Publications and Presentations


Cooperative filling approaches for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Wheeler, K., Basheer, M., Mekonnen, Z., Eltoum, S., Mersha, A., Zagona, E., Abdo, G., Hall, J., Dadson, S. 2016. Water International Vol. 41 No.4

Responding to Global Challenges in Food, Energy, Environment and Water: Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making

Grafton, R. Q., McLindin, M., Hussey, K., Wyrwoll, P., Wichelns, D., Ringler, C., Garrick, D., Pittock, J., Wheeler, S., Orr, S., Matthews, N., Ansink, E., Aureli, A., Connell, D., De Stefano, L., Dowsley, K., Farolfi, S., Hall, J., Katic, P., Lankford, B., Leckie, H., McCartney, M., Pohlner, H., Ratna, N., Rubarenzya, M. H., Sai Raman, S. N., Wheeler, K., and Williams, J. (2016). Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 3: 275–299.

Alternatives for Restoring the Colorado River Delta

Wheeler, K., J. Pitt, T.M. Magee., T. Fulp, and D. Luecke, 2007. Alternatives for Restoring the Colorado River Delta. Natural Resources Journal, Vol. 47 No.4, p.917-967.

Alternative Policies on the Colorado River

Kevin Wheeler, Timothy M. Magee, Terrance Fulp, and Edith Zagona. Published in the Proceedings of Natural Resources Law Center Allocating and Managing Water for a Sustainable Future: Lessons From Around the World, Boulder, CO, 2002.

A Methodology for Water Quality Assessment in Developing Regions:  A Case Study of China’s Yellow River

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Interim Report  IR-02-01



Distributing Costs and Benefits through Operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, World Water Week 2014, Stockholm Sweden

Water Security, Development and Cooperation on the Nile River, Hydrovision 2014, Nashville, TN USA

Eastern Nile RiverWare Model

  • Mekale Ethiopia, September 24, 2012
  • Khartoum Sudan, November 19, 2012
  • Cairo Egypt, December 9, 2012
  • Juba South Sudan, December 22, 2012

RiverWare Users Group

  • February 2013
    • The Eastern Nile RiverWare Model for Egypt, Sudan , South Sudan and Ethiopia – Seeking Alternatives for Transboundary Collaboration
  • February 2012
    • Using RiverWare to Support the Ongoing United States and Mexico Negotiations for Management of the Colorado River
    • Modeling Forecast Operations for the Tarrant Regional Water District
    • Modeling Compact Calls on the Colorado River
  • February 2010
    • Using Improved Climate Forecasting and the Flexibility of RiverWare to Develop Operational Policies for Increasing Efficiency for the Tarrant Regional Water District
    • Daily River Operation Models (DROM) for LCRA
  • August 2008
    • LCRA’s Flexible Water Rights Planning Model: A Comparison of Monthly vs. Daily Time Steps
  • February 2007
    • Lower Colorado River Authority Water Rights Model Structure Comparison Without and With the New Solver Function
    • An Overview of the Tarrant Regional Water District Water Supply Reliability and Drought Response Planning Studies

A Method for Rapid Water Quality Assessment in Developing Countries: A Case Study of China’s Yellow River. 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4): Problems, Prospects and Research Needs. Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2 – 8, 2000

Educational Tools

Exploring the Colorado River Basin: An Interactive Water Management Exercise

American Museum of Natural History, Network of Conservation Educators & Practitioners