Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 3

CONTENTS

FEATURE ARTICLES
6 The National Water Model Vision

The advent of a new era in hydrology for the United States.
By David R. Maidment

Beaumont

8 Transforming NOAA Water Prediction:
The New National Water Model

Houston

A new modeling system to improve the spatial and temporal resolution
of water predictions for the United States.
By Thomas Graziano

10 Perspectives on the National Water Model

A roundtable review from five agencies, sharing their involvement and
thoughts on the future of NWM forecasts.
By Steve Kopp

12 FloodCast: A Framework for Enhanced
Flood Event Decision Making for
Transportation Resilience

Developing a way for emergency responders and other public safety
officials to receive instantaneous inundation and water depth data via
smart devices.
By Mat Mampara

14 Hurricane Harvey and the National Water Model
This recent event exemplifies the call to action - why we need the
National Water Model.
By David R. Maidment

17 Contributions of the Academic Community in
Advancing the National Water Model

University Summer Institute program engages graduate students in
applications of the NWM.
By Jerad Bales

19 Turning on the Faucet:
Making National Water Model Data Flow

How do you turn hundreds of gigabytes of daily output into useable
information?
By Fernando Salas

About the cover: The cover depicts a 24 hour runoff forecast
for the peak of hurricane Harvey, which dumped record
breaking rainfall on coastal Texas last summer. The wide
light blue lines represent the highest flow. More information
about how the National Water Model was applied during the
hurricane Harvey response can be found on pg 14.

OTHER FEATURES

Messages
5 President's Message
Brenda Bateman, AWRA President

Columns
21 The New Economics of Water:
Balancing Urban and Agricultural
Water Needs on Colorado's Front Range
22 What's Up with Water: United We
Stand, Divided We Fall: States Rights
and WOTUS Rule

AWRA Business
25 International Conference Recap
26 AWRA State Section and
Student Chapter News
27 December JAWRA Highlights
28 In Memoriam: Ari Michelsen
29 2018-2019 Richard A. Herbert
Memorial Scholarship Opportunities
30 AWRA Board of Directors
2018 Call for Nominations
About this issue
Issue theme: The National Water Model

Guest Editors: Steve Kopp and Sandra Fox

What if we could forecast streamflow and floods as we forecast the weather?
Know days or weeks in advance how much water will be in a stream? How
many lives would be saved? How much property could be protected with
advanced notice of impending flood water? Technological advancements
made through collaborative efforts led by NOAA have produced the National
Water Model. This issue explores the vision, technology and application
of this valuable new hydrologic forecasting system. Input from the private
sector, governmental agencies and academia are provided.
Volume 20 * Number 1 www.awra.org * 3


http://www.awra.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018

President’s Message
The National Water Model Vision
Transforming NOAA Water Prediction: The New National Water Model
Perspectives on the National Water Model
FloodCast: A Framework for Enhanced Flood Event Decision Making for Transportation Resilience
Hurricane Harvey and the National Water Model
Contributions of the Academic Community in Advancing the National Water Model
Turning on the Faucet: Making National Water Model Data Flow
The New Economics of Water: Balancing Urban and Agricultural Water Needs on Colorado’s Front Range
What’s Up with Water: United We Stand, Divided We Fall: States Rights and WOTUS Rule
International Conference Recap
AWRA State Section and Student Chapter News
December JAWRA Highlights
In Memoriam: Ari Michelsen
2018-2019 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Opportunities
AWRA Board of Directors 2018 Call for Nominations
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - Intro
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - cover1
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - cover2
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 3
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 4
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - President’s Message
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - The National Water Model Vision
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 7
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - Transforming NOAA Water Prediction: The New National Water Model
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 9
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - Perspectives on the National Water Model
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 11
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - FloodCast: A Framework for Enhanced Flood Event Decision Making for Transportation Resilience
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 13
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - Hurricane Harvey and the National Water Model
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 15
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 16
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - Contributions of the Academic Community in Advancing the National Water Model
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 18
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - Turning on the Faucet: Making National Water Model Data Flow
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 20
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - The New Economics of Water: Balancing Urban and Agricultural Water Needs on Colorado’s Front Range
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - What’s Up with Water: United We Stand, Divided We Fall: States Rights and WOTUS Rule
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 23
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 24
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - International Conference Recap
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - AWRA State Section and Student Chapter News
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - December JAWRA Highlights
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - In Memoriam: Ari Michelsen
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - 2018-2019 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Opportunities
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - AWRA Board of Directors 2018 Call for Nominations
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - cover3
Water Resources - IMPACT - January 2018 - cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0319
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0219
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0119
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0618
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0518
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0418
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0318
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0617
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0517
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0317
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0616
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0516
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWARS0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0316
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/AWRAS/AWRAS0116
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com