Our expertise

We offer a complete range of services in this area, including overall decision system design, with benefit and cost evaluation, data collection system design, data management and visualization tool development, watershed, channel, and reservoir modeling for real-time forecasting and decision evaluation, threat recognition system design and implementation, emergency notification system design and implementation, and response planning.

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Aviso real-time decision support system

We developed a flexible flood forecasting and warning decision support system to meet our clients’ varying needs. We developed and deployed a customizable flood forecasting and automated threat recognition and threat visualization application to meet the site-specific needs of our … Read more

Design & deployment of a multi-agency flood decision support system

This white paper describes how our team of engineers and scientists designed and deployed a decision support system (DSS) that will enhance flood operations in the Yuba-Feather river system—a complex, multiple-reservoir system managed by multiple agencies. The Yuba-Feather river system … Read more

Accelerated CWMS deployment campaign

We were the lead contractor for a Corps Water Management System nationwide deployment. Management of CWMS nationwide deployment. Under the ARRA, the Corps accelerated implementation of its Corps Water Management System (CWMS) at 11 districts across the nation. CWMS is a … Read more

Texas flooding 2015: Decision support systems provide key forecasts

Severe storms and flooding ravaged many areas of Texas in May, causing damage and loss of life. Two real-time decision support systems implemented by Ford Engineers helped water managers monitor the situation there and make operation and response decisions. Ford … Read more

Corps Water Management System (CWMS) 3.0 testing and user’s manual

Ford Engineers tested and wrote the user’s manual for the new version of the Corps Water Management System. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) developed a new version of the Corps Water Management System (CWMS), … Read more