Simulation and Rulebased Simulation
Colorado River
   June 3–7, 2024 (Mon–Fri)
Registration closes midnight MDT 5/28, or after 20 registrations
  Register before midnight 5/20 and pay $1,600. Register between 5/21 – 5/28 and pay $1,750.
 Important Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting concerns regarding public health, coupled with restrictions on travel, the Accelerated Combined course is online with live instruction and group participation. We are using the video-conferencing platform Zoom (https://zoom.us).

The class will encompass 5 days, and starts Monday at 8:30am MST, and ends Friday by 4pm.

Here is a draft agenda, with scheduled times for presentations and group sessions. The schedule allows some flexibility in the amount of time spent working on and completing the tutorial exercises.

As part of the preparation for the class, we will ship a training manual to each registered attendee and make sure each has required resources, including a temporary RiverWare license and needed files.

If you plan to register, please do so soon, as the class size is limited. When filling out the registration form, please be sure to use the address to which you wish the manual shipped.

 Course Description

This course is an introduction to RiverWare's two most commonly used solution techniques - Simulation and Rulebased Simulation - and many of its utilities, output features and diagnostics. It is an accelerated four-day class for those wishing to become familiar with a broad range of RiverWare's capabilities in a short amount of time.

You will learn how to build a model of the rivers, reservoirs, hydro plants, and other features of your basin, and to simulate the physical processes by selecting from a large number of alternative methods to tailor the simulation to your modeling needs. We will introduce the rulebased simulation solver and RiverWare's Policy Language and editor through an engaging group exercise in converting a basin's operating policy into a ruleset. We will demonstrate how to run the model, use diagnostics and run analysis tools, and view the results through plots, reports and policy analysis tools. You will configure and build a system control table, a spreadsheet-like view of the data that provides easy access to editing and running the model. We will introduce other modeling tools such as the Data Management Interface (DMIs), Multiple Run Management (MRM), and Scripting as time allows.

This course prepares the RiverWare user for both the Accounting class and Optimization class.

Information and Logistics
Class size is limited, so register as soon as possible. Your registration is confirmed as soon as your payment is received. Class fee is $1600. A late fee of $150 is added for registrations submitted January 30 or later. about student discounts.
Registration Cancelation Policy
  Registrations can be transferred to another person or to another class. Refunds are possible only if the registration is cancelled more than 10 days before the start date of the class. Any refund will have a 5% administration fee charged against it.
Credit Cards and Security
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Notifications and Questions

Please to let us know of your intention to register. Although we are unable to hold space without your registration and payment information, knowledge of your intention will allow us to alert you when the class is filling and your registration/paperwork is yet to arrive.

Also if you wish to schedule a special session, or be notified of upcoming classes, or be placed on a waiting list, or if you have questions about the class, accommodations, travel, student rates, etc.

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