Sep 10

Luncheon Event September 29 2015

Simulating Water Availability on Local, Regional, and National Scales

AWRA Colorado Section, September 29, 2015

Lauren Hay

Research Hydrologist

USGS National Research Program 


The NRP’s Modeling of Watershed Systems (MoWS) research group has developed a National Hydrologic Model (NHM) to support coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent hydrologic model development and application of simulations for the continental United States. The NHM will provide accurate and consistent estimates of total water availability, changes in the timing and source of flow, components of the water balance, and measures of the uncertainty of these estimates; essential elements in assessing the response of the Nation’s watersheds and ecosystems to climate and land use changes at local, regional, and national scales.

The NHM uses data sets at the continental scale (e.g. streamflow, climate, and remotely-sensed data products). In addition, methods for large scale parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, and calibration approaches are currently being investigated.  This presentation will introduce the NHM and discuss potential applications and enhancements.


Speaker Bio

Lauren Hay is a research hydrologist with the USGS National Research Program, Central Region, Denver, Colorado. She is currently the lead scientist for the Modeling of Watershed Systems (MoWS) research group. The MoWS research group has the broad goal of understanding precipitation-runoff processes and developing improved hydrologic models. She has a BS from Tufts University, an MS from University of Arizona, and p PhD from University of Colorado.



Location – Denver Water – Kassler Room in Three Stone Building

(Please allow extra time to check-in and walk to Three Stone Building)

 Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00, Program begins at 12:15 

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00, Program at 12:30
Visit Denver Water’s website for directions to their main office

(the building outlined in red with the blue Denver Water symbol).



We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag-it” 

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