2022 Flood Webinar

On-Demand Webinar: Are you prepared? Predictive tools to mitigate flood risk.

The 2022 Flood Webinar was recorded on May 25, 2022 and was presented by Kelsey McDonough, Ph.D., Manager of Professional Services and a hydrologic engineer with Vieux & Associates/AEM. 

The growing frequency and intensity of flood events around the world have driven the need for more accurate forecasting and real-time hydrologic simulation. A predictive flood modeling system can provide information necessary about flood timing and intensity for critical decision-making during an event, both forecast and in real time. The 2022 Flood Webinar is a one-hour learning session focuses on how you can actively manage and mitigate flood risk using a predictive flood modeling system.

Throughout the 2022 Flood webinar, viewers will learn how to…

  • Track real-time and forecast watershed response using hydrologic model-simulated output
  • Maintain situational awareness of flood risks and impacts using real-time alerting
  • Understand flooding risk levels faced by emergency responders during a rescue operation
  • Utilize model output to keep emergency managers informed of when to close roads and issue evacuation notifications
  • Leverage descriptive statistics and data downloads to assist with post-event analysis

On the 2022 Flood Webinar Agenda: What will you learn about flooding?

  • Why flood monitoring tools are needed

Flood monitoring tools are necessary as a result of increasing frequency and intensity of rainfall, as well as the rising number of large, damaging flood events.

  • What is a predictive flood modeling system?

There are several key components of a predictive modeling system; it relays important hydrologic information both in real time and in forecast, it provides a visualization of critical information in a single platform, provides automated alerting, as well as a download of data for post-event analysis.

  • Advanced tools and visualization to maintain situational awareness

Generate post-event analysis of hypothetical “what-if” flooding situations.

  • Use case scenarios

First-responders are equipped with tools to assess risk levels during swiftwater rescue operations.

  • Real-world example: San Antonio River Authority, Texas

    Photo Credit: San Antonio Express-News

Emergency responders need a way to stay informed about changing physical environmental conditions at the rescue location in San Antonio River Authority, Texas.

  • Real-world example: City of Raleigh, North Carolina

The city of Raleigh, NC has multiple key pain points surrounding flood safety, including limited flood monitoring capability, inability to forecast wet weather event information, and a desire for a Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) across the city.

More Resources: Flood Resilience Solutions Guide

We hope you enjoy the on-demand webinar and learning how you can actively manage and mitigate flood risk using a predictive flood modeling system. To learn more about flood resilience and planning, check out our Flood Resilience solutions guide. In this solutions guide, you’ll learn how to better prepare, design, and plan for flooding events, improve resiliency, and employ technologies that help protect lives and property.


Featured Presenter

Kelsey McDonough, Ph.D.Hydrologic Engineer

Kelsey McDonough, Ph.D. is a hydrologic engineer with Vieux & Associates/AEM. She is an expert in water resources engineering with applications to physics-based hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, design storm development, water resources management, and hazard prediction and mitigation. She has over 10 publications on related subjects in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. McDonough is an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright Program and has previously served as a principal investigator and project lead on several internationally based research projects.


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