NHWC 2019 Conference

Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, June 17, 2019
Call for Abstracts is CLOSED
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts
  • Abstracts and biographies must be submitted by November 9, 2018 online using the Abstract Submission Form Link.
  • Authors will be notified of their acceptance by the NHWC agenda committee approximately 4 weeks after the close of submittals. 
  • A concise biography of all authors must be provided, including job titles, employer, phone number, mail, and e-mail address of each author.
Both short and long-format presentations are being sought:
  • Short presentations- 30 minutes, including a Q&A period.
  • Long presentations- up to 90 minutes workshop-style presentations may be requested - ideal for extended training, multi-speaker programs on a common theme, or panel style presentations. 
The length of presentation will be noted on the abstract submittal. All presentation must focus on professional content and not include specific promotion of a product or company. 

Presentations should be delivered via USB drive at the time of check-in at the registration desk.

Preparation of a complete paper is encouraged but is not a requirement for presenting at the conference. 

By submitting an abstract for a presentation or paper, authors agree to its distribution at the conference and to subsequent reproduction in conference proceedings, newsletters, and on the NHWC website. 

Tracks:
In keeping with the Triple Crown theme, conference tracks are represented by past Triple Crown winners.

Track 1: Justify 
Large and muscular with commanding presence. Dominated the field in 2018
  • Lessons learned from recent extreme events
  • Epic Flood events
  • Hurricane impacts
  • International experiences with hydrologic hazards
  • Monitoring emerging threats related to water quality issues, oil spills, tsunamis, fire burn areas, debris flows, and landslides 
Track 2: American Pharoah
A gentle horse that does not like big crowds. His ability to find yet a higher gear in the homestretch leaves jockeys on opposing horses in awe.
  • Understanding human connections
  • Multi-channel communications
  • The role of social networks in emergency warning
  • Crowdsourced data collection
  • Federal collaborative efforts in Social Media
Track 3: Affirmed 
Not the biggest or fastest horse but fueled by steely determination to win. Affirmed and arch-rival Alydar finished 1-2 in each of the triple crown races.
  • Communicating slow-moving disasters
  • Devastating droughts in United States
  • Driving response to slowly evolving disasters when large infrastructure changes are needed
  • Adaptation strategies
Track 4: Seattle Slew
Known as highly intelligent and confident, Seattle Slew showed fire and energy on race day.
  • Getting the right information to the right people at the right time to get the right response
  • Communicating risk
  • Implementing end-to-end Multi-Hazard Warning Systems worldwide
  • Inundation mapping
  • Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, or PDAs) as warning tools 
Track 5: Secretariat 
The legendary Big Red is the gold standard for Thoroughbred racing. Secretariat won the 1973 Belmont Stakes by an astonishing 31 lengths (278 feet)!
  • Ensemble forecasting
  • Forecast informed decision making
  • Probabilistic hydrologic forecast
  • Atmospheric river impacts
  • Multi-sensor precipitation estimates
  • Hydrologic, hydraulic, and reservoir modeling 
  • Community Hydrologic Prediction Systems (CHPS)
  • Corps Water Management System (CWMS)
Track 6: Citation
Citation possessed speed and stamina but his racing style was like a game of "cat and mouse," the first Thoroughbred to reach $1 million in career winnings.
  • Flood warning systems and Community Rating System 
  • Integrated flood warning systems in floodplain management activities
  • Dam Safety
Track 7: Count Fleet
Count Fleet showed little promise as a 2-year old but blossomed into a dynamic front runner through the Triple Crown campaign. He raced to the front and stayed there!
  • Changing technology
  • Data collection/monitoring 
  • Remote sensing options
  • Designing networks for ALERT2
  • Source Address Management 
  • Best practices for operations and maintenance
Track 8: Whirlaway
A quirky colt who lacked focus but became a fan-favorite. Owners were never sure Whirlaway would end up in the Winner's Circle or the grandstand. Riding Whirlaway was likened to riding a tornado. 
  • Technologies for moving climate target
  • Sea level rise
  • Weather extremes
  • Dealing with non-stationarity
  • NOAA Atlas 14 updates 



Full Conference Pass-  Primary Speaker  ($575.00 until 3/11/19 / $675.00 effective 3/12/19)
  • Includes all three days of the conference; June 17-20, 2019. 
  • Includes the Networking Event on Tuesday evening
  • Entrance into all sessions; exhibitor hall; exhibitor reception; Thursday night Awards Banquet 
Meals Included in the Full Conference Pass - Speaker
  • Tuesday- Breakfast; AM and PM Break; Lunch; Dinner at the Tuesday evening Event
  • Wednesday- Breakfast; AM and PM Break; Lunch; Dinner on your own
  • Thursday- Breakfast; AM and PM Break; Lunch; Awards Banquet 
Single-Day Registration Pass: Speaker ($275.00)
Chose which single-day you will be attending. Single-day pass options are Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Entrance into all sessions; exhibitor hall; exhibitor reception (Wednesday Only)
*Does not include the Networking event on Tuesday, but can be purchased as an add-on for the attendee or guest, when registering ($45)
*Does not include the Awards Banquet on Thursday, but can be purchased as an add-on for the attendee or guest, when registering ($40)

Meals included with the Single-Day Pass (Speakers)
  • Breakfast; AM and PM Break; and Lunch

Primary Speakers receive the NHWC member pricing


  • Primary Speaker for 90 minute presentations are eligible 
  • Primary Speaker for 30 minute presentations are eligible 
  • Second Presenter and Additional Panelist for 90 minute presentations are subject to NHWC approval
  • Second Presenter and Additional Panelist for 30 minute presentations are not eligible 

 
 

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