Conferences SWAT-SEA 2013 - Bogor, Indonesia (SWAT-SEA)

June 16-22, 2013, Bogor, Indonesia - In commemoration of the World Day to Combat Desertification 2013

Venue: ICC (IPB International Convention Center), Botany Square, Jl Raya Padjadjaran, City of Bogor
Hosts: Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

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International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering (IJABE)

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Background

This conference is supported by USAID, SANREM, NCA&TSU, World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC), USDA-ARS, Texas A&M, and many other local and int’l organizations.

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a public domain model jointly developed by USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Texas AgriLife Research, part of The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). 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 on different soil patterns and land use patterns. SWAT is widely used in assessing soil erosion prevention and control practices, non-point source pollution control methods and regional management in watersheds.

WASWAC has since 2011 joined forces with the SWAT Team of Texas in spreading the use of SWAT model to more areas that need such technology, by operating in a form that suits their local conditions. This time WASWAC is coordinating with institutions inside and outside Indonesia to organize the 3rd SWAT Workshop and Conference for South East and East Asia (SWAT SEEA III). We invite all interested persons to attend.

SWAT model has been popular due to the fact that the model is in the public domain and has ability to simulate a watershed of any size, from a few ha to a large continent. Therefore there is a substantial demand from scientific communities to learn about its application in various conditions. The Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and the Bogor Agricultural University – with support from the Texas SWAT team, NCA&TSU and WASWAC – are going to organize the SWAT SEEA III in Jakarta and Bogor, Indonesia, from June 17-22, 2013. The event will start with the opening ceremony of the World Day to Combat Desertification at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, follow with a 2-day conference in Bogor that includes workshops for beginners and advanced participants, and end with a 2-day excursion to nearby areas where SWAT is being used for studying a watershed.

The meeting has been registered as LANDCON 1306 by WASWAC as the organizing will follow the direction indicated in the Guidelines for Successful Meetings (2009).

Tentative Program
June 16 Arrival, all participants transfer to Bogor. Transportation to Bogor:
  • By bus (DAMRI) cost about USD 4 (economy) and USD 7 (executive). The final bus stop in Bogor is in IICC.
  • By taxi (Blue Bird) cost about USD 25.
June 17
  • Morning: Participants attend the Celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification 2013.
  • Afternoon: Visit to the Presidential Palace and Royal Botanical Garden in Bogor.
  • Evening: Workshop Day 1.
June 18-19 3rd SWAT Workshop and Conference for South East and East Asia (SWAT SEEA III) – for presenting all papers concerning SWAT, including the following:
  • Large-scale Applications 
  • Climate Change Applications 
  • Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty 
  • Plant/Forest Growth Applications
  • Environmental Applications 
  • BMPs 
  • Hydrology 
  • Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon 
  • Pesticides, Bacteria, Metals, and Pharmaceuticals 
  • Database and GIS Application and Development 
  • Urban Processes and Management 
  • Landscape Processes and Landscape I River Continuum 
  • InStream Sediment and Pollutant Transport 
  • Biofuel Cropping Systems
  • Agroforestry Systems
  • Rice Paddy Applications
  • Land Use Impacts
  • Other agendas, e.g. SWAT School and SWAT Network concepts
June 17, 18, 19 Approximately 2.5-3.0 hours will be spent for the workshop in each evening. The workshop will deal with basic and advanced SWAT. Each participant is asked to bring a sufficiently modern laptop, in good, working condition. 
June 20 Visit National Monument and Miniature Indonesia etc. in Jakarta
June 21 Visit Safari Park and Gede Pangrango Mountain National Park
June 22 Departure
Registration

With substantial support from the Indonesian Government, the registration fee for the entire event from June 16-22, 2013 (less workshop) has been modestly set. Participants will be provided with all necessary software.

RegistrationRegularStudent
Received by May 31, 2013 US $300 - Conference Only
US $400 - Conference & Workshop
US $150 - Conference Only
US $200 - Conference & Workshop
Late, received after May 31, 2013 US $350 - Conference Only
US $450 - Conference & Workshop
US $200 - Conference Only
US $250 - Conference & Workshop

The registration fee for workshop and conference participants includes the Program & Abstracts book, workshop/conference attendance, DVD or flash drive containing the abstracts, digital proceedings, MapWindows and Open SWAT software, Welcome Reception (June 17 evening), lunches and coffee breaks for June 18-19, 2013, Indonesian night (June 19 evening) and excursion on June 20-21, 2013 (day trip, returning back to the hotel each evening).

Call for Papers

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Program and Abstracts book (hardcopy) to distribute at the conference. We are no longer accepting new abstracts online.

The Proceedings will be digitally published by the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) in a DVD or flash drive along with other information.

Authors are also invited to submit their papers by October 1, 2013 for consideration to be published in a special SWAT issue of the International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering (IJABE); submitted papers will have to pass the normal peer review process in order to be accepted for the special issue.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Bogor will be at a hotel close to the International Convention Center of the Bogor Agricultural University where the 2-day workshop and conference will take place. 

Please see the Indonesian conference website for a list of hotels.

