Education (SWAT Workshops)

Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory and Blackland Research Center cosponsor workshops periodically. 

The SWAT development team also collaborates with other agencies/firms to set up workshops outside of Texas. The focus and length of these workshops will vary depending on the goals of the agencies involved. Registration for workshops outside of Texas are handled by the collaborating agency.

Workshop Dates

May 19-23, 2014
Central Eastern European SWAT Workshop
Warsaw, Poland
Beginner and advanced workshops
Register by April 30!
Jul 28-Aug 1, 2014
Sep 1-5, 2014
SWAT Workshops, College Station, TX
SWAT for Beginners
SWAT for Advanced Users
Sep 22-26, 2014
SWAT International Summer School
Pula (CA), Sardinia - Italy
Beginner and advanced workshops
Abstracts submission deadline Sep. 1
Registration deadline Sep. 12

Online Learning

Watch instructional videos to learn how to use the Soil and Water Assessment Tool. These videos were created by Purdue University, in collaboration with Texas A&M, with funding from EPA.

Workshop Information

Beginner Workshops Information

Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory and Blackland Research Center cosponsor two-day workshops periodically. These workshops are designed to introduce new users to the model, review necessary and optional inputs, and familiarize the user with the ArcGIS interfaces.

It is assumed that attendees have a working knowledge of ArcGIS. The two-day workshop will not review basic concepts on ArcGIS usage prior to covering the SWAT/ArcGIS interface. Workshop fees are $500 (US dollars) per person. Graduate students pay a reduced fee of $300. Payment is required at the time of registration. Cancellation Policy for all training is a minimum fee of $50 and $100 if canceled two weeks prior to course.

Beginner workshop daily schedule »

Advanced Workshops Information

This course will cover sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and uncertainty analysis using the 2012 version of SWAT with an ArcGIS interface. In addition, day three of the course will be devoted to discussion of participant's individual model issues (e.g. model setup, scenarios, calibration, and validation). Cost for the two-day training is $500 per person / $300 for students. Cancellation Policy for all training is a minimum fee of $50 and $100 if canceled two weeks prior to course.

Advanced Workshop using BASINS-SWAT are based on individual projects using datasets including calibration and validation.

Advanced workshop daily schedule »

Advanced Data Processing for ArcSWAT Information

The one-day Advanced Data Processing for ArcSWAT will provide users with the tools on extracting and formatting publicly available datasets for ArcSWAT (SSURGO, NEXRAD, crop data layers and point rainfall). The workshop fee is $200. Cancellation Policy for all training is a minimum fee of $50 and $100 if canceled two weeks prior to course.

Please click on a workshop in the schedule to the left to see daily starting and ending times. Detailed information about the location of the workshop will be sent to attendees 4-8 weeks prior to the date of the workshop.