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  • May

    Lea Adams Takes the Helm at Hydrologic Engineering Center

    Introducing Lea Adams, appointed Director of the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) on April 1, whose career trajectory reflects a steadfast commitment to growth and leadership. As a senior hydraulic engineer at the Sacramento District, Ms. Adams recognized a need for new challenges and embraced opportunities in management. Transitioning into leadership roles, including Chief of the Water Resource Systems Division at HEC, she navigated the complexities of leading teams with diverse expertise. A noteworthy experience included spearheading the National Nonstructural Committee, where Lea honed her ability to influence and collaborate effectively. With a passion for continuous learning and a dedication to her craft, Ms. Adams embodies the values of integrity and excellence that define HEC's legacy. The following interview explores the journey and insights that have prepared her for this pivotal role at the forefront of hydrologic engineering and what she envisions for the future.
  • April

    IWR Leads USACE Participation in United Nations’ Water and Disasters Panel

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 17, 2024) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a participant in the United Nations' (UN) High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP). Established in 2007 at the request of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), HELP comprises 21 international organizations to address water disaster preparedness and response. The group collaborates closely with the UN Secretariat for the Office for Disaster Reduction (UNDRR). The USACE representative to HELP is the USACE chief of engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon.
  • March

    Programming Progress: Hamna Zaheer's empowering journey in STEM

    As we honor the women who paved the way for progress throughout history, we also take note of the history makers who are among us today. In this IWR Women's History Month feature, get to know Hamna Zaheer's story through STEM and how her journey lights a path for others to follow.
  • February

    Seeking Water Resources Center (WRC) Director GS-15 – Apply by 1 March 2024

    Exciting Opportunity! IWR is hiring a new WRC Director (Interdisciplinary GS-15)! Are you ready to lead this diverse, multi-disciplinary Center to solve USACE’s water resources challenges by analyzing and developing innovative and implementable policies, methods, and tools. Make a difference on International Programs, Planning, Navigation, Flood Risk Management, Regulatory, Collaboration and Public Participation, and more in support of USACE’s Civil Works missions.
  • May

    Software wins innovation award for predictive flooding capabilities following fires

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 18, 2023) –The Institute for Water Resources’(IWR) Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), located in Davis, CA, takes home the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Innovation of the Year Award for adding Post-Wildfire Modeling capabilities to its software. These software capabilities provide prediction tools that engineers can use to anticipate a unique type of flooding that can follow a combination of fire and floods.
  • February

    IWR's Risk Management Center is hiring for a Civil Engineer (Geotechnical)

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 28, 2023) -- IWR's Risk Management Center is seeking for a Civil Engineer (Geotechnical) with the responsibility for planning, programming, scheduling, directing, coordinating, advising, and reviewing the work of technicians and geotechnical engineers.
  • IWR names top employees, teams and products

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 23, 2023) – The Institute for Water Resources (IWR) has named its best of the best during their annual awards ceremony. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ field operating activity held the recognition during a townhall honoring employees for their contributions and accomplishments across all IWR Centers.
  • May

  • March

    The Big Reveal! A New Silver Jackets Logo

    The National Flood Risk Management Program, of which Silver Jackets is a component, promotes
  • February

    New IWR Report on Using ‘Shared Vision Planning’ for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Dominican Republic

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources
  • Visit IWR at the 2022 BEYA STEM Conference’s Virtual Career Fair

    Are you attending the 2022 Black Engineers of the Year (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference
  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day

    World Wetlands Day was celebrated this week with the theme ‘Call to Act’ for Wetlands. It's an appeal to invest financial, human, and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded. It highlights the need to raise national and global awareness about wetlands to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. To protect against further loss, the nation has in recent years adopted a policy of "no net loss" of wetlands. USACE, working in partnership with many other organizations, is helping to implement this policy by protecting, preserving, and restoring.
  • January

    Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene

    Mr. William Lehman, of IWRs’ Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) in Davis, CA, wrote an article with
  • The "New" National Inventory of Dams (NID)'s Redesigned Website Now With Flood Inundation Maps to Download and ‘Share’

    The NID is the central repository for information about dams in the U.S. and its territories that
  • December

    Congratulating Achievements - IWR ANNUAL AWARDS Recap

    Employee recognition at the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) is all about acknowledging the hard
  • Anything Interesting on the Horizon? There is with IWR’s New Horizons Program!

    Go “behind the scenes” and learn all about it with IWR’s Michael Deegan, Ph.D., on Inside the
  • October

    Updated Flood Damage Reduction Analysis Software - HEC-FDA 1.4.3 is Now Available

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released an updated version of the Flood Damage