RiverWare: RiverSMART Demonstration and User Guide (HTML5 video)
The RiverWare Study Manager and Research Tools (RiverSMART) is a software framework to facilitate the creation, execution and archiving of RiverWare planning studies that compare the results of several scenarios representing differing hydrologic ensembles, demands, and strategies such as operating policies and infrastructure alternatives. It manages the execution of the simulations to multiple processors, and keeps track of the output files for analysis. It can serve as an archiving structure to save the results of an entire study. The tool was designed and developed to address the needs of complex modeling studies that often explore options for meeting projected imbalances of future supplies and demands due to changing climate, water uses, and operating policies.
This presentation and demonstration provides an overview of the functionality and a guide to using the tools. We will show you how to view an existing study and build a study from scratch. We'll describe each software component, called plugins, and present configuration options for each. We'll then show you how to generate and simulate the scenarios and post process the results. The entire presentations is approximately 45mins, but you can view any portion as desired.