H135:
Water and Society: Implications of Climate and Hydrologic Forecasting in Risk Mitigation and Management





Session ID#: 26848

Session Description:
Extreme hydrologic events are often treated as random events with stationary probabilities of occurrence that can be codified in strategic agreements and management plans.  With current forecasting capabilities, however, additional information may be available to help water managers and stakeholders in taking proactive measures to reduce hazards and exposure to risk.  Examples include pre-releases from surface water reservoirs to increase flood storage and water supply rationing to shore up diminishing storage.  This session invites contributions that (i) discuss applications of short and long range climate forecasting in flood and drought risk estimation, (ii) account for the concerns that water agencies and operators would like the science community to address, (iii) bridge information gaps between science and practice to improve risk reduction planning and operations, and (iv) propose institutional frameworks that are flexible enough to incorporate seasonal forecast use, while mitigating residual risk and inequitable risk transfer among stakeholder groups.
Primary Convener:  David W Watkins Jr, Michigan Technological University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houghton, MI, United States
Conveners:  Paul Block, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Ximing Cai, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States and Hamid Moradkhani, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hui Wang and Tirusew Asefa, Tampa Bay Water, Dunedin, FL, United States
Taegyun Kim, Gyeongnam University of Science & Technology, Department of Landscape Architecture, Jinju, South Korea and Yoo Soo Kim, LIS System Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea
Paul J Block1, Sarah Alexander2 and Shu WU2, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Qiankun Zhao and Ximing Cai, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States
Morteza Shakeri Majd, Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Amir AghaKouchak, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, Iman Mallakpour, University of California, Irvine, United States, Hamed Moftakhari, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States and Farshid Vahedifard, Mississippi State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State, MS, United States
Deanna Apps, US Army Corps of Engineers - Detroit District, Detroit, United States, Lauren M Fry, US Army Corps of Engineers - Detroit District, Detroit, MI, United States, Rebecca Bolinger, Colorado State University Colorado Climate Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Andrew Gronewold, NOAA-Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Jonathan D Herman, University of California Davis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Davis, CA, United States, Scott Steinschneider, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Munir Ahmad Nayak, Cornell University, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Ithaca, NY, United States
Julie Arrighi, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, The Hague, Netherlands; American Red Cross, Washington, DC, United States
Cary Alan Talbot, Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, United States, Marty Ralph, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, United States, Jay Jasperse, Sonoma County Water, Santa Rosa, CA, United States and Joseph Forbis, US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, CA, United States
Matteo Giuliani1, Andrea Castelletti1 and Paul J Block2, (1)Politecnico di Milano, Milano, 20133, Italy, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI, United States
Ipsita Kumar1, Laureline Josset2, Erik Cavalcanti e Silva3, Jose Marcelo Cordeiro Possas3, Marcelo Cauás Asfora3 and Upmanu Lall4, (1)Columbia University of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Agência Pernambucana de Águas e Clima (APAC), Recife, Brazil, (4)Columbia University, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, New York, NY, United States
Ridwan Siddique1,2, Christina Wu2, Ambarish Karmalkar3, Raymond S Bradley4 and Richard N Palmer3, (1)Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amherst, MA, United States, (3)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, (4)Univ Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States
Majid Shafiee-Jood, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Ximing Cai, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States

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