SWEPSYM is a joint project of Floodplain Management Association and Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Sharing Knowledge About Extreme Precipitation
in the Southwest Region of North America

Registration Now Open!

Southwest Extreme Precipitation Symposium

Details below

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Scripps Seaside Forum
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Draft theme: Southwest U.S. Droughts and Floods: Past Events and Future Changes

This day-long event will begin a new technical and scientific symposium focused on precipitation extremes in the Southwest region of North America. It is a stand-alone symposium modeled after the highly regarded California Extreme Precipitation Symposium (CEPSYM) in its 24th year.

2018 Event Details

What is the purpose of SWEPSYM?

The purpose of the Southwest Extreme Precipitation Symposium (SWEPSYM) is:

  1. To focus attention on precipitation extremes in the Southwest region of North America,
  2. To share technical and scientific information and knowledge about the various factors responsible for producing extreme precipitation and the hydrologic processes responsible for generating runoff in semi-arid and arid areas,
  3. To advance our understanding of the causes of extreme precipitation with the hope of increasing the warning time in advance of extreme precipitation ranging from droughts to floods, and
  4. To exchange information on engineering, water management, flood control, agricultural, and other Southwest regional needs for information on extreme precipitation.


Sponsorship Opportunities!

Atmospheric River — $1,000+


Rain — $500+

West Consultants, Inc.
Balance Hydrologics, Inc.
NHC - Northwest Hydraulic Consultants

Shower — $250+

David Ford Consulting Engineers
Alert Users Group