CW3E Director Honored at California Extreme Precipitation Symposium

July 10, 2018

The annual California Extreme Precipitation Symposium, a Floodplain Management Association project, was held this year on July 9, 2018 at the University of California, Davis. This year’s theme was Paleoclimate Insights for Planning Future Natural Resources in California. Slides from all presentations are available at:

Each year since 2004, a Special Recognition Award is presented to “highlight and honor the outstanding contributions of individuals and institutions that have supported and advanced the professions of meteorology, flood hydrology, and flood risk management. These professions share the public safety goal of protecting life and property from the ravages of flooding. Together these professionals provide the tools, information, and knowledge essential for forecasting flood events before they occur, estimating potential flood magnitudes and impacts used in designing flood risk reduction projects, and responding to floods when they occur. Each honoree contributed to making the people of California safer from flood events over their many years of service.” This year, that award was given to CW3E’s director, Dr. F. Martin Ralph. More details are available on the California Extreme Precipitation Symposium website:

From left, Gary Estes (CEPSYM Founder), Marty Ralph (CW3E), and Rob Hartman (RKH Consulting Services).