Training: Water Accounting
Colorado River
   March 4–7, 2024 (Mon–Thu)
Registration closes 2/27 (After midnight MST, 2/26), or after 20 registrations
  Register before midnight 2/19 and pay $1,200. Register between 2/20 – 2/26 and pay $1,350.
 Important Notice

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

The class is 3.5 days long, and will start Monday at 1 pm MST and end Thursday 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 and is nearly full. When filling out the registration form, please be sure to use the address to which you wish the manual shipped.

 Course Description

The Water Accounting course provides an introduction to modeling water ownership, water type, and/or water rights using RiverWare’s Water Accounting solution approach. This will allow you to track both the physical water and the “color” of the water, often called “paper” water. This class requires a basic understanding of the simulation and rulebased simulation techniques.

You will learn how accounting works to model water ownership or type within any basin. We will show you how to run an accounting model and view results. You will convert a pure simulation model into an accounting model by creating accounts, selecting accounting methods, and linking them to represent how water can be transferred throughout the basin. We will explain how to use rulebased simulation to access and set accounting values as necessary in a basin that is driven by ownership or type. The class culminates in an interactive exercise where you learn about the priority date based water rights allocation solver and apply it to a sample basin using the accounting system.  Finally, we show you how to debug the system and present additional utilities that you can use to analyze the solution.

This class has been taught for over 9 years by the RiverWare research and development team and has consistently received positive feedback. Both the Simulation and the Rulebased Simulation courses are prerequisites for registering for this 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 $1200. A late fee of $150 is added for registrations submitted after February 19. 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.
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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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