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Radar Hydrology Training for the Fiji Flash Flood Guidance System (FijiFFGS)

The Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) conducted a 3-week training course on Radar Hydrology for participants from the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) from August 19 through September 6, 2019.  The objectives of the training course were (a) to give technical background on weather radar systems and their use for precipitation estimation, (b) to provide practical, hands-on... Read More

HRC Supports Initial Planning Meeting for Fiji Flash Flood Guidance System Implementation and Provides Initial Training Session for the Use of Radar Data in Flash-Flood Prediction

HRC participated in the initial planning meeting for the development and implementation of a flash flood guidance system for Fiji.  The meeting was held at the Fiji Meteorological Service in Nadi, Fiji on the 12th and 13th of November 2018. In attendance were representatives of the Fiji Meteorological Service and Disaster Management Office as well as... Read More

HRC Supports WRNs Steering Committee Meeting in Geneva

HRC worked with the NWS to organize and participate in the Second Weather Ready Nations (WRNs) Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) held in Geneva, Switzerland. The goal of the meeting was to bring together professionals currently involved in a wide range of impact based forecasting (IBF) activities to share their knowledge and work towards a common... Read More

HRC Supports Croatia Weather Ready Nations Initial Workshop

As part of its International Impact-based Forecasting and Warning Service program supporting the U.S. National Weather Service International Activities Office, HRC organized and participated in the initial Weather Ready Nations project workshop for Croatia.  The workshop was held at the  Zagreb Congress Center in Zagreb on 27-28 September 2018.   In attendance were representatives of the DHMZ... Read More

HRC Completes INFORM Operational Implementation

In summer of 2018, following more than a decade of demonstration efforts in collaboration with Federal, State and Local Agencies in California, the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) and the Georgia Water Resources Institute (GWRI) of Georgia Tech completed the operational implementation of the Integrated Forecast and Reservoir Management (INFORM) system at the California Department of... Read More

HRC Provides FFGS-Based Riverine Routing and Urban Flash Flood Prediction Training

Thirteen engineers from Turkey and one official from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) arrived at the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) in San Diego on 6 August 2018 to participate in a three-week hands-on training workshop of the riverine routing and urban flash flood functionalities of the Flash Flood Guidance system. Turkey representatives were from the... Read More

HRC Provides Flash Flood Guidance System Training for Southeastern Asia Oceania Countries, Myanmar and Israel

During the period 18 June through 13 July 2018, HRC hosted 16 meteorologists and hydrologists representing Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Myanmar, and Israel.  The representatives were provided operational training on the Southeastern Asia Oceania Flash Flood Guidance (SAOFFG) System, the Myanmar Flash Flood Guidance  (MyanmarFFG) System and the Black... Read More

HRC Completes Urban Flash Flooding and Community Mitigation Measures Project in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HRC has completed an extensive study for three districts in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for evaluating concerns with urban flash flooding.  The project was a subaward agreement from GOAL Honduras and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.  The regions are characterized by steep terrain, significant urbanization and high rainfall rates.... Read More

HRC Provides Flash Flood Guidance System Training for South Asia Countries

During the period 5 to 30 March 2018, HRC hosted nine meteorologists and hydrologists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal,  and Sri Lanka for operational training on the South Asia Flash Flood Guidance (SAsiaFFG) System. Known as Step 3 Training of the Flash Flood Hydrometeorologist Training Program for users of the HRC-developed Flash Flood Guidance system, the... Read More