RiverWare Training: Introduction to Simulation Modeling
Colorado River
March 10–12, 2020 (Tue–Thu)
 Course Description

Introduction to Simulation Modeling is a course for first-time or novice users of RiverWare. It has been taught for over 20 years by the RiverWare research and development team, and has received enthusiastic reviews. The course includes both lectures and self-guided tutorials.

You will learn to build and run simulation models using many of RiverWare's features. We start by analyzing an existing model, then you will build a model from scratch, adding objects and selecting physical process methods to tailor the simulation to a specific river system and for specific modeling purposes. You will learn how to run a model driven by input data and special flags, display and analyze the results, and diagnose problems. We also introduce many of RiverWare’s utilities such as the system control table (SCT), scripting tools for automating run procedures and executing in batch mode, multiple run management, the RiverWare Interactive Scenario Explorer, and connecting to a database using database management interfaces (DMIs). The final exercise introduces rulebased simulation, the topic of the follow-on course.

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 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 $119/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."
    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 3-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
☼ CADSWES.colorado.edu ☼ Last edited January 29, 2020