Conferences 2017 - Warsaw, Poland

2017 International SWAT Conference in Warsaw, Poland

What

The 2017 International SWAT Conference in Warsaw will provide an opportunity for the community to meet and exchange ideas, summarize the results of studies and mutual problems, as well as share innovations and developments with SWAT.

The 2017 International SWAT Conference is under the patronage of the Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of the Environment. Information

Patronage

When

The workshops will take place June 26-27 and the conference will be June 28-30. There will be a reception the first night of the conference, a local tour Thursday afternoon, followed by a gala dinner that evening.

Where

The conference will be held at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) Water Centre in Warsaw, Poland.

Water Center Photo

Registration

Conference fees will include the dinner gala held on Thursday evening. Any guests of participants may attend for an additional fee of $55 USD / 50 EUR.

We will accept three forms of payment: online by credit card (USD), bank transfer (EUR), or cash onsite (EUR, not eligible for discount).

Early - through May 15 (online/bank payments only)
EventRegular OnlineRegular BankStudent OnlineStudent BankStudent Regional Online*Student Regional Bank*
Conference only $315 USD 300 EUR $210 USD 200 EUR $160 USD 150 EUR
Workshop only $210 USD 200 EUR $160 USD 150 EUR $105 USD 100 EUR
Conference + workshop $420 USD 400 EUR $315 USD 300 EUR $210 USD 200 EUR
After May 15 (and all cash onsite payments)
EventRegular OnlineRegular Bank/CashStudent OnlineStudent Bank/Cash
Conference only $370 USD 350 EUR $265 USD 250 EUR
Workshop only $265 USD 250 EUR $210 USD 200 EUR
Conference + workshop $525 USD 500 EUR $420 USD 400 EUR

Cancellation policy: cancel by May 1, 2017 to receive 70% of your registration fee. Cancel after May 1, 2017 and receive 25% of your registration fee. No refunds for cancellations after June 1, 2017.

*There is an additional discount for students from developing countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The list of countries according to the World Bank country classification: selected countries belong to the 'Europe and Central Asia' region and to one of the following income categories: 'low-income', low-middle-income' or 'upper-middle-income' economies. They include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Call for papers

Abstract submission is now closed. If you still need to submit an abstract, contact swatmodelconference@gmail.com.

Final papers may be submitted to a special issue journal after the conference. More information to come.

Conference Topics

  • Large Scale Applications
  • Climate Change Applications
  • Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
  • Biofuel & Plant Growth
  • Environmental Applications
  • BMPs
  • Hydrology
  • Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
  • Pesticides, Bacteria, Metals, and Pharmaceuticals
  • Model Development
  • Database and GIS Application and Development
  • Urban Processes and Management
  • Landscape Processes and Landscape / River Continuum
  • InStream Sediment and Pollutant Transport
  • EPIC/APEX Modeling System
  • SWAT Review Papers
  • SWAT Remote Sensing Applications

Workshops

Introductory SWAT (QSWAT)

This is a beginner course designed to introduce new users to the SWAT model, review necessary and optional inputs, and familiarize the user with the QGIS interfaces. It is assumed that attendees have a working knowledge of QGIS. The two-day course will not review basic concepts on QGIS usage prior to covering the SWAT/QGIS interface.

Advanced SWAT (SWAT-CUP)

This course will cover sensitivity analysis, model calibration with SWAT-CUP, and uncertainty analysis using the 2012 version of SWAT with the ArcGIS interface. SWAT-CUP is a computer program for calibration of SWAT models. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with projects for debugging.

APEX (Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender)

This course was developed for use in whole farm/small watershed management. The model was constructed to evaluate various land management strategies considering sustainability, erosion, economics, water supply and quality, soil quality, plant competition, weather and pests. More about APEX.

 Agenda - Monday June 26 - Tuesday June 27

  • 8:30 – Registration/Check-in (Monday only)
  • 9:00 – Workshop start
  • 10:30-11:00 – Coffee break
  • 12:30-13:30 – Lunch
  • 15:00-15:30 – Coffee break
  • 17:00 – Workshop end

Participant Information

We ask that you please bring your own laptops with software loaded. If you cannot bring your own computer, some computers may be provided, but contact us ASAP.

