Over 140 water managers and modelers from federal and local government agencies, utilities, consulting firms and research institutions attended the 19th RiverWare User Group meeting on August 29-30. Presentations described powerful and inventive RiverWare applications used to plan and operate diverse systems such as the Tennessee Valley, the Truckee River Basin, the Central Utah Project, New Jersey’s Raritan basin, and the Klamath River.
User talks described the use of RiverWare to address current water management challenges such as long-term planning on the Colorado River, binational management of the lower Rio Grande, tribal water settlement in Oklahoma, forecast-informed reservoir operations in Texas, and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. See descriptions of all the talks and access to the presentations here.
The CADSWES RiverWare research and development team gave presentations that showcased new and upcoming software enhancements, features and analysis tools including powerful hydropower optimization modeling, ensemble data analysis, integration with web maps, simulation-based optimization with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, and the RiverSMART platform for managing huge planning studies that consider multiple future hydrologic and operational scenarios. The meeting format was interactive, and in the final feedback session, users voiced ideas for future enhancements.
CADSWES hosts the RiverWare User Group Meeting approximately every 18 months. Links to the presentations and past meetings here .