Recent News


Dr. Konstantine P. Georgakakos announced his retirement from HRC

After over 30 years of unwavering dedication and conscientious work, Dr. Konstantine P. Georgakakos announced his retirement from HRC on 31 December 2023, where he served as Managing Director from July 1993 to September 2023. Dr. Georgakakos founded the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) in San Diego, California in July 1993, as a non-profit organization with... Read More

Bob Jubach

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Mr. Robert (Bob) Jubach, HRC General Manager from 2005 to 2022.  Bob passed away on December 6th, 2023, peacefully among his family, after several months of declining health. Mr. Jubach joined the Hydrologic Research Center in August 2005 and served as the Center’s General... Read More

Climate Projections for Mining Sites in Mexico

HRC and the Center for Applied Hydroclimate Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA) are partnering with the Fresnillo PLC to provide climate projections of targeted meteorological variables for their mining sites in Mexico. Climate change impacts on the mining industry are detrimental; therefore, the partnership objective is to identify key meteorological variables to understand... Read More

HRC Participates in the Second Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) Global Workshop

The Second Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) Global Workshop was held in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia from June 19-23, 2023. The workshop was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and hosted by the National Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of North Macedonia. The event connected experts and representatives of National Meteorological and Hydrological... Read More

Unprecedented Monsoonal Flash Floods in Pakistan in 2022

  A Case Study using August 2022 Products from the Operational Pakistan-Afghanistan Regional Flash Flood Guidance System (PARFFGS)   The monsoonal period from the middle of June through the end of August 2022 saw unprecedented rainfall and flooding throughout Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan. The Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) has conducted a case study analysis using... Read More

HRC Staff Publish Research Paper on Flash Flood Assessment and Operational Prediction in Urban Areas in the Journal WATER

  HRC staff members Dr. Zhengyang Cheng, Dr. Konstantine Georgakakos, Cristopher Spencer and Randall Banks published a research paper on flash flood assessment and operational prediction in urban areas in the journal WATER on 13 August 2022. The paper demonstrates the research-to-application and operational use of numerical hydrologic and hydraulic modeling to (a) quantify potential... Read More

HRC Presentation at the American Geophysical Union on Microwave-Adjusted Global Hydro-Estimator Research and Implementation – with video

HRC staff made an oral video presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021.  HRC’s presentation was on 13 December 2021, the first day of the meeting.  The presentation was made by Dr. Konstantine Georgakakos, Dr. Theresa Modrick Hansen, and Mr. Cristopher Spencer.  The title of the paper is Operational Microwave-Adjusted Hydro-Estimator to Support Flash... Read More

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 Recognized in Video at the 2020 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Central to the mission of the Hydrologic Research Center is to realize an efficient and reliable process to transform research done by its members and the broader research community to useful applications and operational systems worldwide.  The American Geophysical Union (AGU) through its AGU TV program invited HRC in 2020 to illustrate this research-to-application and... Read More