WRNs – International Impact-based Forecasting and Warning Services

HRC is the lead technical organization supporting the U.S. National Weather Service International Affairs Office with a program for the development and implementation of hydrometeorological hazard impact-based forecast and warning services in the Republic of South Africa, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.  This program  is patterned after similar developments as the... Read More

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

Reducing Urban Disaster Risk in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Under a subaward with GOAL Honduras, the Hydrologic Research Center is providing technical assistance to a program entitled A Neighborhood Approach to Reduce Urban Disaster Risk in Three High Risk Neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa, Honduras”.  The HRC  tasks are designed to provide tailoring and calibration of numerical models for landslide assessment and for flood analysis with the local... Read More

Training and Mentoring Support for the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology

The Hydrologic Research Center is working with the U.S. Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to provide hydrometeorological expertise to work closely with the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) leadership to support decision making about priorities; ensure that the best choices are made in terms of integrated new equipment systems;... 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

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