Dr. McEnery Receives Grant for Hydrologic Information System Project
Posted: Thu Apr 28 10:35:34 2011
Dr. McEnery has developed a project through partnership with the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC) to establish a hydrologic information server at the University of Texas Arlington. The project has built a data portal to ingest, store, and disseminate NWS precipitation data. The information system facilitates the exchange of data among the engineering community and partner agencies; supporting water management decisions and situational advisories for hazards such as flooding. The NWS has identified this pilot project as a test bed for the Integrated Water Resources Science and Services (IWRSS) initiative. IWRSS is a multi-year federal initiative to streamline the accessibility and integration of hydrologic data and forecasts among government agencies for both private and public interests. This work was the feature article for the January issue of the National Hydrologic Warning Council newsletter available here. This collaborative work has also been presented at conferences of the American Geophysical Union, The American Meteorological Society, as well as the upcoming National Hydrologic Warning Council Conference.
Dr. McEnery has received a $118,000 2-year grant from the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) to expand and adapt the UTA hydrologic information system to provide operational data supporting a rainfall runoff model of the Fort Worth floodway. This high performance computing system is being built at the Arlington Regional Data Center (part of the University of Texas System). Though this multi-agency project, UTA will collaborate with TRWD, the U.S. National Weather Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Seo joins this project as a Co-PI.