2015 Purdue SWAT Conference Material

October 14


Karen Plaut, Senior Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Affairs, College of Agriculture, Purdue University Welcome Address
Ted McKinney, Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Soil & Water Quality: Growing Indiana Agriculture
Lee Norfleet, Model Team Leader, USDA-NRCS USDA Conservation Effects Assessment Program
Jeffrey G. Arnold, Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS SWAT+ Benefits of Object Structured Code
Raghavan Srinivasan, Professor, Texas A&M University 25 Years of SWAT Development

Session A1/B1: SWAT+: Introduction to the new SWAT code

Jeff Arnold, Katrin Bieger, Hendrik Rathjens SWAT+: Introduction to the new SWAT code, input/output file structure, test datasets and developers’ interface

Session A2: Climate Change Applications

William Burke Assessing projected climate impacts on streamflow in small coastal basins of the Western United States
Vinod Chilkoti Climate change impact assessment on long term water budget for Maitland catchment in southern Ontario
Furkan Dosdogru Climate and Land Use/Cover Change Impacts on the Ecologically Relevant Flow Metrics in the Cahaba River
Jesus Uresti-Gil Development of a SWAT-based methodology to evaluate, at municipal scale, the vulnerability of the agricultural sector to climate change

Session A3: Hydrology

So Ra Ahn Analysis of Watershed Soundness by Water Balance and Water Quality Variation Using SWAT Model for Han River Basin, South Korea
Juan Carlos Jaimes-Correa Streamflow Generation Responses to Extreme Hydrometeorological and Climate Events in an Intensively Agricultural Watershed
Latif Kalin Daily streamflow prediction in ungauged watersheds with a hybrid model: SWAT-ANN
Manashi Paul Spatial and temporal evaluation of hydrological response to climate and land use change in South Dakota watersheds

Session B1: SWAT+: Introduction to the new SWAT code

Session B2: Biofuel and Plant Growth

Srinivasulu Ale Assessing the influence of climate variability on land use change from cotton to perennial bioenergy grasses: implications on watershed hydrology and water quality
Jingyu Song Water Quality and Cost Considerations in the Supply of Feedstocks for Cellulosic Biofuels
Gangsheng Wang Forecasting changes in water quality in the Tennessee River Basin with growing biofuels

Session B3: Large Scale Applications

Philip Gassman The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Ecohydrological Model Circa 2015: Global Application Trends, Insights and Issues
Santhi Chinnasamy Modeling Sediment and Nutrient Loads Input to the Texas Gulf and Effects of Conservation Practices on Water Quality
Zhonglong Zhang Assessing spatial and temporal distribution of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorous loading in the Missouri River basin
Xiaoyan Zheng An analysis on the effect of settlements distribution changes to the NPS in the Xiaojiang River Basin after the construction of the Three Gorges Reservoir using SWAT

Session C1: Hydrology

Jane Frankenberger Simulation of Tile Drainage in Two Midwestern Watersheds Using SWAT2012
Nina Omani Hydrological Modeling of Highly Glacierized River Basins
Afshin Shabani Modeling Water Quantity and Nutrients in Devils Lake Watershed Using SWAT
Karthik Kumarasamy Implications of limited data on sediment yield predictions in a tile drain dominated landscape

Session C2: Database and GIS Application and Development

Dennis Flanagan WEPP Model Background, Status, and Current Projects
Narendra Kumar Tiwary Web-Based Expected Inundation Mapping Using Swat and HEC-RAS Models
Getnet Betrie A Tool to Preprocess the National Soil Database of Canada for SWAT2012
Mike White Development of Climate and Management Data to Support SWAT Modeling Efforts in the US

Session C3: Model Development

Claire Baffaut Scheduling field operations as a function of temperature, soil moisture, and available resources
Adam Freihoefer Defining and Integrating Spatiotemporal Agricultural Land Management into the Soil and Water Assessment Tool
Colleen Moloney Using a Single HRU SWAT Model to Examine and Improve Representation of Field-Scale Processes
Soni Pradhanang Hillslope hydrology modifications for better representation of variable source areas: SWAT-Hillslope

