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IWR Planning Suite

**Please go to http://publibrary.planusace.us or http://crbweb01.cdm.com/IWRPlan/default.htm to find the latest versions of all software and training materials.**

The IWR Planning Suite is a water resources investment decision support tool originally built for the formulation and evaluation of ecosystem restoration alternative plans; however, it is now more widely used by all USACE business lines for evaluation of actions involving monetary and non-monetary cost and benefits. 

There are currently two USACE Planning Certified versions of the model: Versions 1.0.11 and 2.0.6

Version 2.0.9 is anticipated to be certified in 2017.

The Planning Suite has the following features:

  • Plan Generator
  • Cost-Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analysis  (CE/ICA)
  • Auto reports, graphs and tables
  • Calculation of annual average non-monetary benefits  (v.2.0.6 and higher)
  • Calculation of average annual equivalent costs and benefits (v.2.0.6 and higher)
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA, v.2.0.9) 
  • Uncertainty Module (v.2.0.9)
  • Watershed Analysis (v.2.0.9)

 IWR offers ad-hoc training on IWR Planning Suite.  The software is also introduced in several sessions of existing USACE Prospect Courses (e.g., Ecosystem Restoration, Economic Analysis in Planning). 

POC: Send an email to  "DLL-CEIWR_IWR-PLAN" to learn more.