SWAT and SWAT-CUP Workshop

Date: June 10-11 2017

Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Karim Abbaspour, Senior Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag, Switzerland

Description: Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a powerful model that allows users to determine the impacts of land use and management practices on water, sediment, and nutrient yields in agricultural watersheds and choose the best management practices.

Required software: SWAT and SWAT-CUP  are freeware and can be obtained  online at the SWAT website (http://swat.tamu.edu/). The workshop aims to train users in SWAT2012 and is designed to be approximately 80% hands-on. Participants must bring their own laptops with  ArcGIS, SWAT, and SWAT-CU installed. The step-by-step guide to software installation will be provided for registered participants prior to the workshop.

Registration Fee: Professionals $300 and  Students $200. The fee  includes course materials, coffee breaks and lunches. Please note that the workshop registration is separate from the full conference registration and that there will be no refunds or cancellations. The number of participants is limited to 30. Participants will obtain a certificate upon successful completion of  the SWAT and SWAT-CUP workshop.


Day 1 (June 10):      Introduction and Overview of SWAT
8:00-9:00         Registration
9:00-10:00       An Overview of SWAT and its applications
10:00-11:00     SWAT databases and introduction to SWAT/ArcGIS (ArcSWAT) Interface
11:00-13:00     Watershed delineation (hands-on)
13:00-14:30     Lunch
14:30-15:00     Land use and soil overlay, HRU delineation (hands-on)
15:00-16:00     Weather and remaining inputs to develop the SWAT model

16:00-16:30     Coffee break
16:30-18:00     SWAT simulation and review of summary outputs (hands-on)

Day 2 (June 11): Introduction and Overview of SWAT-CUP
9:00-10:30       An overview of model calibration, validation, sensitivity, and uncertainty analysis
10:30-13:00     How to use SWAT-CUP to perform local sensitivity, calibration, examination of   different objective functions, global sensitivity analysis, validation
13:00-14:30     Lunch
14:30-15:30     Watershed visualization, parallel processing, calibration protocol, and tips
15:30-16:00     Calibration of an example project or own project (hands-on)
16:00-16:30     Coffee break
16:30-18:00     Continue with Calibration example (hands-on)