October 15

Session D1: Western Lake Erie Basin

Margaret Kalcic Shaping Lake Erie Agriculture Nutrient Management through a Multi-Model Approach
Margaret Kalcic Bringing SWAT to stakeholders to explore conservation scenario development in the Western Lake Erie Basin
Rebecca Muenich Visualizing alternative pathways for reducing phosphorus loads into Lake Erie

Session D2: BMPs

Miae Ha Investigating impacts of BMPs and land use on water quality for sustainable bioenergy production
M.G. Mostofa Amin Best management practices for reducing nutrient loads in a sub-watershed of Chesapeake Bay
Timothy Erickson Using GIS Technology to Inform Watershed Modeling and Conservation Practice Implementation at the Local Level

Session D3: Environmental Applications

Latif Kalin Challenges defining functional evaluation of an ungauged headwater wetland in coastal AL
Conor Keitzer Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool to provide critical spatial information about the magnitude of water quality stressors and their effect on stream biodiversity
Yonggui Wang Development of a Distributed TMDL Allocation in Liangzi Lake Basin Using SWAT Model and Water Quality Model

Session E1: Western Lake Erie Basin

Haw Yen Large-scale, NHDPlus Resolution Watershed Modeling in the Western Lake Erie Basin Using SWAT
Noel Aloysius Analyzing the Variability of Water, Sediment and Nutrient Fluxes within an Agricultural Watershed to Identify Nutrient “Hotspots”
Chelsie Boles Use of a calibrated SWAT model to support best management practice (BMP) evaluations in the Maumee River watershed

Session E2: Climate Change Applications

Darren Ficklin The implications of SWAT parameter equifinality on climate change projections
Sushant Mehan Projecting climate change impacts on surface hydrology of a small agriculture-dominated watershed
Raghavan Srinivasan Modeling the potential impacts of climate change on streamflow in a headwater basin of the Grande River Basin, Southeastern Brazil

Session E3: Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty

Cibin Raj Impacts of model parametric uncertainty on landuse planning decision making
Linh Hoang Reducing equifinality in semi-distributed models by using spatial wetness information and reducing complexity in the SWAT-Hillslope model
Surojit Sarkar Sediment Yield Simulation and Uncertainty Analysis by Using Soil and Water Assessment Tool for Chotki-Berghi Watershed
Ryan Bailey Modeling Irrigation Systems in Semi-Arid Regions: Current Status and Emerging Needs for SWAT

Session F1: Bioenergy Cropping System Applications for the U.S. Corn Belt Region

Cibin Raj Simulating establishment period of perennial bioenergy grasses in the SWAT model
Indrajeet Chaubey How do climate change and bioenergy crop production affect watershed sustainability
Philip Gassman Assessment of Bioenergy Cropping Scenarios for the Boone River Watershed in North Central Iowa, United States
Yiannis Panagopoulos Assessment of Large-Scale Bioenergy Cropping Scenarios for the Upper Mississippi and Ohio-Tennessee River Basins

Session F2: Hydrology

Padma Kant Sharan Enhancing Prediction Accuracy in the Bagmati River Flood Forecasting Model on MIKE11 Platform in India
Narendra Kumar Tiwary Using SWAT Module in the Design of Submerged Weir on Narrow Rivers Having High Flood Discharge
Gashaw Gismu Chakilu Evaluating the effect of climate change and land use/cover change on catchment hydrology of Gumara watershed, Upper Blue Nile basin of Ethiopia
Andrew Sommerlot A Web Based Interface for Distributed Short-Term Pollution Potential Forecast: Coupling SWAT with the Global Forecast System Model
Gebiaw Teshome Ayele Stream flow Responses to distributed inputs of soil and land use under a changing climate: SWAT model reconceptualization.

