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NWA sponsored Annual Meetings, Conferences and Special Events
|October 12–17, 2013||
38th NWA Annual Meeting
The 38th Annual Meeting will be held in Charleston, South Carolina at the North Charleston South Carolina Convention Center with the meeting hotel being the Embassy Suites located next door. Details are posted at http://www.nwas.org/meetings/nwa2013/.
Browse to the NWA Local Chapters for information on their local activities.
|May 18–24, 2013||
Safe Boating Week
With warmer weather comes more outdoor activities such as the use of watercraft. Take precautions to ensure the fun continues. Visit the National Safe Boating Council for more information.
|May 19–23, 2013||
World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2013
This is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. This conference will discuss economic stresses, developing technologies, and emerging requirements in water management. Topics include decision support tools for drought monitoring and forecasting, advances in rainwater capture and reuse, emerging contaminants in groundwater, past floods, alternate water supply planning, and hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste. More information at: http://content.asce.org/conferences/ewri2013/index.html.
|May 24, 2013||
Heat Awareness Day
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. See: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
|May 26–30, 2013||
The 2013 Joint Scientific Congress of the CMOS, CGU, and CWRA
It will be held at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Presentations are encouraged for all areas of interest of CMOS (Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society), CGU (Canadian Geophysical Union), and CWRA (Canadian Water Resources Association). The theme is Bridging Environmental Science, Policy and Resource Management. Please visit the Congress Web site for contacts and further information.
|May 26–June 1, 2013||
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
26 May - 1 June is National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st, East Pacific May 15th: Be Weather Ready
More on Tropical Weather at http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/tropical.php.
|June 2–8, 2013||
Rip Current Awareness Week
For media and educational tools, beach safety tips and more or Rip Current awareness and safety see: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/
|June 3–6, 2013||
10th National Hydrologic Warning Council Biennial Training Conference and Expositon
This conference in Ponte Vedra, Florida will discuss hydrologic warning systems and forecasting for floods, droughts, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Topics include hydrologic and hydraulic ArcGIS modeling, reducing flood risk with hydrologic warning systems, collecting and mapping high water marks, real-time inundation mapping for Nashville tributaries, risk communication in rural areas, social capital in early warning and drought risk reduction, real-time emergency notifications for small dams, and flood risk perception near levees. Details at http://www.hydrologicwarning.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=617218&module_id=118725.
|June 23–29, 2013||
Lightning Safety Awareness Week
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena – lightning. But don't be fooled, lightning strikes year round. In the United States, an average of 54 people are reported killed each year by lightning. Hundreds of people are permanently injured each year. Lightning is a serious danger. Please take time to review and promote lightning safety. A list of resources is available at http://www.nwas.org/links/lightning.php.
|Sep 16–20, 2013||
The 19th AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference and the 2013 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference
This international conference will be held in Vienna, Austria. Session topics include current and future satellites, instruments and their applications, climate, calibration and characterization, and data access for easy utilization. The overarching theme will be water vapor, clouds, and precipitation, and the use of current and planned Earth observation systems to improve our understanding and adequately monitor trends and variability in the global hydrological system. Due date for abstracts was February 18th. For more information, please visit www.conferences.eumetsat.int.
|Sep 23–26, 2013||
Virtual US-Canada Border Conference
This conference via Webinar will cover many topics related to weather along the US-Canada Border. Details on the conference purpose and recommended audience at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bis/?n=nws_border_conference. Abstracts due June 30, 2013.
The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET®) has professional development opportunities online at https://www.meted.ucar.edu/.