Program will address advanced features of Water Rights Analysis Package
COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Water Resources Institute will host an advanced Water Rights Analysis Package workshop Aug. 30-31 in College Station.
The workshop will be held at the Spatial Sciences Laboratory, 1500 Research Parkway on the Texas A&M University campus. It will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days.
Workshop instructor Dr. Richard Hoffpauir said the workshop will cover advanced aspects of the Water Rights Analysis Package, including simulations using daily time steps. The analysis package 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 of the 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 the Water Rights Analysis Package 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 fundamentals of the package.”
He said the course is designed for engineers and scientists employed by water agencies and consulting firms.
“Proficiency with the existing monthly time-step features of the modeling system is recommended for all participants,” he said.
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.
Early registration is $875 up to July 17. Registrations postmarked after that date will be $900 and 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/