Conferences 2018 - Chennai, India

2018 SWAT Conference in Chennai, India

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

What

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a river basin-scale model to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land management practices, Climate change on the water resources. SWAT is widely used in assessing soil erosion prevention and control, non-point source pollution control and regional management in watersheds.

IIT madras in Collaboration with the USDA-ARS and Texas AgriLife Research, is organizing the 2018 SWAT International Workshop and Conference on January 8 - 12, 2018 . The conference has become the most important gathering for international experts and institutions in the field of river basin management.

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When

Abstract Submission Deadline November 10
Notification of Acceptance November 15
Early Registration Deadline November 17
SWAT Workshops January 8-9
SWAT Conference January 10-12
Post-conference Tour
(announcement coming soon!)
TBD

Where

The conference and workshops will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India. Get travel and visa information.

Registration

Early bird registration fee (through November 17, 2017):

CategoryConferenceWorkshop
  Regular Student Regular Student
International $300 USD $200 USD $300 USD $200 USD
Indians* 11,800 INR 5,900 INR 11,800 INR 5,900 INR
ODA Recipient Countries $200 USD $150 USD $200 USD $150 USD

Registration fee after November 17, 2017:

CategoryConferenceWorkshop
  Regular Student Regular Student
International $350 USD $250 USD $350 USD $250 USD
Indians* 14,750 INR 8,850 INR 14,750 INR 8,850 INR
ODA Recipient Countries $250 USD $200 USD $250 USD $200 USD

*The INR total for Indian participants and cash on-site includes the 18% General Service Tax (GST).

The conference registration fee includes conference materials, welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunch and the dinner gala. The dinner gala is included in the registration fee, but will cost an additional $50 USD (3,540 INR) per guest of the participant.

The workshop registration fee includes workshop materials, lunch and coffee breaks. All workshops will be held concurrently and a limited number of seats are available.

Cancellation Policy:

Workshop: there will be no refunds for cancellations of workshop registration.

Conference: cancel by November 30, 2017 - receive 70% of registration fee. Cancel after November 30, 2017 - receive 25% of registration fee. No refunds for cancellations after December 15, 2017.

Call for papers

Presenters must register for the conference in order to be scheduled in the agenda or receive an invitation letter.

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
  • SWAT Development and Application in India
  • River Basin Management in India
  • Hydrological Modeling & Remote Sensing Applications
  • Irrigation Water Management with SWAT

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.

SWAT-MODFLOW 

This workshop will cover the basics of using MODFLOW to simulate groundwater flow in SWAT simulations. The SWAT-MODFLOW coupled model will be introduced and its use will be demonstrated using example datasets. Linking RT3D with SWAT-MODFLOW for simulating nutrient fate and transport in groundwater also will be presented.

Workshop Participant Information

Computers and software will be provided, but for advanced participants we encourage you to bring your own laptops with projects for discussion.

Introductory workshop topics.
Advanced workshop topics.

Organizing Committee

  • Balaji Narasimhan, IIT Madras
  • K.P.Sudheer, IIT Madras
  • R. Srinivasan, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Jeff Arnold, USDA-ARS, USA
  • Jaclyn Tech, Texas A&M University, USA
  • K. Srinivasan, IIT Madras
  • B.S.Murty, IIT Madras
  • Ligy Philip, IIT Madras
  • Indumathi Nambi, IIT Madras
  • Shiva Nagendra, IIT Madras
  • Sachin Gunthe, IIT Madras
  • Soumendra Nath Kuiry, IIT Madras
  • Venu Chandra, IIT Madras
  • Mathava Kumar, IIT Madras
  • B.V. Mudgal, Anna University, India
  • N.K. Ambujam, Anna University, India

Scientific Committee

Large Scale Applications
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Prasad Daggupati Univeristy of Guelph, Canada
A.K. Gosain Indian Institute of Technology, India
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
Rakesh Khosa Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India
S.K. Jain National Water Development Authority, India
Soumendra Nath Kuiry Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
V.V. Rao National Remote Sensing Center, India
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
K.P. Sudheer Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
K. Srinivasa Raju BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad, India
N.H. Ravindranath Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Sachin Gunthe Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
V. Geethalakshmi Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
Vimal Mishra Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar, India
Paul Wagner Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
K.P. Sudheer Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
K. Srinivasa Raju BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad, India
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
N.H. Ravindranath Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
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
Sushama Pradhan North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Ligy Philip Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
T. Sashidhar Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, India
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
Sumit Sen Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India
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
K. Srinivasan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
K.V. Jayakumar National Institute of Technology, Warrangal, India
Sumit Sen Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India
T.I. Eldho Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India
Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Yiannis Panagopoulos Iowa State University, USA
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Sushama Pradhan North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Indumathi Nambi Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Sumit Sen Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India
Venu Chandra Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Pesticides, Bacteria, Metals, and Pharmaceuticals
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Claire Baffaut USDA-ARS, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ligy Philip Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
S. Mathava Kumar Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
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
Pushpa Tuppad JSS Science and Technology University, India
Database and GIS Application and Development
Pierluigi Cau CRS4, Italy
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Javier Osorio Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Mikołaj Piniewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
D. Nagesh Kumar Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
K. Venkata Reddy National Institute of Technology, Warrangal, India
N. Sajikumar Govt. Engineering College, Trissur, India
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
B.S. Murty Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Kapil Gupta Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India
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
B.V. Mudgal Anna University, India
Subashisa Dutta Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati, India
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
B.S. Murty Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Dhrubajyoti Sen Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India
River Basin Management in India
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
B.S. Murty Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
B.V. Mudgal Anna University, India
Dhrubajyoti Sen Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India
K.P. Sudheer Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
K. Venkata Reddy National Institute of Technology, Warrangal, India
K.V. Jayakumar National Institute of Technology, Warrangal, India
Kapil Dev Sharma Former Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, India
N.K. Ambujam Anna University, India
P. Rajendra Prasad Andhra University, India
Santosh G. Thampi National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India
SWAT Development and Application in India
A.K. Gosain Indian Institute of Technology, India
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
N.S. Raghuvanshi Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India
Pushpa Tuppad JSS Science and Technology University, India
Sandhya Rao INRM Consultants, India
V.V. Srinivas Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Paul Wagner Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Hydrologic Modelling & Remote Sensing Applications
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
D. Nagesh Kumar Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
M. Sekhar Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
N.S. Raghuvanshi Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India
Subashisa Dutta Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati, India
V.V. Rao National Remote Sensing Center, India
Paul Wagner Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Irrigation Water Management with SWAT
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Tasuku Kato Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Atsushi Sakaguchi National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan

Travel

The conference and workshops will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai.

Visa Requirements

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. Visit the Indian Visa Online Portal for more information. 

Hotel and transportation information coming soon.

Contact

Contact the local organizers at swat2018iitm@gmail.com, and the international organizers at swatmodelconference@gmail.com with any questions. Please add these email addresses to your contacts to ensure you receive our messages.

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Sponsors

The conference is hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in collaboration with the USDA-ARS and Texas AgriLife Research.

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