2015 RiverWare User Group Meeting Colorado River
NCAR/UCAR Center Green Campus Auditorium
  Tuesday, February 3, 8am - 5pm
  Wednesday, February 4, 8am – 12:30pm
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 Preliminary Agenda
Tuesday February 3, 2015
7:30-8:00 Registration, Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:10 Welcome, Introductions, and Logistics CADSWES
8:10-8:40 RiverWare News and Updates CADSWES
8:40-9:00 Scripts in RiverWare CADSWES
9:00-9:20 Off-Channel Reservoirs in Lower Colorado River Model (LCRA) and Associated Benefits Steve Setzer and John Carron - Hydros Consulting; Ron Anderson - LCRA
9:20-9:40 Updates to a complex South Platte operations and planning model: better utilization of RiverWare objects and lessons learned Kelly DiNatale, Arista Hickman, Matt Bliss, Brian Macpherson - DiNatale Water Consultants
9:40-10:00 Evaluation of Central Utah Project water supply variability and forecasting of future conditions Steve Thurin & Ted Shannon - HDR Engineering; Cort Lambson - Central Utah Water Conservancy District
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-10:50 Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) Operational Forecasting and Accounting Model Caleb Erkman, Anthony Powell & Shane Coors - Precision Water Resources Engineering
10:50-11:10 Reservoir Filling Options Assessment for the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Using a Probabilistic Approach Zelalem T. Mekonnen - UCLA; Azeb Mersha - ENTRO; Kevin G.Wheeler - Water Balance Consulting
11:10-11:30 Evaluating the Value of Information provided by Airborne Snow Observatory products in support of Reclamation Snowmelt Management using RiverWare Modeling Todd Vandegrift - BOR Technical Service Center
11:30-11:50 Selected New Features in RiverWare CADSWES
11:50-1:20 Lunch - provided
1:20-1:50 Output Utilities - Model Reports, Teacups, Plotting Enhancements, netCDF and more CADSWES
1:50-2:10 TAPER – A water management Tool for Flood Operations of the Arkansas River within Tulsa District
Jennifer Steffen, Jody Stringer, John Daylor - USACE, Tulsa District
2:10-2:30 Modeling the impacts of Climate Change to Reservoirs, Water Users, and Environmental Flows in the Red River Basin Cody Hudson - INTERA
2:30-2:50 Automated Parameter Estimation and Model Calibration in RiverWare John Craven, John Carron, & Steve Setzer - Hydros Consulting
2:50-3:10 Break
3:10-3:30 Migration of the Lerma-2004 Model from Stella to RiverWare Ángel Alfonso Villalobos de Alba & Alba Nélida García Beltrán - Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas; Mario López Pérez & Raúl López Corzo - Comisión Nacional del Agua
3:30-3:50 Using Batch Mode to Run RiverWare Models for the use of Logic Testing and Model Change Verification Anthony Powell, Caleb Erkman, Shane Coors, & Heather Gacek - Precision Water Resources Engineering
3:50-4:00 Enhancements to Engineering Methods and Water Quality CADSWES
4:00-4:20 URGWOM 2014: Headwaters, GW-Reservoir Interactions, and Monthly Timesteps Jesse Roach & Kyle Shour - Tetra Tech
4:20-4:40 Soil Moisture Modeling in URGWOM Steve Setzer & John Carron - Hydros Consulting; Amy Louise & Marc Sidlow, USACE—Albuquerque; Nabil Shafike - NMISC; Greg Sullivan - Spronk Water Engineers
4:40-5:00 Software Development and Maintenance, Releases and Tech Transfer CADSWES
Evening Social Event (TBD)
Wednesday February 4, 2015
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 Optimization Updates CADSWES
8:15-8:45 RiverWare Optimization at the Tennessee Valley Authority Gregory D. Mueller - TVA
8:45-9:05 Weiser/Snake River Operations Analysis, Weiser-Galloway Project Jeremy Giovando & Mark Mendenhall - USACE; David Hoekema - IDWR; David Blew & Pam Pace - Idaho Power
9:05-9:25 Southwestern Power Administration’s Use of RiverWare Brad Vickers - Southwestern Power Administration
9:25-9:45 Break
9:45-9:55 The Corps' Water Management System and RiverWare Jerry Cotter - USACE—Fort Worth
9:55-10:10 Incorporating RiverWare into Modeling Frameworks CADSWES
10:10-10:25 RiverSMART CADSWES
10:25-10:45 Using RiverSMART to Simulate Multiple Alternatives as Part of the Glen Canyon Dam Long-term Experimental and Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement Alan Butler – BOR—Lower Colorado Region; Katrina Grantz & Jim Prairie – BOR—Upper Colorado Region
10:45-11:05 Many Objective Analysis to Optimize Pumping and Releases in a Multi-Reservoir Water Supply Network Rebecca Smith - CU/CADSWES; Joseph Kasprzyk - CU; Edith Zagona - CU/CADSWES; Laura Blaylock - TRWD; and John Carron & Nick Mander - Hydros Consulting
11:05-11:25 The Evolution of CRSS: From Cyber-Mainframes to High Performance Computing Alan Butler, Carly Jerla, Ken Nowak & Jim Prairie - BOR; Robert Lempert & David Groves - RAND; Jim Leek - LLNL
11:25-12:30 Future Enhancements and Open Mic CADSWES
12:30 Adjourn
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