NOAA Stands Up New National Water Center

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially opened its National Water Center on Tuesday at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  The Center houses a water resources forecasting operations center with situation rooms, an applied water resources research and development center, a geo-intelligence laboratory, a systems proving ground and an airborne snow and soil moisture observation analysis facility to monitor, measure, plan and manage water situations. Cutting edge technologies will allow more accurate forecasting extreme runoff, flooding, droughts and other types of water problems.  In fact, the expectation is that NOAA will now have the capability of predicting extreme water events up to 30 days in advance, which will allow communities to prepare and will help manage the economic impact.

NOAA has created a video that highlights the National Water Center, the value it brings to the water community, and speaks to the three principal water challenges – a growing population, a changing climate, and an aging infrastructure – facing the US today.  Click here to view the video.


2 Responses to NOAA Stands Up New National Water Center

  1. I am not able to register

    • Bridget O'Grady says:

      As noted at the bottom of the article, please contact Lauren Wisniewski at EPA WSD for more information. Sorry but I do not have information about registration problems.