Session F3: Model Development

Haw Yen C-SWAT: An Easy Way to Save SWAT Computational Time by Consolidating Input Files
Moges Berbero SWAT-GHG: a Mechanistic Greenhouse Gas Sub-model for SWAT
Zachary Easton TopoSWAT: An ArcPy Toolbox to Improve the Spatial Representation of Soil Properties and Hydrology Using Topographically Derived Initialization Processes
Daniel Fuka TauRkSWAT: An Operating System Independent SWAT Model Watershed Initialization Interface

Session G1: Poster

Talal Alharbi Modeling the partitioning of precipitation over the Wadi Al Lith watershed, Saudi Arabia
James Almendinger Twentieth century agricultural drainage creates more erosive rivers
Rohith Gali Modeling Corn Crop Yields in High Water Table Conditions using SWAT Model
Nayereh Ghazanfarpour Evaluation of Water Quality and Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Black Creek Watershed Using the SWAT Model
Jiyeong Hong Evaluating Water Quality Impact of Grassland Establishment
Sun Sook Jang SWAT Evaluation for Best Management Practices in Highland Agricultural Catchment of South Korea
Manoj Jha Modeling fate and transport of nutrients from onsite wastewater treatment system
Chung Gil Jung Estimation of Regional Calibration of Hargreaves Equation for Actual Evapotranspiration using SWAT Simulated Results in the Mixed Forest Watershed
Andreas Klik Simulation of surface runoff and soil erosion in small watersheds in Northern Ethiopia - application and verification of the SWAT model
Ji Wan Lee Assessment of Forest Type and Future Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow in Small Catchment
Yong Gwan Lee Comparison of Spatial Evapotranspiration between SEBAL and SWAT by Calibrating with the Eddy Flux measured ET
Ping Li Impact of Drought on freshwater provisioning ecosystem services in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Zhu Liu Large scale flood inundation modeling by using SWAT and LISFLOOD-FP
Esther Mosase Quantification of blue, green and grey water in the Limpopo River Basin in Southern Africa using Earth Observation data and SWAT model
Rebecca Muenich To bias correct or not to bias correct? Is that really the question?
Femeena Pandara Valappil Developing an in-stream water quality model for improved simulation of nutrient dynamics in SWAT
Garett Pignotti Evaluation of SWAT Soil Water Content Model Output and Sensitivity
Junyu Qi Adopting an Energy Balance Snowmelt Model in Soil and Water Assessment Tool model (SWAT) for Application in Atlantic Canada
Junyu Qi Modifying the Soil Temperature Module in SWAT for Application in Atlantic Canada: Module Development, Validation and Impacts on Watershed Modelling
Cibin Raj Bioenergy grass production on marginal lands and hydrologic and water quality impacts in the Upper Mississippi River Basin (UMRB)
Nikhil Sangwan SWAT model for policy analysis in drought hit California
Herbert Ssegane Designing Multifunctional Landscapes for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock in a Tile-Drained Agricultural Watershed
Ruoyu Wang Improve simulation of annual crop sensitivity to climate variability in the Eastern Corn Belt

October 16

Session H1: Climate Change Applications

Sagar Gautam Climate model biases and statistical downscaling for application in hydrologic model
Quang Phung Evaluation of climate and land use changes on hydrologic processes in the Salt River Basin, Missouri, United States.
Yu-Chen Wang Quantifying Flood Risk and Sensitivity to Climate Change in the Huron River Watershed Using SWAT

Session H2: Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon

M.G. Mostofa Amin Closing the prediction gap between agricultural nutrient losses and riparian zone ecology
Xiaolu Wei Estimating Nitrate Transport in Surface-Subsurface Hydrologic Systems by the linked SWAT-MODFLOW-RT3D Model
Zachary Easton Improved simulation of edaphic and manure phosphorus loss in SWAT and TopoSWAT

Session H3: BMPs

Andi Hodaj Evaluation of the two-stage ditch as a best management practice
Alexis Heim Assessing the Impact of Alternative Management Strategies in a Dairy-dominated Agricultural Watershed Vulnerable to High Sediment and P Runoff
Denise Taffarello SWAT model for post-Water PES scenarios in the headwaters of Cantareira Water Supply System, Brazil
Nahal Hoghooghi Multisite Sensitivity Analysis and Calibration of a SWAT Model on a Selected Urban Watershed in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia

