The purpose of the two and a half day summit was to develop a set of requirements for the next generation of flash flood products and services, including observations and monitoring, modeling, forecasting and characterization, and communication. In addition to developing stakeholder requirements, one of the important outcomes of the summit was a better understanding and appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies involved in forecasting and/or responding to flash flooding.
Contact: Rob Cifelli
The National Water Center is NOAA’s contribution to the Integrated Water Resource Science and Services (IWRSS) partnership between the USGS, USACE, and NOAA. FEMA will be joining the IWRSS consortium in the near future. The National Water Center is located on the University of Alabama campus and will eventually house over 200 NOAA, USGS, and ACE employees.