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2012 RiverWare User Group Meeting
University Memorial Center (Room 235) - University of Colorado
February 1-2, 2012


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Registration and Fees

Lodging in Boulder



2012 Annual RiverWare User Group Meeting
Wednesday - February 1, 2012
7:30 - 8:00 Registration, Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:20 Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Introductions of CADSWES team and attendees; meeting information; agenda
8:20 – 8:45 Selected New Capabilities and Features—Demos and PresentationsCADSWES

RiverWare Applications

8:45 – 9:05 Modeling Forecast Operations for the Tarrant Regional Water District Reader logo—Kevin Wheeler (Water Balance Consulting), Laura Blaylock (Tarrant Regional Water District), and John Carron & Nick Mander (Hydros Consulting Inc.)
9:05 – 9:25 Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir Instream Flow Study Reader logo—Jon Albright (Freese and Nichols, Inc.)
9:25 – 9:45 Modeling the Operations of a Conjuctive Use Project Reader logo—Kelly DiNatale, Arista Hickman and Srijita Jana (DiNatale Water Consultants, Inc.)
9:45 – 10:05 Break

RiverWare Applications

10:05 – 10:25 Drought Response Modeling in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Reader logo—Jeremy Rice (Freese and Nichols, Inc.)
10:25 - 10:40

Optimization UpdatesCADSWES

Review of RiverWare’s Goal Programming solution and recent enhancements; new goals for optimization documentation, training and alternative solvers

RiverWare Applications

10:40 – 11:00 Optimized Hydropower with Integrated Wind Generation on the Mid-Columbia River Reader logo—Mitch Clement (M.S. Student, CADSWES; Fellow, Hydro Research Foundation)
11:00 - 11:10

RiverWare Enhancements for PMF Modeling at TVACADSWES

RiverWare Applications

11:10 – 11:30 Modeling Extreme Events at TVA Reader logo—Morgan Goranflo (Tennessee Valley Authority)
11:30 - 11:50

New Features – DMI’s; Plot templates; Pie ChartsCADSWES

11:50 – 1:15 Lunch (provided)

RiverWare Applications

1:15 – 1:30 USACE and RiverWare: an Overview Reader logo—Jerry Cotter (USACE, Ft. Worth District)
1:30 – 1:50 RiverWare Applications at USACE Tulsa District Reader logo—John Daylor (USACE, Tulsa District)
1:50 - 2:10 RiverWare for Planning and Realtime Operations at Libby Dam on the Kootenai River Reader logo—Adam Price (USACE, Seattle District)
2:10 - 2:20

Recent Enhancments: COE-SW methods and Water AccountingCADSWES

RiverWare Applications

2:20 – 2:40 A Daily Time Step RiverWare Model of the Boise River System using Accounting Reader logo—Jennifer Johnson (Bureau of Reclamation—Pacific Northwest Region)
2:40 – 3:00 Overview of the Long-term RiverWare Planning Model for the Truckee-Carson River Basins Reader logo—Heather Gacek & Shane Coors (Precision Water Resources Engineering), and Tom Scott (Bureau of Reclamation—Mid-Pacific Region, Lahontan Basin Area Office)
3:00 – 3:20 Break

RiverWare Applications

3:20 – 3:40 Linking Artificial Intelligence to RiverWare Through Rule-Fired DMI’s—Jeff Rieker, Special Studies Manager (Bureau of Reclamation—Mid-Pacific Region, Lahontan Basin Area Office)
3:40 - 4:00

Groundwater Modeling Enhancments; Calibration Tools and Mass Balance CheckingCADSWES

RiverWare Applications

4:00 – 4:20 Upper Rio Grande Water Operations Model 5.0 Reader logo—Craig Boroughs (BH&H Engineering)
4:20 – 4:40 Evolution of RiverWare Models for Water Operations Planning in the Paso Del Norte Region Reader logo—Zhuping Sheng (Texas A&M University, El Paso), Phillip King (New Mexico State University), Ricardo Marmolejo (Texas A&M University, El Paso) and Shalamu Abudu (New Mexico State University)
4:40 - 5:00

Software Development and Maintenance, Releases and Tech TransferCADSWES

Overview of CADSWES software development processes and standards, software maintenance, user support procedures, release processes, bug tracking, training class schedules
6:30 Group Dinner (not a hosted event)
The dinner will be at Ted’s Montana Grill located at 1701 Pearl Street in Boulder, CO. A sign-up sheet will be at the registration table. This will be a great way to spend the evening!


Thursday - February 2, 2012
7:30 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10

Overview of Reclamation’s Use of RiverWare in the Colorado BasinCADSWES

RiverWare Applications

8:10 – 8:30 Hourly Operations Model of the Lower Colorado River from Parker to Imperial Dam Reader logo—Steve Setzer (Hydros Consulting, Inc.)
8:30 – 8:50 Estimating Uncertainty in the Colorado River Basin Using the RiverWare Mid-Term Operations Modeling System (NOTE: This is a 14Mb zip file. Unzip into a directory and run "prezi.exe" for a Flash-based presentation.) —Shane Coors (Precision Water Resources Engineering), Katrina Grantz (Bureau of Reclamation—Upper Colorado Region), and Dan Bunk & Shana Tighi (Bureau of Reclamation—Lower Colorado Region)
8:50 - 9:05

Enhancements to Distributed Multiple Run ManagementCADSWES

RiverWare Applications

9:05 – 9:25 Taking RiverWare to the Extreme: The Colorado River Basin Study Reader logo—Alan Butler & Ken Nowak (presenters), Carly Jerla (Bureau of Reclamation—Lower Colorado Region), and Jim Prairie (Bureau of Reclamation—Upper Colorado Region)
9:25 – 9:45 Using RiverWare to Support the Ongoing Bi-National Discussions for Management of the Colorado River Reader logo—Kevin Wheeler (Water Balance Consulting) and Russ Callejo (Bureau of Reclamation— Lower Colorado Region)
9:45 – 10:05 Break

RiverWare Applications

10:05 – 10:25 Modeling the Forbidden Topic: Compact Calls on the Colorado River Reader logo—Kevin Wheeler (Water Balance Consulting)
10:25 - 10:40 Use of RiverWare Models for Climate Change Scenarios Reader logo—James VanShaar, Marc Baldo and Jay Day (Riverside Technology, Inc.)
10:40 - 11:00

Enhancements for Complex Studies: The Study Manager; Processes as PluginsCADSWES

11:00 - 12:00


Discussion of problems, issues, and future needs; Open questions to the CADSWES R&D team; Evaluation forms

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