Session I1: EPIC/APEX Modeling System

Anomaa Senaviratne Is site-specific APEX calibration necessary for field scale BMP assessment?
Verel Benson Future EPIC to SWAT Linkages

Session I2: Landscape Processes and Landscape / River Continuum

Jim Almendinger Soft-Data Considerations in Modeling Watershed-Scale Phosphorus Loads in the St. Croix Basin, Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA
Tame Veith The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index and TopoSWAT: Method for comparison of input and output terminology and parameters
Ramesh Rudra Assessing SWAT Model Capability in predicting the Areas Contributing Flow in an Agricultural Watershed
Paul McGinley Using SWAT to Understand Stream Phosphorus Concentrations and the Importance of External Inputs and Internal Reactions

Session I3: Large Scale Applications

Santhi Chinnasamy Modeling Sediment and Nutrient Loads Input to the Chesapeake Bay and Effects of Conservation Practices on Water Quality
Nina Omani Assessing sensitivity of UMRB agriculture and water resources to past and current drought
Shiv Prasher Impact of Tile Drainage on Sediment Losses in an Agricultural Watershed using SWATDRAIN

Session J1: Hydrology

Tian Guo Comparison of the tile drainage routine performance in SWAT 2009 and 2012 in the Little Vermillion River Watershed
Mohammad Adnan Rajib Multi-objective calibration approach for SWAT by using spatially distributed remotely sensed/in-situ soil moisture data
Raghavan Srinivasan Hydrologic Similarity Analysis by Unsupervised Classification of watershed’s Soft Data Received from the SWAT Model.
Jesus Uresti-Gil Development of a SWAT-based information system to identify areas for sustainable intensive agricultural production in the peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico.

Session J2: Large Scale Applications

Murli Dhar Singh Recent Technological Advancement and Sustainable Solutions for Flood Issues in North Bihar
Liuying Du Characterization of climate and land use change impacts on blue and green water dynamics over the Ohio River basin
Yingyuan Shi Impact of non-point source pollution on water quality of Pengxi River using SWAT model after 175-meter water project operation of the Three Gorges Dam
Jing Wan Research on watershed for non-point source pollution in the Three Gorges Reservoir based on SWAT

Session J3: Database and GIS Application and Development

Jeffrey G. Arnold A Geospatial Modeling Interface (GMI) for SWAT Model Deployment and Evaluation
Theresa Nelson Prioritizing Water Quality Improvement Efforts on Agricultural Lands Using Readily Available GIS Data
Aleksey Sheshukov Impacts of Input Datasets on SWAT Model Performance and Watershed Hydrology
Gurdeep Singh LUU_Checker: A Tool for Dynamically Incorporating New Land Uses in SWAT

Session K1: Climate Change Applications

Jungang Gao Uncertainty Estimation of Hydrological Impacts of Bias-Corrected CMIP5 Climate Change Projections
Yuri Kim Hydrological change projection in the North Carolina Piedmont watershed by SWAT and bias corrected NARCCAP
Glenn O'Neil Mapping Ground Water Recharge Rates in Southwest Michigan under Multiple Future Climate Simulations
Carlington Wallace Quantifying the Effects of Climate Change on Runoff, Sediment and Chemical Losses for Different Watershed Sizes

Session K2: Model Development

Younggu Her Urban hydrology simulation using the new modular SWAT code
Garett Pignotti Comparative Analysis of Spatial Resolution Effects on Standard and Grid-based SWAT Models
Cibin Raj Improved physical representation of vegetative filter strip in SWAT
Zhonglong Zhang Coupling aquatic nutrient simulation module (NSMI) and SWAT model

Session K3: Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty

Fariborz Daneshvar Comparison of multiple point and single point calibration performance for the Saginaw River Watershed
Kim Falinski Evaluating weather observations and the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis as inputs for hydrologic modeling in the Hawaiian Islands