Join us at the 2019 SWAT Conference & Workshops

July 15-19 at BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Photo adapted from Oleg Brovko, license CC BY-SA 2.0

The University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU) is organizing the 2019 SWAT International Conference on 15-19 July, 2019 in collaboration with the USDA-ARS and Texas AgriLife Research. The conference has become the most important scientific gathering for international experts and institutions in the field of river basin management.

The SWAT conference will begin on July 17 at 8:30 and end on July 19 at 16:00. 

All workshops will start on July 15 at 9:00 and will end on July 16 at 14:00, with time available afterwards to work on your projects, or if you wish to discuss any issues with the instructor. See below for workshop content and instructor contact information.

Abstract submission deadline May 15, 2019
Early registration deadline May 15, 2019
Workshops July 15-16, 2019
Conference July 17-19, 2019

Registration

The conference registration fee includes conference materials, welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner gala and the tour. The dinner gala and tour are included in the registration fee, but there is an additional fee (TBD) 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.

Registration Regular Student
Conference by May 15 250 EUR 200 EUR
Conference after May 15 300 EUR 250 EUR
Workshop 200 EUR 150 EUR

Note: The early discount only applies to fees paid by May 15. Cash onsite registrations are not eligible.

Call for papers

Abstract submission is closed.

Full papers may be submitted to a special issue journal after the conference.

Presenters:

  • Oral presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes.
  • Posters should be on size A1 paper, preferably with portrait orientation.
  • Your session time will be emailed to you at a later date.

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+

Workshops

Workshops will be offered in parallel. Participants must bring their own laptops with software loaded. Please also be sure to bring your own international plug adapter (to fit Austria/Germany sockets) for your laptops if needed.

SWAT+

This is course designed to introduce users to the SWAT+ model, review necessary and optional inputs, and familiarize the user with the QSWAT+ and SWAT+ editor 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.

Contact: Dr. Srinivasan, r-srinivasan@tamu.edu

Advanced SWAT (SWAT-CUP)

This course will cover sensitivity analysis, model calibration with SWAT-CUP, and uncertainty analysis using the 2012 version of SWAT inputs developed using QSWAT or ArcSWAT. SWAT-CUP is a computer program for calibration of SWAT models. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with projects for debugging. Advanced workshop topics.

Contact: Dr. Abbaspour, k_abbaspour@yahoo.com

SWAT+ R

This workshop is designed for SWAT users who want to integrate their SWAT+ and SWAT2012 projects in a modeling work flow in R. The course will introduce the new "SWATplusR" R package and will cover parameter sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and visualization of simulation results in R.

Contact: Mr. Schürz, christoph.schuerz@boku.ac.at

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.

Contact: Dr. Bailey: rtbailey@colostate.edu

WET (Water Ecosystem Tool)

The WET workshop has been cancelled.

APEX (Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender)

The APEX workshop has been cancelled.

Local Organizing Committee

Local organizing committee members are with University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Klik
  • Dr. Bano Mehdi
  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Schulz
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Stumpp
  • Mr. Dietmar Fellner
  • Ms. Patricia Romanofsky
  • Ms. Doris Steinbauer
  • Ms. Nives Balenovic
  • Mr. Gunther Liebhard
  • Ms. Lisbeth Lolk Johannsen
  • Ms. Elizabeth Odusanya
  • Mr. Christoph Schürz
  • Ms. Cong Wang

International Organizing Committee

  • Raghavan Srinivasan, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Jeff Arnold, USDA-ARS, USA
  • Jaclyn Tech, Texas A&M University, USA

Scientific Committee

Large Scale Applications
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Prasad Daggupati Univeristy of Guelph, Canada
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University, USA
Mikołaj Piniewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Climate Change Applications
Mikołaj Piniewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Xuesong Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Bano Mehdi University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Ann van Griensven Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Karsten Schulz University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
Biofuel and Plant Growth
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Environmental Applications
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
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
BMPs
Prasad Daggupati Univeristy of Guelph, Canada
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Antonio Lo Porto IRSA-CNR, Italy
Mike White USDA-ARS, USA
Bano Mehdi University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
Hydrology
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
José María Bodoque Del Pozo UCLM, Toledo, Spain
Yihun Dile Texas A&M University, USA
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Antonio Lo Porto IRSA-CNR, Italy
Christine Stumpp University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Ann van Griensven Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Stefan Julich Technical University - Dresden, Germany
Andreas Klik University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria
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
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Ann van Griensven Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Mike White USDA-ARS, USA
Xuesong Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Database and GIS Application and Development
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ann van Griensven Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Urban Processes and Management
Pedro Chambel Leitão IST-MARETEC, Portugal
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Landscape Processes and Landscape / River Continuum
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, 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
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
José Miguel Sánchez-Pérez CNRS-ECOLAB, France

Travel

The conference and workshops will be held at University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU).

Hotels

ibis Styles Wien
Döblinger Hauptstrasse 2
1190 Wien
Single €76 / Double €88 Website Map
Hotel Parkvilla
Hasenauerstr. 12
1190 Wien
Single €88 / Double €98 Website Map
Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph
Sieveringer Straße 4
1190 Wien
Prices vary Website Map
Harry's Home Hotel Wien
Handelskai 94-96
1200 Wien
Single €100 / Double €118 Website Map
Hotel Geblergasse
Geblergasse 21
1170 Wien
Prices vary Website Map

Please note: the previously listed booking code is now expired.

Contact

For help with abstracts, invitations letters, or registration, contact the international organizers at swatmodelconference@gmail.com.

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Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors, the City of Vienna and Filmspektakel.