aerial view of hoover dam
Water Resource Management

CADSWES R&D team produces decision support tools for planning and operations of water resources to promote sustainable use, ecosystem health, collaborative sharing and resiliency in an uncertain future.

view of user group meeting attendees networking during break from above

Presentations by CADSWES developers and the user community describe new software features and applications and creative modeling.

Bonniville Power Hydro Electric plant on the Columbia river

CADSWES supports power utility users of RiverWare in optimizing hydropower given other operating criteria such as environmental flows and flood control.

collage of photos taken at the appreciation event
Summer 2018 staff appreciation event

CADSWES is a unique and exciting interdisciplinary research and development environment for students, faculty, professional research staff, and water management professionals. Focusing on R&D of innovative decision support software, transfer of technologies to professionals, and research in water systems modeling, hydropower optimization, improving water management and adapting to climate change, the Center is closely tied to both the academic community and water management agencies. The resulting synergy provides both tools and techniques for sustainable, integrated natural resource management, and knowledgeable individuals to apply them.