2009 FEMA Flood Conference
Too much or too little water can have tremendous consequences. Thus, accurate and timely water information is critical for the health and safety of all citizens and the economic well being of our nation. In a joint effort between the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Ocean Service, and the National Weather Service, this 90 minute workshop explains a summit to the sea approach in saving lives and property with a focus on the use of new and innovative technologies to provide decision makers the information they need to preposition people and resources to better mitigate the impacts of floods. The U.S. Geological Survey collects valuable river information which NOAA’s National Weather Service uses to develop river and flood forecasts. In partnership, along the coast, the National Ocean Service monitors inundation, storm surge and extreme events in the face of changing sea levels.