Contact

You may Contact Dr. Syaiful Anwar (syaifula09@gmail.com, Phones: +62-(0)215730151, +62-(0)811900316 as well as other 5 following co-chairs:

Organizing Committee
Scientific Committee
  • Karim Abbaspour (EAWAG, Switzerland)
  • Fahmuddin Agus (Indonesian Soil Research Institute, Bogor, Indonesia)
  • Samira Akhavan (Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran)
  • Nathaniel Alibuyog (Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, the Philippines)
  • Somchai Anusontpornperm (Kasetsart University, Thailand)  
  • Jeff Amold (USDA-ARS, USA)
  • Constancio A. Asis, Jr. (Philippine Rice Research Institute – PHILRICE, the Philippines) 
  • Bui Cach Tuyen (Vietnam Environment Administration, Vietnam)
  • Il Moon Chung (Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Republic of Korea) 
  • Patrick Debels (Environmental Consultant, USA) 
  • Theo Dillaha (Virginia Tech, USA) 
  • Kyle Douglas-Mankin (Kansas State University, USA) 
  • Victor Ella (University of the Philippines Los Baños, the Philippines) 
  • Monireh Faramarzi (IUT, Isfahan, Iran) 
  • Philip Gassman (Iowa State University, USA) 
  • Ashwin K. Gosain (Indian Institute of Technology, India) 
  • Anthony Green (Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) 
  • Ha Van Hanh (Hue University of Sciences, Vietnam) 
  • Fanhua Hao (Beijing Normal University, China) 
  • Ho Dinh Duan (Hue Institute of Natural Resources, Environment & Sustainable Development, Vietnam) 
  • Maria Victoria Ortega-Espaldon (UPLB, Los Baños, the Philippines) 
  • Huang Feng (China Agricultural University, Beijing, China) 
  • Manoj K. Jha (Iowa State University, USA) 
  • Greg Jennings (North Carolina State University, USA) 
  • Attachai Jintrawet (Chiang Mai University, Thailand) 
  • Karika Kunta (Land Development Department, Thailand) 
  • Le Due Trung (Vietnam National Mekong Committee, Vietnam) 
  • Pedro Cham bel Leitao (IST-MARETEC, Portugal) 
  • Li Dingqiang (Guangdong Institute of Eco-Environmental and Soil Sciences, Guangzhou, China) 
  • Li Rui (World Association of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing, China) 
  • Loi Nguyen Kim (Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 
  • Machito Mihara (Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan) 
  • Nguyen Hieu Trung (Can Tho University, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Ngoc Thach (Natural Sciences University, Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Thi Hong (Hanoi University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Ning Duihu (International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation - IRTCES, Beijing, China)
  • Husaini Omar (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Wei Ouyang (Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China)
  • Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, (Central Luzon State University, Muñoz, the Philippines)
  • Kobkiat Pongput (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • Somnimitr Pukngam (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • Manuel Reyes (North Carolina A&T State University, USA)
  • Sayed Hamidreza Sadeghi (Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Iran)
  • Gebhard Schueler (Research Institute for Forest Ecology and Forestry Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
  • Rajendra Shrestha (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
  • Nuanchan Singkran (Pollution Control Department, Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Hiroaki Somura (Shimane University, Japan)
  • Raghavan Srinivasan (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Chinapatana Sukviboon (Land Development Department, Thailand)
  • Wanraya Suthumchai (Land Development Department, Thailand)
  • Jaruporn Tosang (Land Development Department, Thailand)
  • Trinh Truong Giang (Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
  • Nipon Tangtham (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • Truong Phuoc Minh (The University of Da Nang, Vietnam)
  • Khamphachanh Vongsana (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Laos)
  • Vo Quang Minh (Can Tho University, Vietnam)
  • Susan Wang (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Winai Wangpimool (Department of Water Resources, Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Wang Yingkuan (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering & Chinese Society of Agric. Engineering) Beijing, China
  • Brett Watson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Hajah Suria Zanuddin (Department of Agriculture, Brunei Darussalam) 
  • Zhu Ming (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering & Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering), Beijing, China
Cooperating Institutions
  • Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia – Directorate of Watershed Management Planning & Evaluation, Jakarta, Indonesia (Host)
  • Bogor Agricultural University (Institut Pertanian Bogor), Bogor (Host)
  • Indonesian Soil Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Bogor, Indonesia
  • SCBFWM (Strengthening Community based Forest and Watershed Management) Program, Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society of Indonesia, Bogor, Indonesia
  • Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, the Philippines
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, the Philippines
  • Central Luzon State University, Muñoz, the Philippines
  • Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Mekong River Commission, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
  • Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
  • Guangdong Institute of Eco-Environmental and Soil Sciences (GIEESS), Guangzhou, China
  • International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation - IRTCES, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Iran
  • Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
  • Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
  • Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Land Development Department, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&TSU), Greenboro, NC, USA
  • Agricultural Research Service, USDA, USA
  • Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), Texas, USA
  • World Association of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing, China
  • Feed the Future Food Security Innovation Lab: Collaborative Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
  • United States Agency for International Development
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