!!
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ASFPM CFM Certification Exam--additional fee required
Hosted by Berry Williams, Inc. & sanctioned by ASFPM
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 21: Exploring New Partnerships--Working Together
Towards Common Goals, Part III (Salon F)
Moderator: George Wilkins, NHWC Director
Arthur Armour-"USACE Northwestern Division Establishes New
Water Management Data Systems"
Suzanne Van Cooten-"Project CI-FLOW: Tracking the Raindrop
from the Sky to the Summit to the Sea"
Lisa Holts-"Colorado Basin River Forecast Center Operations"
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 22: Navigating the Technological Frontiers--Data
Analysis & Modeling Techniques, Part II (Salon G/H)
Moderator: Rob Nelson
Michael Schaffner-"A Distributed Flash Flood Forecasting Rainfall-
Runoff Model Applied to Fast-Responding Watersheds in the
Eastern United States"
Beth Clarke-"Verification of Floodplain Deliniation Hydrologic and
Hydraulic Models Using Radar-Derived Rainfall Grids with the
Anthony Gotvald-"Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of
Floods in Rural Basins of Georgia, South Carolina, and
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 23: Braving the Communications Wilderness--Flood
Inundation Mapping (Salon I/J)
Moderator: John Joiner
Doug Marcy-"National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) Flood
Inundation Mapping Challenges"
Joseph Jones-"Near-Real-Time Simulation and Internet-Based
Delivery of Forecast-Flood Inundation Maps Using Two-
Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling: A Pilot Study for the
Snoqualmie River, Washington"
Michael Crenshaw-"Leveraging FEMA Map Modernization Models
for Use in a Flood Forecasting System"
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 24: New Hydrologic Warning Direction--Changing
Lives, Saving Lives (Game Creek)
Moderator: Mark Svoboda
Michael Smith-"Miracle' at Greensburg: A Look at How Weather
Science and Technology is Saving Lives"
Isabelle Ruin - "From Daily to Crisis Activities: Monitoring Travel
Patterns in Response to Extreme Weather Stresses"
Kevin Stewart-"AHPS-Adapting a Familiar Hydrologic Service to
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 25: Exploring New Partnerships--Flood Warning
System Success Stories, Part II (Blue Sky)
Moderator: Rand Allan, NHWC Secretary
Brian Iserman-"Greenlee County ALERT System"
Michael Kane-"Flash-Flood Warning for the Upper Sutlej River
Basin in Northern India"
Ryan Kilgren-"San Diego County FLOODWATCH: An
Application in Real-Time Flood Forecasting for Decision Support"
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm BREAK (Salon A/B/C/D/E)
3:45 pm to 6:00 pm Exhibition Hall closed for tear-down
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm Concurrent Session 26: Navigating the Technological Frontiers--GOES
Applications for Hydrologic Warning (Salon F)
Moderator: Kay Metcalf
Duane Preble-"GOES Data Collection and Applicability for Real-
Time Hydro-Met Operations"
John Shelton-"Implementation of a New Flood Warning System:
Columbia, South Carolina"
George Arcement-"Hardeing Tidal Gages Improves Hurricane
Preparation and Warning in the Northern Gulf of Mexico"
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm Concurrent Session 27: Navigating the Technological Frontiers--Data
Analysis & Modeling Techniques, Part III (Salon G/H)
Moderator: Glenn Austin, NHWC Executive Director
Jason Needham-"Estimating Flood-Induced Consequences with
Edward Clark-"Frequency Surface Response-Supporting Flash Flood
Warning Decision Making"
Kevin Stamm-"Hydrologic Simulations of Historic, Transposed
Storms over Cherry Creek Basin in Colorado"
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm Concurrent Session 28: Braving the Communications Wilderness--New
Ideas for Public Outreach (Salon I/J)
Moderator: Paul Ankcorn
Andrew Knaak-"Hydrologic Streamflow Conditions for
Jeff Colton-"National Weather Service Hydrologic Services:
Providing Information for Flood Preparedness, Drought
Mitigation and Water Resources Management on the Western
Slope of Colorado"
Todd Hamill-"Innovative Outreach from the Southeast River
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm Concurrent Session 29: New Hydrologic Warning Direction--Adapting
Existing Technologies for New Threats (Game Creek)
Moderator: Timothy Pojunas
Brian Iserman-"Lakes ALERT System"
Jeff Conaway-"Collection and Distribution of Real-Time Streambed
Scour Monitoring Data from Bridges in Alaska"
Mike McMahon-"Flood Warning Systems with Multiple Flood
Warning Scenarios Fairfax County, Virginia"
3:45 pm to 5:15 pm Concurrent Session 30: Navigating the Technological Frontiers--
Precipitation Forecasting Techniques, Part III (Blue Sky)
Moderator: Joel Lanier
Pedro Fernandez-"Use of Radar and ALERT Data for the
Characterization of Convective Cells for the Calibration
of a Storm Model"
Beth Clarke-"Use of Blended Numerical Weather Prediction Models
and Radar Nowcasts for Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting"
Gregory Story-"The Rio Grande Flooding of Late Summer 2008:
Challenges Faced by the HAS Forecasters at the NWS West
Gulf River Forecast Center"
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm NHWC Awards Banquet (Colorado Ballroom)
With Grand Door Prizes!!
Wine sponsored by Water & Earth Technologies
Featuring the music of Roy Bloomfield, guitarist who has played with
with Bo Diddley and many others.
9:00 pm to 12:00 pm Hospitality Suite Open
Sponsored by Hydrolynx, Inc.