Conservation Matters April 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Advanced water rights workshop to be held Aug. 30–31 in College Station

WRAPThe 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 on the Texas A&M University campus.

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 (WAM) System consists of this modeling system, along with input data sets for all river basins of Texas, explained instructor, Dr. Richard Hoffpauir, a research engineering consultant for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station in College Station.

Hoffpauir said the workshop will cover advanced aspects of the Water Rights Analysis Package, or WRAP, related specifically to simulations using daily time steps.

"The course will focus on the daily-time step simulations with WRAP and will include computer modeling exercises," Hoffpauir said. "The course will cover WRAP 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.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded for completion of the course. For more information or to register, visit

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