Four Principles To Guide You When Developing A Flood Warning System
If the prospect of developing a new or expanded flood warning system feels overwhelming, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In this webinar, we lay out a basic framework for approaching these decisions. We break it down into four main principles you can follow. During this webinar, we discuss how to:
- Understand your vulnerabilities. (Who, what, when, and where is at risk for flooding).
- Determine the optimal system design (sensors, telemetry, and software to effectively reduce and mitigate risks).
- Identify communication pathways (for disseminating critical information about threats).
- Ensure long-term system resilience (so you can always be prepared).
Water Sector and Professional Services Leader
James Logan has been involved in the assessment, design, development, and implementation of more than 200 automated flood early warning and environmental monitoring systems across the U.S. and abroad. He has helped numerous agencies to create more reliable, and maintainable monitoring and decision support systems. He has been responsible for the technical delivery and project direction of numerous consulting studies relating to rainfall and hydrologic analysis, flooding, stormwater, dam safety hydrology, and water resource management. Since October 2021, Mr. Logan has been the Design Director for a National Flood and Rockslide Early Warning System for the country of Peru.
A business leader in the hydrology domain, Mr. Logan has contributed to advancing software, telemetry, and systems design to enhance hydrologic collection, monitoring, dissemination, forecasting and flood early warning to local, state, and federal government agencies with critical missions that depend on understanding real-time rainfall and hydrology.
Mr. Logan is a member and contributor for the U.S. National Hydrologic Warning Council’s ALERT2 protocol standard Technical Working Group.
M.S./Computer Science, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
B.S./Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO