By Timothy M. Magee, Edith A. Zagona, and Donald Frevert, Proceedings
of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute's (EWRI's) World Water
& Environmental Resource Congress, Orlando, FL, May 2001.
Abstract: Operational management of multiobjective river
and reservoir systems is facilitated by RiverWare's operational policy
modeling features. Rulebased simulation is solved by executing user-specified
prioritized rules that are easily created, examined and modified in a syntax-directed
graphical editor. The rulebased simulation run analysis utility shows exactly
how each policy influenced releases, flows and elevations during the simulation.
An optimization solution using pre-emptive linear goal programming is driven
by a set of prioritized goals input by the user. Each goal is an objective
or a set of constraints on the system; the goals are satisfied in priority
order. The Optimization Analysis Tool shows how each goal influenced the
optimal solution. Some applications of these tools to real-world problems
are described by other papers in this session.