Publications and Conferences

 

 

Outside Articles Featuring Our Work

"Forecasts Turn Tide on Silt," Jeff Tollefson, Nature, August 20, 2013, Vol. 500, Issue 7463.

"The Bow River Project:  An Exercise in Water Management, Resource Protection, and Collaborative Decision-Making" Mike Kelly, Western Canada Water, Spring 2012, p. 36-37.

"Averting a Water Supply Crisis While Projecting Endangered Species:  Partnerships Pay Off for Tennessee's Duck River," EcoLogic from the Nature Conservancy, Journal AWWA, August 2008, Volume 100, Number 8, p. 40-43.

"Software Takes Guesswork Out of Water Conservation," Asheville Citizen-Times, December 3, 2007, page A-1. 

"Meeting Urban Water Demands While Protecting Rivers:  A Case Study from the Rivanna River in Virginia," EcoLogic from the Nature Conservancy, Journal AWWA, June 2007, Volume 99, Number 6, pages 24-26.

"City Gauges Water Needs with Simulation Software,"  American City & County, June 1, 2003.

 

Written by HydroLogics

"Dynamic Reservoir Operations Support Sustainable Water Management," Megan Rivera, Steven Nebiker, and Ben Wright, AWWA Opflow, March 2016, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 12-16.

Impact of Contract Structure and Risk Aversion on Interutility Water Transfer Agreements,” Casey Caldwell, and G. W. Characklis, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, January 2014, Vol. 140, No. 1, pp. 100-111.

Computer Aided Negotiation and River Basin Management in the Delaware by Megan Wiley Rivera and Daniel Sheer, Chapter 7 p 66 in Water Resources System Analysis Through Case Studies;   Data and Models For Decision Making, prepared by Task Committee on Environmental and Water Resources Systems Education, Edited By David W. Watkins Jr., Ph.D. Sponsored By Environmental and Water Resources Institute American Society of Civil Engineers. 

Developing a New Operations Plan for the Bow River Using Collaborative Modeling for Decision Support, A. Michael Sheer, Michael W. Nemeth, Daniel P. Sheer, Megan Van Ham, Michael Kelly, David Hill, and Samuel D. Lebherz, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, June 2013, Volume 49, Issue 3, p. 654-668.

Computer-Aided Negotiations of Water Disputes:  An Interdisciplinary Role-Playing Course, M.W. Rivera, D.P. Sheer, A.J. Miller, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, June 2013, Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 700-714.

Integrated Water Quality-Water Supply Modeling to Support Long-term Planning, Joshua Weiss, Grantley Pyke, William Becker, Daniel Sheer, Rakesh Gelda, Paul Rush, Tina Johnston, Journal;  Water Works Association, April 2013, Vol. 105, No. 4 pp. E217-E228.

"Drought Management:  Probability-Based Operating Rules Improve Water Supply Management" Brian McCrodden, Steven Nebiker, and Leslie Carreiro Opflow by the American Water Works Association, June, 2010, Vol. 36, No. 6. p. 22-24.

"Dysfunctional Water Management:  Causes and Solutions," Daniel Sheer, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, January/February 2010, Vol. 136, No. 1, p. 1-4.

"Science-based Collaboration:  Finding Better Ways to Operate the Conowingo Pond," Daniel Sheer & Andrew Dehoff, EcoLogic from the Nature Conservancy, Journal AWWA, June 2009, Volume 101, Number 6, p. 20-24.

Adaptive Management of Flows in the Lower Roanoke River, North Carolina, USA,” Sam H. Pearsall, Brian J. McCrodden, Philip A. Townsend.  Environmental Management Vol. 35, No. 4, May 12, 2005, pp 353-367.  

Water Supply Planning Simulation Model Using Mixed-Integer Linear Programming ‘Engine,’” Dean Randall, Leasa Cleland, Catharine S. Kuehne, George W. “Buzz” Link, Daniel P. Sheer.  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 123, No. 2, March/April 1997, 116-124. 

