RiverWare Training: Accelerated Combined Introduction to Simulation plus Rulebased Simulation Modeling
Colorado River
January 14–17, 2020 (Tue–Fri)
  Registration Deadline: Pay on or before Jan 13
 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. You are confirmed as soon as your payment is received. Class fee is $1600. A late fee of $150 is added for registration less than 1 week before the class begins. about student discounts.
Registration Cancelation Policy
  If you cancel a registration 2 or more weeks prior to the class start date, you may apply the full payment amount toward another class or attendee, good for 1 year. A “Change Fee” of $50.00 will be charged when making the new registration arrangements.
  If you cancel a registration less than 2 weeks before the class start date, you may apply 50% of the payment amount toward another class or attendee, good for 1 year. The credit will be applied when making the new registration arrangements.
  If you cancel a registration paid by credit card within 24 hours of payment, a void will be issued for the full amount.
Credit Cards and Security
  Only contact information is collected through the CADSWES RiverWare website registration form. Credit card transactions are performed on a secure PayPal website. CADSWES does not receive credit card account numbers. Please do not send credit card account numbers to CADSWES in any format, including email or voicemail.
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.

  Discounts and Offers
    Best Western PLUS Boulder Inn - Offering a rate of $109/night for a room with one king bed. To get this special rate, click HERE or call 800-233-8469 and reference the code " RIVERWARE." You might also be able to get a room with 2 queen beds for $112/night; to get that special deal, you must call the above number. Rooms must be reserved at least 21 days in advance.
    Marriott TownePlace Suites in Broomfield/Interlocken is offering a studio with a Queen bed and a sofa bed for $109/night or a 2-bedroom suite for $149/night. Click HERE to get this special rate.
  University of Colorado Preferred Hotel Program
    Many local hotels participate in the Preferred Hotel Program and offer rates that are lower than what is typically available at these properties. Click HERE to see what discounts are being offered in the Boulder area.
  Additonal hotels in the area that are not listed in the Preferred Hotel Program include the Residence Inn Boulder/Louisville, Hampton Inn Boulder/Louisville, and Rodeway Inn & Suites/Boulder Broker.
  Please make your reservations soon because we cannot guarantee that any lodging will be available if you wait. If any of the above places run out of rooms, or if you wish to stay elsewhere, please look at our list of accommodations that are relatively near CADSWES, or look at this more comprehensive listing from the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Class Location and Schedule
  The 4-day class will take place in the RiverWare training room at the CADSWES offices. CADSWES offices are located within CU’s Center for Innovation and Creativity at 1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, Colorado. Please see our Visitor Information pages for maps and directions.
  The doors open at 8:00am, and coffee/tea will be available. Class begins at 8:30am and typically runs to 5pm with three breaks. Snacks are provided for the morning and afternoon breaks. You are on your own for lunch (noon-1pm). The last day's class usually ends around 3pm, so for travel purposes, we encourage people to not book flights out before 4 pm if possible. Please let your instructor know ahead of time if you will be needing to leave early, so we can ensure you get all the course content. Here is a sample agenda/schedule. PDF
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