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

Water Management Services for the Panama Canal Authority

An integrated hydrometeorological system was designed and implemented by HRC for the utilization of data from various sensors in the 3,300 km2 Panama Canal Watershed for the purpose of producing real-time, spatially distributed, mean areal rainfall estimates, and rainfall and flow forecasts. These forecasts are used by the ACP (Autoridad de Canal de Panama –... 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

Upstream River Regulation

HRC designed, developed, tested and implemented a quantitative methodology to incorporate upstream regulation effects (reservoir releases and inflows, import and export flows from the river system, etc.) and uncertainty into the National Weather Service Ensemble Streamflow Prediction products. The developed Upstream River Regulation Accounting methodology was implemented within the CHPS environment for use by NWS... Read More

Predicting Flash Floods and Their Risk in a Dry Climate

Flash floods are among the most destructive natural disasters; however, limited research has been devoted to their study in dry climate regimes. This project’s objective was to study the hydrologic, meteorological and related geomorphologic aspects of flash floods in the dry climate region of Israel and to understand the capability of hydrometeorological modeling to reliably... Read More

Sensitivity Analysis Assessing the Impact of Gabion Dams and Vegetation on Flood Flows in the Ravine Millett in Haiti

As a follow-up to the  project “Evaluate the Effectiveness of Check Dams in the Millet and Brise Tout Ravines in Haiti Using Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling”, HRC used the methodologies and models developed and applied for the previous Ravine Millet study, conduct a sensitivity analysis to quantify the downstream flood impact of the size and location of gabion dams... Read More

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