Impacts of Water Variability: Benefits and Challenges


Hydrologic Information Needs for Emergency Management

Kevin G. Stewart, National Hydrologic Warning Council, Denver, CO

Not long ago, access to and use of real-time hydrologic data was the exclusive domain of hydrologists, engineers and forecasters. Today, in this fast-changing "Information Age," emergency managers, water managers and other state/local officials are numbered among the more sophisticated users of hydrologic data and forecast products. The National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) represents a broad cross-section of this user community in the United States. This paper presents some examples of how advanced these users have become and describes some new public/private partnerships that have resulted.

Session 1, Perspectives on Impacts and Response Options in North America
Monday, 10 February 2003, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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