CADSWES is a unique and exciting interdisciplinary research center environment for students, faculty, professional research staff, scientists 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.

RiverWare Minute 319Hydropower Wind IntegrationRiverWare Market Assessment

RiverWare Assists International Commission in Historic Minute 319 Agreement

Improving hydropower operational models for high penetrations of variable generation in the Western United States

RiverWare Market Assessment presented in Annual CU CleanTech Presentation

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Airial view of a section of the Colorado River
Friday, 10/06/16
We invite you to attend the 2016 RiverWare User Group Meeting on August 23 - August 24. Registration is now available! Meet the CADSWES R&D team, and others from the RiverWare user community including federal, state and local water management agencies, utilities, research institutions, and consulting companies. This is an excellent opportunity... + continue reading
Instructor assisting training attendees
Friday, 29/01/16
The next Rulebased Simulation in RiverWare class has been set for April 27 -29, 2016, for more class details go to the RiverWare Training page or click to see the announcement The next Introduction to Simulation Modeling has been set for May 11 - 13, 2016, for more class details go to the RiverWare Training page or click to see the... + continue reading
audience listening to presentation
Tuesday, 24/03/15
The 15th RiverWare User Group meeting on February 3 and 4 was attended by over 80 RiverWare users from federal, state and local water managment agencies, hydropower utilitites, consulting firms and research institutes. Users presented their Riverware applications and CADSWES R&D team demonstrated new and upcoming software features. The agenda... + continue reading


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