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Community Advisory Committee for Water Prediction

Overview

The Community Advisory Committee for Water Prediction (CAC-WP) was formed in 2017 to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) and its Office of Water Prediction (OWP) with independent review of OWP's water modeling capabilities, with emphasis on the National Water Model (NWM), other modeling innovations and developments, and related data and information services.

The CAC-WP was established and is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The Committee is designed to bring independent expertise and perspectives from across the community to provide recommendations to improve OWP's modeling capacity and related services. The Committee maintains two co-chairs and 12+ members composed primarily of hydrologists, civil engineers, and other water resources science and data experts. The Committee serves in an advisory capacity  to OWP and NOAA and is not a formal federal review board. 

The mission of the OWP is to collaboratively research, develop, and deliver timely and consistent state-of-the-science national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, decision-support services, and guidance to support and inform essential emergency services and water resources decisions. That mission is supported by the vision of a water-ready nation, capable of addressing a host of challenges with water extremes, water scarcity, and water quality via improved water prediction and decision support services. 

To address the growing needs of water resources stakeholders and the associated science and service gaps, the Committee brings independent expertise and perspectives from across the community to provide recommendations to improve OWP’s water modeling capabilities and related services. The committee is comprised primarily of hydrologists, civil engineers, and other water resources science and data science experts and is administratively managed by UCAR. Any review and recommendations are those of the Committee and not of UCAR. 

 

 

 

Updated: March 20, 2020

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CPAESS Contact Information

Office:
303-497-8666

Fax:
303-497-8633

Shipping Address:
UCAR/CPAESS
3090 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301