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Nathan Bonham presents at Decision Making Under Deep Uncertanty conference

Nathan Bonham, Ph,D. Candidate, presented his recent publication post-MORDM: mapping policies to synthesize optimization and robustness results for decision-maker compromise at The Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) 2022 Annual Meeting in Mexico City, November 9 – 11. The theme of the meeting was “Transformative Recovery and Forging...

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Magee presents a new Power Portfolio Optimization method at INFORMS

Tim Magee presented “Power Portfolio Optimization: Combining Hydropower and Production Costs Models” at the annual conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences on October 18, 2022 in Indianapolis. The paper, co-authored by Edie Zagona, described a novel approach developed for the Tennessee Valley Authority for optimal...

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Four New Publications

We have 4 recently published articles: " Factors that Affect Hydropower Flexibility " in Water “ Evaluating power grid model hydropower feasibility with a river operations model ” in Environmental Research Letters " Comments on Egypts water budget deficit and suggested mitigation policies for the Grand Ethipian Renaissance Dam filling...

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Hydrovision International Conference in Denver

Mitch Clement and Tim Magee attended the Hydrovision International conference in Denver July 12-14. Highlights included attending presentations on pumped storage, real time optimization at Chelan County Public Utilility District, and optimization of multiple forms of reserves. Mitch and Tim also met with RTI and their colleagues for some networking.

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Newest RiverWare Release, version 8.5

We are pleased to announce the newest release of RiverWare and RiverSMART, version 8.5. Highlights of the new release include: Many Multiple Run Management (MRM) improvements, including: The ability to include optimization runs in MRM. A new "Select Years" input option. Enhancements to the Ensemble Data Tool including new analysis...

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42nd Annual Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources

2026 May Be Too Late: Hard Conversations About Really Complicated Issues Was held Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, 2022Wolf Law Building Wittemyer Courtroom This year marks the 42nd Annual Conference on Natural Resources at Colorado Law. Over its rich history, the conference has addressed many different natural resource...

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Optimizing Flexible Spill Operations Presentation at CEATI Conference

Mitch Clement and Tim Magee attended the CEATI Hydropower Conference in Palm Springs, California, March 15-16, 2022. The theme of the conference was "The Past, Present and Future of Hydropower". The conference was attended by members of the hydropower industry from across North America. Clement gave a presentation "Optimizing Flexible...

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Journal of American Water Resources Association Article Published

"Decision Science Can Help Address the Challenges of Long-Term Planning in the Colorado River Basin" published in the Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) January 22, 2022. Co-authored by Rebecca Smith, Edith Zagona, Joseph Kasprzyk, Nathan Bonham, Elliot Alexander, Alan Butler, James Prairie, Carly Jerla

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New RiverWare Version 8.4

We are pleased to announce the newest RiverWare release, version 8.4 is now available. Some of the new features included a new Window Layout Manager, Improved Git integration and Multiple levels of Execute script actions.

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Water Resources Research Journal Article Published

"Stochastic Decadal Projections of Colorado River Streamflow and Reservoir Pool Elevations Conditioned on Temperature Projections" was published in the Water Resources Research Journal December 2021. Co-Authors include David Woodson, Balaji Rajagopalan, Sarah Baker, James Prairie, Erin Towler, Ming Ge, and Edith Zagona.