2007 RiverWare User Group Meeting
Final Agenda and Presentations
NCAR/UCAR Center Green Campus Auditorium
February 6-7, 2007

Final Agenda/Presentations

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Revised 2007-03-26  
2007 Annual RiverWare User Group Meeting
Final Agenda and Presentations
Tuesday - February 6, 2007
7:30 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:40 Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Introductions of CADSWES team and attendees; meeting information
Review of Licensing, and Current RiverWare users and ApplicationsCADSWES
8:40 – 9:40 Current and Upcoming New Development in RiverWare

Overview of ongoing and recently completed new development; news about upcoming development and discussion of unfunded development needs; Status of Qt port. – CADSWES

  Open forum discussion and suggestions regarding areas of development or specific needs; questions about future work – Users, sponsors and developers - All
9:40 – 10:00 BREAK– Snacks and drinks provided
10:00 – 11:00 RiverWare’s New Optimization

Overview of RiverWare’s optimization capabilities; description of the new (in v4.8) optimization language and constraint editor; demo of TVA’s optimization model with the new version; upcoming Integer Programming development, future integration of rulebased simulation with optimization; plans for introduction of a new cost-free optimization solver in RiverWareCADSWES

  Questions, suggestions and expression of needs/ interest in RiverWare optimization – All
New and Evolving Applications of RiverWare: Part I
11:00 – 11:15 Tarrant Regional Water District Long Range Planning ModelLaura Blaylock (TRWD)
11:15 – 11:30 A Benefits Study for the Panama Canal Operations Using RiverWareMichael Kane and Marc Baldo (Riverside Technology, Inc.)
11:30 – 11:45 RiverWare Applications in Reclamation’s Great Plains RegionDonald Frevert (Reclamation Denver Technical Services Center), Michael Kube (Nebraska-Kansas Area Office), Patrick Erger (Great Plains Regional Office), Jeremy Giovando (Montana Area Office), Ronald Thomasson (Eastern Colorado Area Office), David King and John Treacy (Denver Technical Services Center)
11:45 – 12:00 WaterNet-The NASA Water Cycle Solutions Network: opportunities to enhance RiverWare effectiveness through networking with NASA research resultsDr. Dave Matthews (Hydromet DSS) and Dr. Paul Houser (Center for Research on Environment and Water)
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch – Provided

Water Accounting and Water Rights in RiverWare

1:15 – 2:00 Overview of water accounting modeling capabilities in RiverWare; new graphical interface features; upcoming enhancements, outline of upcoming training classCADSWES
2:00 – 2:15 Water Rights Allocation (solver) function in RPL: how it works and how to use itCADSWES
2:15 – 2:25 Lower Colorado River Authority water rights model structure comparison without and with the new solver functionKevin Wheeler (Hydrosphere Resource Consultants)
2:25 – 2:50 Questions, suggestions and expressions of need for water accounting capabilities - All
2:50 – 3:10 BREAK– Snacks and drinks provided
3:10 – 3:30

Advances in Rulebased Simulation and the other applications of the RPL

  Recent and upcoming enhancements to Rulebased Simulation modeling capabilities and other RPL applications such as Expression SlotsCADSWES
Questions/suggestions/needs for rulebased simulation and other RPL capabilities – All
3:30 – 4:15

Multiple Run Management (MRM) and the Graphical Policy Analysis Tool (GPAT)

  Overview of capabilities of MRM, including new RPL-controlled MRM. Discussion of future further enhancements. Overview of GPAT and how to use GPAT with RiverWare’s MRM output for risk-based comparison and analysis of operating policiesCADSWES
Questions/suggestions/needs for MRM capabilities and risk-based analysis – All

New and Evolving Applications of RiverWare: Part II

4:15 – 4:30

An Overview of the Tarrant Regional Water District Water Supply Reliability and Drought Response Planning Studies - John Carron (Hydrosphere Resource Consultants, Inc.), Laura Blaylock (Tarrant Regional Water District), Steve Setzer, Kevin Wheeler and Subhrendu Gangopadhyay (Hydrosphere Resource Consultants, Inc.)

4:30 - 4:45 Modeling San Juan-Chama Project Water with the Upper Rio Grande Water Operations Model (URGWOM) - Craig Boroughs (B&H Engineering)
4:45 - 5:00 Development of a Daily Operations Model for El Dorado Irrigation DistrictSteve Setzer and John Carron (Hydrosphere Resource Consultants), Melissa Gunter (El Dorado Irrigation District)
Evening Starting ~6:30

Group dinner (optional - not hosted). Location to be announced.

Wednesday - February 7, 2007
7:30 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast

Modeling Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions with RiverWare

8:00 – 8:45

Two new approaches to modeling groundwater – surface water interactions with RiverWare: use of a network of groundwater objects and an interactive RiverWare-MODFLOW link - CADSWES


New and Evolving Applications of RiverWare: Part III
8:45 – 9:00 Simulation of Surface water / Groundwater interaction in the Middle Rio Grande BasinMike Roark (USGS - Albuquerque), Nabil Shafike and Mike Gabora (New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission)

9:00 – 9:15

Evaluation of the Hydrologic Component of the 2003 Biological Opinion and Other Alternatives Using URGWOMNabil Shafike (New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission), Marc Sidlow and Donald Gallegos (USACE - Albuquerque District)
9:15 - 9:30 Development of RiverWare model for flood control planning for the Lower Rio GrandeSue Tillery (University of New Mexico), Zhuping Sheng (Texas A&M University at El Paso), Phil King (New Mexico State University)
9:30 – 10:00 BREAK– Snacks and drinks provided

COE Flood Control, Hydropower and Conservation Operations Modeling

10:00 – 10:15 COE Southwest Division modeling and long-term objectives for RiverWare R&D; update of integration of RiverWare into the Corps Water Management SystemJerry Cotter (USACE - Ft. Worth District)
10:15 - 10:45 Overview of multi-objective modeling for flood control, conservation operations, environmental flows, and hydropower in RiverWare using modeling capabilities developed by COE (available to all users) and ancillary development, including statistical slots - CADSWES
10:45 - 11:00 Lake Kemp Reallocation Study with RiverWareJohn Daylor (USACE -Tulsa District)
11:00 – 11:30 Direct Data Connections
  Description and demo of direct data connections from RiverWare to DSS; Overview of design for ongoing development of direct data connections to HDB/OracleCADSWES

Questions/suggestions/needs for direct data connection capabilities – All

11:30 – 12:00

Software Development and Maintenance, Releases and Tech Transfer

Overview of CADSWES software development processes and standards, software maintenance, User Support procedures, Release Processes, Bug Tracking, Training SchedulesCADSWES
  Questions/suggestions/needs – All

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