Managing the Lower Colorado River.”  Daniel P. Sheer, Timothy J. Ulrich, Mark G. Houck, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 118, No. 3, May/June 1992, pp. 324-336.  

Climatic Sensitivity for California Water Resources.” Lettenmaier, D.P. and Sheer, D.P., Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 117, No. 1, January/February 1991, pp. 108-125.  (Division of Water Resources Planning and Management’s Best        Research Paper Award) 

Drought Management of an Existing Water Supply System,” Randall, D., Houck, M., Wright, J., Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 116, No. 1, January/February 1990, pp. 1-20.

“Minimization of Raw Water Pumping Costs Using MILP,”  Keith W. Little and Brian J. McCrodden.   Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.  Vol. 115, No. 4, July 1989, P511- 522.

“The Computer as Negotiator.” Daniel P. Sheer, Mary Lynn Baeck, and Jeff R. Wright, Management and Operations,  Journal AWWA, February 1989, p 68 - 73.

“A Mixed Linear Programming Model for Optimization of Raw Water Pumping,” Little, K.W., and McCrodden, B.J., American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 1989.

“A Mathematical Model for Minimizing Energy Costs at Falls Lake Pump Station,”  Little, K.W. and McCrodden, B.J., Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina, May 1988.  

“Review of Monitoring Requirements in NPDES Permits and the Discharge Monitoring Report,” McCrodden, B.J., and Nichols, R.C.,  Research Triangle Institute, May 1987.

“Drought Contingency Planning,”  Wright, J., Houck, M., Diamond, J., Randall, D., Civil Engineering Systems, Vol. 3, December 1986.

“Simulating Water System Operation During Periods of Drought,” Randall, D., Houck, M., Wright, J., Journal of the American Water Works Association, Vol. 28, No. 8, August 1986.

“A Yield Analysis of the Surface Water Supply System Serving Southside Hampton Roads, Virginia,” Little, K.W., McCrodden, B.J., and Moreau, D.H., Research Triangle Institute, July, 1986

“Managing Water Supplies to Increase Water Availability.”  Daniel P. Sheer, National Water Summary. 1985 “ Institutional Management Issues, 101-112.

“Water Supply.” Daniel Sheer and Kevin Flynn.  Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE, June 1983, pp 50-53.

“Analyzing the Risk of Drought:  The Occoquan Experience,” Daniel P. Sheer.  Management and Operations:  Journal American Water Works Association.  May 1980, pp 246-253.

Generating Multi-objective Tradeoffs:  An Algorithm for Bicriterion Problems”, Cohon, J., Church, R., and Sheer, D.P., Water Resources Research, October 1979.

 

Conferences

"Improving Statewide Decision-Making Using Basin-Wide Hydrologic Models," Casey Caldwell and Steven Nebiker, NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference, Winston Salem, NC, 2010.

“Probability-Based Low Flow Operating Protocol for Appalachian Power Company,” Steven Nebiker, Brian J. McCrodden, and Teresa Rogers.  Hydrovision Conference, Sacramento, CA, July 2008.

"Water Resources Risk Management, A Solution to the Multi-User Conundrum?"  Brian McCrodden, Institute of Public Utilities (IPU) Annual Regulatory Policy Conference, Charleston, SC 2007.

"The Role of Forecasting in Low Flow Operating Protocols," Brian McCrodden, CEATI (Center for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation) Knoxville, TN 2007.

Developing Operating Policies to Achieve Kissimmee Environmental Restoration,” Daniel  P. Sheer, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa Florida 2007. 

Optimal Economic Dispatch of Hydroelectric Projects on the Roanoke River,” Brian J. McCrodden, Dean Randall, and James W. Thornton, Waterpower XV Conference, Chattanooga, TN 2007 and at the American Water Resource Association conference Baltimore Maryland, 2006.

