Category Archives: Current News

World Meteorological Organization strengthens Flash Flood Guidance System

During the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Extraordinary Congress in October 2021, the Flash Flood Guidance System with Global Coverage (FFGS/WGC) has been put on a more sustainable footing after a decision by the Extraordinary World Meteorological Congress.   HRC is a partner in the development and implementation of the FFGS/WGC in collaboration with the WMO, U.S.... Read More

HRC presents Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) snow hydrology webinar

In response to the growing hazards of flash floods caused by melting of snow and ice, a Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) snow hydrology webinar was organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and India Meteorological Department (IMD) and presented by Dr Eylon Shamir of the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) to discuss the importance for tracking... Read More

HRC Participates in the India Meteorological Department Commissioning of Flash Flood Guidance Services for South Asia

The Hydrologic Research Center participated in the commissioning of the South Asia Flash Flood Guidance Services coordinated by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).  The event officially launched the South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (South Asia FFGS) in the region.  The system, developed and implemented by HRC, supports the National Meteorological and Hydrologic Services in... Read More

HRC Participates in Flash Flood Guidance System Global Workshop

The first Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) Global Workshop was held in Antalya, Turkey from 4-8 Nov 2019.  The workshop was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.S. Agency for International Development/ Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and was hosted by the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS).  The workshop... Read More

HRC Begins Implementation of the Saint Lucia Flash Flood Guidance System

HRC signed a contract on 24 October 2019 with the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy of the Government of Saint Lucia to develop and implement the Saint Lucia Flash Flood Guidance system (SLFFGS) for the island.  HRC will be working closely with the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services (SLMS) and the Water Resources Management Agency... Read More

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