Date: June 10-11 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructors: Dr. Saeid Ashraf Vaghefi. Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; University of Alberta and Dr. Abbas Sayyad; Trent University.
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
9:00-10:00 An Overview of SWAT and its applications
10:00-10:30 SWAT databases and introduction to SWAT/ArcGIS (ArcSWAT) Interface
10:45-12:00 Watershed delineation (hands-on)
13:00-14:45 Land use and soil overlay, HRU delineation (hands-on)
15:00-16:00 Weather and remaining inputs to develop the SWAT model
16:30-17:00 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
10:45-12:00 How to use SWAT-CUP to perform local sensitivity, calibration, examination of different objective functions, global sensitivity analysis, validation
13:00-14:45 Watershed visualization, parallel processing, calibration protocol, and tips
15:00-17:00 Calibration of an example project or own project (hands-on)