New Waves June 2009

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WRAP Course offered July 8-10

Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is offering River/Reservoir System Modeling with WRAP, a continuing education course, July 8-10 at Texas A&M University.

The two and a half-day course will begin at 1 p.m. on July 8 and end at 5 p.m. July 10. It will be held in Room 214 of the Centeq Research Plaza, 1500 Research Parkway in College Station.

The course is designed for engineers and scientists employed by water agencies and consulting firms working in Texas or worldwide. The course will include lectures, discussions and computer model­ing exercises that will cover WRAP in its entirety, focusing on fundamentals.

WRAP is a generalized modeling system for simulating the development, management, alloca­tion and use of the water resources of a river basin. The public domain WRAP software and reference, users, and supplemental manuals are available at

Dr. Ralph Wurbs, P.E., will serve as an instructor for the WRAP course. Wurbs, a professor of civil engineering and TWRI associate director, developed WRAP and has been involved with its continued development and application since its incep­tion in the late 1980s. Richard Hoffpauir will also be teaching the course, and has several years of consulting experience in applying WRAP both in Texas and abroad. He is nearing completion of his doctorate at Texas A&M with his dissertation research focusing on expanding WRAP modeling capabilities.

Early registration of $875 must be received before June 19 and all registration received on or after June 19 is $900. To register online visit For more information contact Swyden at or 979.845.1851.

Two Texas A&M Continuing Education Units will be awarded for completion of the course. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations and travel. Information regarding local accommodations is available at the TWRI Training Course Web site.

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