Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH)

Colorado School of Mines

CIROH’s research supports four broad themes: (1) water resources prediction capabilities; (2) community water resources modeling; (3) hydroinformatics; and (4) application of social, economic and behavioral science to water resources prediction.


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CIROH Science Meeting

CIROH Annual Science Meeting, 2023

Researchers from Mines are headed to the 2nd Annual Science Meeting at the University of Alabama, in early October.

The Science Meeting aims to review and advance the research agenda for CIROH and strengthen the translation of research into practice. To learn more about the objectives of CIROH’s 2nd Annual Science Meeting, go to the link below.

Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology

CIROH, a partnership between NOAA and The University of Alabama, is a national consortium committed to advancing water prediction – the forecasting of streamflow entering water systems, extreme events such as floods and droughts, and water quality – and building community resilience to water-related challenges. CIROH scientists work to improve the understanding of hydrologic processes, operational hydrologic forecasting techniques and workflows, community water modeling, translation of forecasts to actionable products, and use of water predictions in decision making.

More about CIROH from the University of Alabama.

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