Advanced water rights workshop to be held Aug. 23 – 24 in College Station

March 27, 2012

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Water Resources Institute will host an advanced Water Rights Analysis Package workshop Aug. 23-24 in College Station.

The institute is a unit of Texas AgriLife Research, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

An advanced Water Assessment Rights Package workshop will be presented Aug 23 - 24 at the Spatial Sciences Laboratory on the campus of Texas A&M University. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on both days at the Spatial Sciences Laboratory, 1500 Research Parkway, Texas A&M University campus.

Dr. Richard Hoffpauir, workshop instructor, said the workshop will cover advanced aspects of the Water Rights Analysis Package, or WRAP, related specifically to simulations using daily time steps. WRAP is a generalized modeling system for simulating the development, management, allocation and use of the water resources of a river basin.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Water Availability Modeling System consists of this modeling system, along with input data sets for all river basins of Texas, explained Hoffpauir, a research engineering consultant for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station in College Station.

“The course will focus on the daily-time step simulations with WRAP and will include computer modeling exercises,” Hoffpauir said. “The course will cover analysis package topics of an intermediate to advanced level. Course participants are expected to have proficiency with the monthly time-step features of WRAP.”

He said the course is designed for engineers and scientists employed by water agencies and consulting firms.

Hoffpauir said participants will gain a thorough understanding of the modeling system features that are pertinent to building daily time step input data, selecting simulation parameters and analyzing simulation output.

Registration will open April 2, and early registration is $875 up to July 17. Registrations postmarked after that date will be $900; the registration deadline is Aug. 17.

A total of 1.6 Texas Water Resources Institute continuing education units will be awarded for completion of the course. For more information, go to http://watereducation.tamu.edu/

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