Projects

Optimization of Water Resources Management in the Upper Santa Cruz River

This project involved the development of a one-stop portal Water Resources Climate Assessment Tool [WARCAT] that is designed to serve pertinent and timely information with respect to decision making for optimal water resources management and planning at the Santa Cruz Active Management Area (SCAMA).  To accomplish this, HRC developed a custom designed website offering a collection... Read More

Modernization of Pakistan Meteorological Department Hydrologic Forecast Capacity

HRC supported the World Meteorological Organization Fact-Finding and Needs-Assessment Expert Mission to Pakistan in November 2010 after the devastating floods of July and August 2010.  The purpose of the mission was to assess the current capability of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), specifically, to evaluate the technical details of Pakistan floods in July-August 2010; damage... Read More

India Disaster Management Support Project

HRC supported the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development to modernize the Indian Meteorological Department with respect to improvement of early warning for floods, cyclones and extreme weather events in India. The project was comprised of five sub-projects: 1) Tropical cyclone forecast & warning, 2) Local severe storms (including... Read More

Incorporating Climate Information and Stakeholder Engagement in Groundwater Resources Planning and Management

The project addresses uncertainties with meeting water demands in semi-arid regions for groundwater dependent communities where aquifers are being replenished by intermittent streamflow events.  As projected and observed climatic changes for the Southwest U.S. increase these uncertainties, the project was designed to employ a novel modeling framework and extensive stakeholder interactions to achieve the following... Read More

Flash Flood Early Warning System Applications, Kankai River Basin, Nepal

The objective of this project was to work with the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and NGO Practical Action to facilitate the development of collaborations between the two organizations for an end-to-end flash flood early warning system program for the Kankai River basin in Nepal.   The primary focus for the DHM collaborative support... Read More

Collaborative Research: Interannual and Seasonal Variability of Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada from Tree Rings

This is an interdisciplinary research project that combines hydrological and tree-ring data and state-of-the-art modeling practices to improve knowledge of temporal and spatial variability of snowpack, soil moisture, and temperature characteristics at the watershed scale in the North Fork of the American River, which drains into the Sacramento River from the Sierra Nevada of California. Through this project... Read More