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Engagement and Impact through Themed Joint Sessions

We are expecting, with your participation and involvement, these themed joint sessions will serve as a catalyst for focusing the attention of the research and operational communities (and also those who are involved in accelerating the transition of research results into operations) on the exciting possibilities related to advancing predictive capabilities across many fields and applications.
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Decision Making using Advanced Technology: Risk-based Predictions and Risk-informed Communication for the Water Information Customer

One of the great advances of twentieth-century hydrologic science and technology was development of the ability to forecast future watershed and river conditions and to process the forecast information for the benefit of decision makers and end users. Decisions protecting life and property; agriculture and water supply; national defense and homeland security; and socioeconomic, ecosystem, and individual well-being are now be made based on the skill, accuracy, and clarity of presentation of these forecasts. These forecasts range from minutes to days to months to address flash flood, river flood, and seasonal water availability decisions, as well as predictions of expected conditions associated with seasonal to interannual climate variability and even longer-term, scenario-based climate change. We seek papers describing advances in risk-based predictive capabilities and communication of those predictions to support water resource decision makers. Topics of interest include the current status and plans for understanding uncertainty in observation technologies and forecasts, and approaches to provide risk-informed water information to decision makers, as well as mechanisms to integrate customer needs using science and technology advances across Federal, state and local government agencies, universities, and international and private/commercial sectors.

Host Conference(s)

29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT)
Contact(s): Dr. Larry Brazil, larry.brazil@riverside.com Dr. George Smith, george.smith@riverside.com

Partnering Conference(s)

27th Conference on Hydrology
Contact(s): Andy Wood, andy.wood@noaa.gov