The cheerful TV weather person comes on the local news on Friday and talks about a 40% chance of rain for Monday. But come Monday, a severe storm causes local flooding and a combined sewer overflow! Precipitation forecasting has improved exponentially over the last 20-years, yet for public works operations, a profound disconnect exists in how forecast information is acquired (access and timing), perceived (interpreted), and used for decision-support (mitigation.) This presentation will discuss the tools that are available to resolve this issue and provide innovative approaches for using hydro-meteorological information in managing stormwater and wastewater programs.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:
Identify reliable sources for hydro-meteorological information.
Discuss how to better use and apply forecast information to stormwater, reservoir, and wastewater management.
Make more informed decisions to mitigate the impacts of severe storms and flooding.
Senior Hydrometeorologist, Climate Change and Resiliency Lead,
HDR, Denver, CO
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