Training: Optimization Colorado River
June 12–14, 2019 (Wed–Fri)
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 Course Description
The RiverWare Optimization course is for users who either have experience with RiverWare rulebased simulation and desire to use the optimization solver or who have experience working with a RiverWare optimization model and have a desire for a deeper understanding of the details of the optimization solution. The course assumes prior knowledge and experience with RiverWare and the RiverWare Policy Language. It does not require prior knowledge of mathematical optimization techniques. The course covers the following topics:
  • Overview of RiverWare’s preemptive linear goal programming solution
  • Strengths and limitations of optimization
  • Components of the mathematical formulation that are necessary for understanding the solution
  • The role of simulation and rulebased simulation in an optimization model
  • Steps to build an optimization model
  • How to formulate basin operating policy for an optimization model
  • Solution analysis and debugging
The class includes a combination of presentations, guided hands-on exercises and self-guided tutorials. You will run and analyze prepared optimization models. You will also write constraints and objectives in the RiverWare Policy Language to convert an existing simulation model into an optimization model. The course will provide you with the knowledge you need to develop and analyze your own optimization models. The detailed training manual will serve as a valuable reference for future use of RiverWare optimization.
Information and Logistics
Class size is limited, so register as soon as possible. You are confirmed as soon as your payment is received. Class fee is $1200. A late fee of $150 is added for registration less than 1 week before the class begins. about student discounts.
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  If you cancel a registration 2 or more weeks prior to the class start date, you may apply the full payment amount toward another class or attendee, good for 1 year. A “Change Fee” of $50.00 will be charged when making the new registration arrangements.
  If you cancel a registration less than 2 weeks before the class start date, you may apply 50% of the payment amount toward another class or attendee, good for 1 year. The credit will be applied when making the new registration arrangements.
  If you cancel a registration paid by credit card within 24 hours of payment, a void will be issued for the full amount.
Notifications and Questions

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Class Location and Schedule

The 3-day class will take place in the RiverWare training room at the CADSWES offices. CADSWES offices are located within CU’s Center for Innovation and Creativity at 1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, Colorado. Please see our Visitor Information pages for maps and directions.

The doors open at 8:00am, and coffee/tea will be available. Class begins at 8:30am and typically runs to 5pm with three breaks. Snacks are provided for the morning and afternoon breaks. You are on your own for lunch (noon-1pm). The last day's class usually ends around 3pm, so for travel purposes, we encourage people to not book flights out before 4 pm if possible. Please let your instructor know ahead of time if you will be needing to leave early, so we can ensure you get all the course content. Here is a sample agenda/schedule. PDF

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