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Friday, June 04, 2010

Delivery of Technology and Flood Services to Users

6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. General Registration Open

8:30 a.m. Announcements, Introductions
Barbara Watson, Meteorologist-in-Charge, Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Binghamton, National Weather Service (NWS)
8:35 - 8:50 a.m. Welcome:
Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System - Paul Swartz, Executive Director, Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
8:50 - 9:20 a.m. Keynote: Wilkes-Barre and Agnes - Then and Now - David Nicosia, WCM, WFO Binghamton, NWS

9:20 - 10:10 a.m. Plenary Session:
Inundation Mapping Session Chair: Benjamin Pratt, P.E., CFM, SRBC

9:20 - 9:40 Inundation Maps on NWS Websites - Laurie Hogan, Eastern Region, NWS
9:40 - 10:00 Community Steps to Getting Inundation Mapping - Victor Hom, NWS
10:00 - 10:10 Open Discussion Q&A
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:
Community Flood Warning Services Moderator: Chris Gitro, WFO Binghamton, NWS New Tools Moderator: Dr. Jim Porter, NY City Department of Environmental Protection NWS Products and Decision Support Services
11:30– 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Keynote: How Rainfall Creates Uncertainties in River Forecasting - Dave Vallee, Hydrologist-in-Charge, Northeast River Forecast Center, NWS
12:30 - 1:40 p.m. Plenary Session: Societal Impacts
Session Chair: Michael Schaffner, NWS

12:30 - 1:00 Social Science and Societal Impacts of Flash Floods - Burrell Montz, Ph.D., East Carolina University
1:00– 1:20 Wyoming Valley levee Project - James Brozena, Wilkes-Barre Flood Control
1:20 - 1:40 The U.S. Geological Survey Stream Network - Robert Hainly, U.S. Geological Survey PA Water Science Center
1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session: Customer/User Needs to Achieve Effective Flood Response
Facilitator: David Nicosia, NWS

2:00 - 2:10 Emergency Managers’ Needs - Gene Dziak, Wyoming Co. Emergency Management Agency, PA
2:10 - 2:20 Television Meteorologists’ Needs Maureen Clark, WNEP TV
2:20 - 2:30 Water Resource Managers’ Needs James Porter, Ph.D., NY City Department of Environmental Protection
2:30– 2:40 Soil and Water Conservation Managers’ NeedsChip McElwee, Soil and Water Conservation District, Broome Co., N.Y.
2:40 - 3:00 Open Discussion, Q&A
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up: Identifying Future Service Needs
Facilitator: Alan Rezek, WFO Charleston, WV

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