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Webinar: Flood Warning and Reducing Flood Risk

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Webinar: Flood Warning and Reducing Flood Risk

February 23 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST


Flood Warning Systems represent an opportunity for local communities to reduce flood risk without major investment in infrastructure. It can also provide a better understanding of how and when flooding occurs, which translates to more effective flood mitigation efforts in the future. However, to achieve these long-term benefits, Flood Warning Systems require planning and a strategic long-term vision. Between October and December 2020, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) awarded $2.8M to rural cities and counties for Flood Warning Systems, including gages, flashers, communication towers, and software. For these investments to be successful, plans must be in place to ensure sustainability over the long term.

In this presentation, we will discuss the basic components of flood warning systems, how to leverage flood warning systems for broader applications, and how holistic planning and vision is critical to long-term success.


David C. Curtis PhD, F.EWRI

For the past 40 years, Dr. Curtis PhD, F.EWRI, Senior Vice President with WEST Consultants, Inc., has been on the leading edge of hydro-meteorological and flood risk management services. He has supported the design, development, and implementation of award-winning flood monitoring systems across the world. Dr. Curtis has contributed significantly to the economic analysis of flood warning systems, quantified the communication capacities of ALERT flood warning systems, and developed procedures for designing gage networks.


Andrew C. Yung PE, CFM, D.WRE

Andrew Yung PE, CFM, D.WRE is a Principal and the Chief Hydrologist for Walter P. Moore and has more than 30 years of experience as an engineer, planner, and hydrologist. He has worked numerous floods in the Houston area, coordinating post-flood data collection and calibration of hydrologic and hydraulic models to historic events. From these efforts, he developed an interest in flood warning and flood forecasting, which has led to managing the development of several flood warning systems for both municipal and corporate interests.



Member $25   |   Nonmember $75   |   Government $15   |   Student FREE



February 23
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
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