“Balancing In-Stream Flow Requirements with Water Supply Reliability,” Daniel P. Sheer, Steven Nebiker, American Water Works Association Water Sources Conference, 2004.

Use of the Oasis Model in Developing Reservoir Operations Agreements Among Various Interest Groups” presented at 2004 Conference of United States Society on Dams, St. Louis Missouri, March 31, 2004.

The Conflict between Instream Flow and Water Supply in Connecticut,” Daniel P. Sheer, P.E., Neil M. Fennessey, P.E., Kenneth R. Skov, and Christopher Rooney, American Society of Civil Engineers Conference Conference 2003, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. 

“Using Streamflow Forecasts to Improve Real-time Drought Management,” by Brian McCrodden, Daniel P. Sheer, and Dean Randall.  American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, June 2000. 

The Elements and Structure of a “Full Service” Water Market,” by Daniel Sheer, Debra Knopman, David Eaton, and Theodore Rosenberg, American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Tempe Arizona 1999.

Operations Control Language (OCL- Flexible Approach to Simulation,” Daniel P. Sheer, Anthony P. Pulokas, Jeffrey K. Meyer, Dean Randall, Harold W. Meyer, American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Tempe Arizona 1999. 

"Optimization using OASIS with OCL\UTM: California Application", Jeffrey K. Meyer, Anthony P. Pulokas, Harold W. Meyer, and Daniel P. Sheer, American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Tempe Arizonia 1999. 

"Technical Integration of Planning, Regulatory, and Operations Functions at the South Florida Water Management District," Daniel P. Sheer, P.E., and Kent Loftin, P.E., American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Tempe Arizonia 1999. 

Using Forecasts for Improved Drought Management.”  Dean Randall, Brian J. McCrodden, and Daniel P. Sheer North Carolina Water Works Association and Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Durham, North Carolina, November, 1998 and the Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, March 1998, and American Society of Civil Engineers Conference Seattle, Washington 1993.

“Use of the OASIS Model in Developing Reservoir Operations Agreements Among Various Interest Groups.”  Paul Shiers, P.E., Brian McCrodden, P.E., and Mary Tibbetts, U.S. Society of Dams 24th Annual Meeting and Conference, 2004.

“The New, Improved Washington Aqueduct,” American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, June ‘98.

"Old Ideas, New Applications: Expanding the State of the Practice," Dean Randall and Daniel P. Sheer, American Society of Civil Engineers Conference Fort Worth, Texas 1990. 

“The Response of the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina to the Drought of 1986,” presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers Water Resources Planning and Management Division Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, March 1987.

“Computer-Aided Negotiation of Water Resource Issues - California Experiences,” Randall, D., Sheer, D., Meyer, H., presented at 3rd Water Resources Operations and Management Workshop, ASCE, Fort Collins, CO, June 1988.

“The Response of the Research Triangle Area to the Drought of 1986,” Brian J. McCrodden.  Presented at the South Carolina Water Resources Commission Water Week ’86 Symposium, Hilton Head, South Carolina, September 1986. 

 “Some Perspectives and Philosophies on Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources,” G. Patrick Johnson and Daniel Sheer presented at the Engineers Foundation conference on Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources and at a session at the ASCE National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, 1985.

 “Building a Water Supply Optimization Model for Indianapolis,” Dean Randall, Mark Houck, J. Wright, International Symposium on Urban Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Sediment Control, University of Kentucky, 1984.

Computer-Aided Drought Operations,”Computer Applications in Water Resources", Roland C. Steiner, Daniel P. Sheer, and James A. Smith, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1984. 

 “Design and Operating Rules for Reservoir Storage to Offset Future Consumptive Use,” Stuart S. Schwartz and Daniel P. Sheer, American Society of Civil Engineers Conference 1985.   

 “A Riverine Toxic Spill Model,” Roland C. Steiner, Brian A. Spielmann, and Daniel P. Sheer American Society of Civil Engineers Conference 1985. 

 

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