2018 RiverWare User Group Meeting Colorado River
NCAR/UCAR Center Green Campus Auditorium
  Thursday, February 1, 8am–5pm
  Friday, February 2, 8am–Noon
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Thursday February 1, 2018
7:30-8:00 Registration, check-in and continental breakfast
8:00–8:20 Welcome, Introductions, Logistics and RiverWare News & UpdatesCADSWES
8:20–8:50 Demos of New Features:
RiverWare Interactive Scenario Explorer (RiverWISE)CADSWES 
Object, Slot and RPL ViewersCADSWES
8:50–9:10 Predictive Modeling and Improved Water Management in the Upper Rio Grande
   Jesse Roach—Tetra Tech Inc.; Marc Sidlow and Nabil Shafike—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
   Albuquerque District
9:10–9:40 Implementing a Modern Reservoir Operations Modeling System in Reclamation’s Great Plains Region
   Patrick Erger, Jordan Lanini and Dale Lentz—Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office
9:40–10:00 The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project RiverWare Model
   Todd Vandegrift—Precision Water Resources Engineering
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20–10:40 Evaluation of Surface Water Sources for Domestic Supply in the Fresnillo - Guadalupe Industrial Complex
   Dr. Ángel Alfonso Villalobos de Alba, Dra. Alba Nélida García Beltrán, and M.I. Hansell Omar López
   Cazares—Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
10:40–11:00 New Features: Slot Sets, Text Series Slots, Output Canvas enhancementsCADSWES
11:00–11:10 Optimization UpdatesCADSWES
11:10–11:40 Improving Hydro Stakeholder Value
   Gregory D. Mueller—Tennessee Valley Authority
11:40–12:00 Operational Scheduling on the Columbia River
   Anna Stermer—Bonneville Power Administration
12:00-1:20 Lunch (provided)
1:20–1:40 Climate Change, Extremes—A Case for RiverWare
   Jerry Cotter—USACE, Southwestern Division, Fort Worth District
1:40–1:45 Integration of RiverWare in the Corps Water Management System (CWMS)CADSWES
1:45–2:05 Real-time, Real-world Operations: A RiverWare Application of the White River in the Corps Water Management System (CWMS)
   Jennifer Short—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District
2:05–2:25 Updating the Lower Red River Period of Record
     Mary Ann Duke and Sarah Harris—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District
2:25–2:45 First Steps Towards a Multi-Objective Optimization of Meeting Water Supply Demands and Hydropower Generation for Sam Rayburn Reservoir
     Noah Friesen, Jonathan Quebbeman, Abby Watson and Jay Day—RTI International; Allen Avance—U.S.
   Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
2:45–3:00 New Features: RPL Set Comparison Tool and RPL Element NumberingCADSWES
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20–3:40 Quantifying and evaluating the sensitivity of water-energy-food nexus to cooperation in transboundary river basins: The Blue Nile Basin
   Mohammed Basheer—ITT  Köln, Germany, Kevin G. Wheeler—Oxford University, Lars Ribbe—ITT Köln,
   Mohammad Majdalawi—University of Jordan, Gamal Abdo—University of Khartoum, and Edith A.
3:40–4:00 Integration of RiverWare into a Collaborative Modeling Framework to Support Climate Change Impacts Analysis
   Shane Coors and Linnet Jose—Precision Water Resoures Engineering
4:00–4:25 Operator and Modeler Collaboration on Truckee-Carson River Operations Using Ensembles
   David Wathen—Deputy TROA Administrator, and Caleb Erkman—Precision Water Resources Engineering
4:25–5:00 Enhancements to Scripting, Plotting, SCT and WorkspaceCADSWES;
Upcoming Documentation Changes; Software Maintenance and Upcoming Changes to Bug Tracking ToolsCADSWES
Evening Social Happy Hour Event at TBD.
Friday February 2, 2018
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:20 A Stated Preference Modelling Approach for Eastern Nile Water Resources Management in Case of Conflicting Interests using RiverWare
   Yilma Seleshi—University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
8:20–8:45 Modeling to Support Minute 323 and Transboundary Cooperative Measures for Management of the Colorado River
   Alan Butler, James Prairie, Dan Bunk, and Ken Nowak—Bureau of Reclamation
8:45–8:55 RiverWare–BORG Wrapper for Multi-objective Simulation-based OptimizationCADSWES
8:55–9:15 Using Multi-Objective Optimization to Explore Operating Policies in the Colorado River Basin
   Elliot Alexander—Bureau of Reclamation; Joseph Kasprzyk and Edith Zagona—University of Colorado;
James Prairie, Carly Jerla and Alan Butler—Bureau of Reclamation
9:15–9:35 Coupling RiverWare and StateMod for Simulating Water Banking in the Colorado River Basin
   Taylor Adams and John Carron—Hydros Consulting, Inc.
9:35–9:50 RiverSMART UpdatesCADSWES
Interactive Web MapsCADSWES
9:50-10:20 Break
10:20–10:40 A RiverSMART Testbed to Analyze Colorado River Streamflow Forecasts and Operational Projections
   Sarah Baker, Jim Prairie, Carly Jerla and Alan Butler—Bureau of Reclamation;  Andy Wood—NOAA;
   Edie Zagona and Balaji Rajagopalan—University of Colorado
10:40–11:00 Challenges Regarding Hourly Routing for Operations Models
   Steve Setzer—Hydros Consulting Inc.; Water Operations—Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Area Office
11:00–12:00 Open MicCADSWES and All
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