USGS participates in streamflow-data learning exchange with Philippine government

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USGS scientists participated in a remote presentation to the Philippine government on Tuesday, July 19th. The USGS presented information on our National Streamflow Information Program; discharge measurement innovations; flood inundation mapping and data collection; and USGS water information systems. The Philippines, in turn, presented their National Hydrologic Data Collection Program.

Photo of representatives from the Philippines Department of Public Works & Highways watching a USGS presentation
Photo of representatives from the Philippines Department of Public Works & Highways watching a remote USGS presentation.

USGS scientists Charles Dunning, Rob Waschbusch, Kevin Housel (Wisconsin Water Science Center), Marie Peppler (Office of Surface Water), Joe Nielson (Office of Water Information), and Verne Schneider (International Hydrological Programme) participated in a remote presentation to the Philippines Department of Public Works & Highways on Tuesday, July 19th. In collaboration with USAID, the Philippine government is in the process of converting their existing surface-water data system from paper to digital format, and is interested in the potential uses and capabilities of a digital water information system. The USGS presented information on our National Streamflow Information Program; collecting and communicating streamflow information; discharge measurement innovations; flood inundation mapping and flood-event data collection; and demonstrations of USGS water information systems such as NWIS, WaterWatch, and Flood Inundation Mapper. The Philippines, in turn, presented their National Hydrologic Data Collection Program.