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. 

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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