Community Advisory Committee for Water Prediction Meetings

CAC-WP 2019 - 2nd Advisory Committee Meeting

National Water Center

November 20-21, 2019

The CAC-WP held its second meeting at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in late November, 2019. The meeting provided the Committee and invited guests with a comprehensive overview of progress and status of the current National Water Model (v.2.0, implemented May 2019), and related activities of the National Water Center (NWC), operational since 2014. The NWC coordinates, facilitates, and integrates development activities across National Weather Service hydrologic activities, supervising 140 employees in three locations: Chanhassan, Minnesota; Silver Spring, Maryland, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. NWC provides critical support for 13 River Forecast Centers (RFCs) and 142 weather forecast offices (FOs) across the country, as well as essential support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Cross-agency collaboration has resulted in agreement among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United State Geological Survey (USGS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and NOAA OWP for development of one coordinating flood inundation mapping activity, to be mediated by the National Water Center. The development spotlights the need for broader application of the NWM in operational settings, and reveals increased community interest for access to and participation in helping to further refine NWM parameters and capacity. 


Report: CAC-WP_2nd_Meeting_Final_Report_Revision_02-20-2020


1. CAC-WP Update and Office of Water Prediction Strategic Vision - Thomas Graziano, Ed Clark

2. National Water Model Ecosystem - David Gochis

3. NWM - Community O2R-R2O (2 slides) - David Gochis 

4. Group 1 Breakout - In Situ and Remotely Sensed Data - Harry Cikanek, Trey Flowers, Matt Ables, Jerad Bales

5. Group 2 Breakout - Physiographic Data Sets - Fred Ogden, Shelley Thawley, Dave Tarboton, Rick Hooper, Roy Rasmussen

6. Group 3 Breakout - Flood Inundation Mapping - Pat Burke, Michael Lowry, David Maidment, Joe Nimmich, Ahmad Tavakoly, Tom Graziano, Ed Clarke, Steve Kopp, Fernando Aristazabal, Clint Dawson


CAC-WP Meeting at AGU 2018

December 13, 2018

CPAESS took the opportunity of the AGU to hold a meeting for CAC-WP (Community Advisory Committee for Water Prediction) on the morning of 13th December. David Maidment and Don Cline, Co-Chairs of CAC-WP, reviewed the recommendations of CAC-WP meeting held in January 2018. Tom Graziano, Director of NOAA Office of Water Prediction,  and Ed Clark, Director of the National Water Center presented the current status and future plans for the National Water Model. Many new capabilities have been developed in response to the recommendations from CAC-WP. Tony Busalacchi, President of UCAR complimented the effort of NOAA Office of Water Prediction in engaging the broader community and the significant progress of the National Water Model over the past year. Tom Graziano proposed to hold CAC-WP meetings at roughly 18 month intervals. The next meeting is likely to take place in either late Spring or early Fall of 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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CAC-WP meeting at AGU 2018


Inaugural Meeting

January 30 - February 1, 2018

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Thomas Graziano and Edward Clark Presentation

Inaugural Meeting Findings and Recommendations

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