Now Available from APA Learn
This course is now offered on the APA Learn educational platform.
The goals and objectives of the NOAA Water Initiative, and how it can be leveraged to provide more effective information to plan for extreme water events
How to identify data, models, tools, and methods from NOAA and its partners that can be employed to plan for water-related issues
The critical role that partnerships play in the implementation of these water-related information resources within communities
Whether too much, too little, or of poor quality, water presents a severe risk to our health, safety, environment, and economic security. These issues are a priority for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners as we launch a comprehensive new effort to supply the data, tools, and information services necessary to address the water-related challenges our communities are facing. This session provides an in-depth look into new information resources that will enhance the ability to address water-related issues though community planning. The NOAA Water Model brings an enhanced network of water level gauges to bear, providing timely information to drive water forecasts at a neighborhood scale. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) provides the best available science, information and tools to assess the potential impacts of drought. The Digital Coast is a partnership and user-driven enabling platform that includes information resources for examining coastal inundation risk. Recognizing that the provision of information alone is often not enough to facilitate the development of on-the-ground actions, this session also explores creative partnerships that are helping communities apply information to support local decision making.