A collaboration of Federal and NGO partners (NOAA, EPA, the Water Environment Research Foundation, the Water Research Federation, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, and NOBLIS) has been convening a series of workshops in communities that have experienced extreme events (i.e., drought, flood, sea level rise, freezing weather, and cascading impacts from multiple events in the Russian River Basin, CA; Gwinnett County (ACF), GA; Tidewater, VA and soon to be held in the Missouri River Basin and Texas). The objective of the workshops is to understand how water utilities had planned for, and responded to, these events, and to learn how they are preparing for future events. An additional goal is to gather information on how they use forecasts and what kind of information they would like to have for planning.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and DC Water made a request to this group of partners to hold a case study workshop on December 17, 2012 focused on Washington D.C. and what has been learned from Hurricane Sandy and the Derecho. A briefing on all of the case studies (including the DC one) will be held in the spring. Both Wayne Higgins and Nancy Beller-Simms will be speaking at this workshop.
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