Please be in touch with your instructor about software requirements. Contact:

Organizing Committee

International Committee

  • Jarosław Chormański — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Mikołaj Piniewski — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Raghavan Srinivasan — Texas A&M University, USA
  • Jeff Arnold — USDA-ARS, USA
  • Jaclyn Tech — Texas A&M University, USA

Local Committee

  • Paweł Marcinkowski — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Joanna O'Keeffe — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Agnieszka Hejduk — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Michał Wasilewicz — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Marta Kiraga — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Małgorzata Słapińska — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Jacek Jóźwiak — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Robert Zakowicz — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Izabela Szkopek — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Jacek Gładecki — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Marta Księżniak — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Michał Kowalczuk — Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Scientific Committee

Large Scale Applications
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Prasad Daggupati Univeristy of Guelph, Canada
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University, USA
Yiannis Panagopoulos Iowa State University, USA
Mikołaj Piniewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Climate Change Applications
Valentina Krysanova PIK, Germany
Mikołaj Piniewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Xuesong Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Tomasz Berezowski Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Biofuel and Plant Growth
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Javier Osorio Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Yiannis Panagopoulos Iowa State University, USA
Environmental Applications
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Jarosław Chormański Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Yihun Dile Texas A&M University, USA
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
José Miguel Sánchez-Pérez CNRS-ECOLAB, France
Martin Volk Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany
Katarzyna Glińska-Lewczuk Universsity of Waria and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Sushama Pradhan North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, USA
BMPs
Jarosław Chormański Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Prasad Daggupati Univeristy of Guelph, Canada
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
C. Allan Jones Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Antonio Lo Porto IRSA-CNR, Italy
Yiannis Panagopoulos Iowa State University, USA
Mike White USDA-ARS, USA
Katarzyna Izydorczyk European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology, Poland
Hydrology
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
José María Bodoque Del Pozo UCLM, Toledo, Spain
Yihun Dile Texas A&M University, USA
A.K. Gosain Indian Institute of Technology, India
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Antonio Lo Porto IRSA-CNR, Italy
Javier Osorio Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Yiannis Panagopoulos Iowa State University, USA
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
Yiannis Panagopoulos Iowa State University, USA
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Leszek Hejduk Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Sushama Pradhan North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Pesticides, Bacteria, Metals, and Pharmaceuticals
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Claire Baffaut USDA-ARS, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Model Development
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Indrajeet Chaubey Purdue University, USA
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Javier Osorio Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Mike White USDA-ARS, USA
Xuesong Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Database and GIS Application and Development
Pierluigi Cau CRS4, Italy
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University, USA
Javier Osorio Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Ignacy Kardel Warsaw Univeristy of Life Sciences, Poland
Urban Processes and Management
Pedro Chambel Leitão IST-MARETEC, Portugal
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
C. Allan Jones Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Sushama Pradhan North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Landscape Processes and Landscape / River Continuum
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Indrajeet Chaubey Purdue University, USA
Valentina Krysanova PIK, Germany
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Sabine Sauvage CNRS-ECOLAB, France
Martin Volk Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany
InStream Sediment and Pollutant Transport
Pedro Chambel Leitão IST-MARETEC, Portugal
Prasad Daggupati Univeristy of Guelph, Canada
A.K. Gosain Indian Institute of Technology, India
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
José Miguel Sánchez-Pérez CNRS-ECOLAB, France
EPIC/APEX Modeling System
Claire Baffaut USDA-ARS, USA
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Javier Osorio Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
SWAT Review Papers
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
SWAT Remote Sensing Applications
Jarosław Chormański Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Special Session: gSWATCloud
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands

Venue

The conference and workshops will be held at the WULS-SGGW Water Centre, in Warsaw, Poland.
See a campus map with conference and workshop locations marked.

Photo of the Water Center:

water center photo

Accommodations

List of hotel suggestions in Warsaw

Public Transportation

Public transportation in Warsaw is well-developed and convenient. The conference venue (Water Center) is located next to the “Ciszewskiego” bus stop (note that it is an on demand stop so you need to press the button on the bus to indicate you are getting off or if you are waiting on the bus stop you will need to wave at the bus driver). The Gala dinner and the Inaugural session will take place on the side of the campus close to the "SGGW-Rektorat" bus stop. Busses 193, 401, 166 and 148 have bus stops along the SGGW-WULS campus. The conference venue can be reached from the city center by metro (M1 towards Kabaty) and afterwards bus (401 or 193 from metro/bus stop “Metro Służew”) with the approximate journey time of 30 minutes (from Metro Centrum). The other option is to take the metro M1 towards Kabaty and get off at Metro Stokłosy and walk to the venue (approx. 15 min.). The SGGW-WULS campus is located along the 148 bus route which also allows access to the Chopin airport.

More information about public transportation routes and tickets, taxis, and Uber in Warsaw.

Tourism

Wondering what to see in Warsaw?

Be sure to sign up for the conference tour: a ship cruise along the River Vistula (Wisła).

Visa Information

Visitors from some countries will need a visa to enter Poland. Please apply early as processing time may take a few months. Information is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland

Contact

Email swatmodelconference@gmail.com with any questions. Please add this email address to your contacts to ensure you receive our messages.

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Host

  • wuls-sggw-logo

Sponsors

  • EnviroSolutions
  • ESRI Polska
  • GWP Polska
  • SHP

Patronage

The 2017 International SWAT Conference is under the patronage of the Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of the Environment. Information

  • Patronage
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