Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operation (FIRO) Workshop Registration

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September 12-13, 2019

University of Texas at Arlington
Nedderman Hall, Rady Room (6th floor)
Arlington, TX

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Please join us for a two-day interactive workshop to learn about how NOAA forecasts have been applied in decision-support tools for water management in different states, and to participate in a dialogue on what steps are needed to integrate NOAA forecasts in reservoir operations and water resources management in Texas and Oklahoma.

Workshop objectives:

  1. Learn from entities in other parts of the nation that have integrated, or are in the process of integrating, forecasts in operational decision-support tools (e.g., Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations [FIRO]). 

  2. Identify current and emerging NOAA operational products that can be readily used, for example, in the context of FIRO.   

  3. Understand the concerns that water operators in Texas and Oklahoma have with using seasonal and sub-seasonal climate forecasts. 

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Note to Federal Attendees and those on Federal Travel Orders

Please note that NOAA regulations prohibit UCAR from providing meals to federal employees, except NSF employees. Therefore, it is requested that federal employees contribute $16.00 per day for lunch;  this amount is the lunch portion of the FY2019 GSA CONUS M&IE for Arlington. 

Please note that UCAR accepts Visa and MasterCard only; see PAYMENT INFORMATION below.
Also, please note that some US government credit cards and travel credit cards have restrictions placed on them by your agency regarding which merchant ID number categories they may be used for.  Such restrictions may prohibit you from paying online, due to UCAR's merchant ID number category, which is "educational establishment."

It is now possible to pay UCAR via the Internet!  Please note that UCAR accepts only Visa and MasterCard:

  1. Proceed to
  2. Under "Payment Select", click on "Other Items" and then from the drop-down menu, choose "FIRO Wkshp - Sept 2019 - Meal Fee," and then click on the "Next" button.
  3. On the following screen, enter the amount (16 or 32) and fill in your billing information. When you are ready, click on the "Start Process" button.
  4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your payment and the amount paid.

If you prefer to pay by check in advance, please mail your check to Brian Jackson UCAR-CPAESS, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307.


Please read the Participant Code of Conduct

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For more information, contact Nelun Fernando (nelun.fernando at or Yu Zhang (yu.zhang at