Join us September 2020 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

An International SWAT Conference will be held 26-30 September, 2020 at the Bahir Dar Institute of Technology.

We are pleased to invite the international SWAT community to the SWAT 2020 International Conference held in the beautiful city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, located at the shore of Lake Tana, where the Blue Nile River begins. The conference is organized by Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT)-Bahir Dar University (BDU), Bureau of Water, Irrigation and Energy (BoWIE) Amhara National Regional State, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and Texas A&M University(TAMU). Download the conference flyer.

Abstract submission deadline June 20
Early registration deadline June 20
Workshops Sept. 26-27
Conference Sept. 28-30


Online registration coming soon.

The conference registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and the dinner gala. The workshop registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks. 

Cancellation policy: All international credit card transactions are subject to a $50 USD processing fee.

Conference fee
African* participant 75 Euro
Non-African student $150 USD
Non-African participant $200 USD

SWAT+ Workshop fee
African* participant 50 Euro
Non-African student $100 USD
Non-African participant $150 USD

*based on affiliation

Call for Papers

The following SWAT special issue journals are accepting submissions. You do not need to have presented at a SWAT conference in order to submit a paper.

Conference topics

  • Climate Change Applications
  • Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
  • Hydrology
  • Model Development
  • Agriculture & Plant Growth & BMP
  • Sediments, Nutrients, Carbon, and Water Quality
  • Database, GIS, and Remote Sensing

SWAT+ Workshop

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.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Mamaru A. Moges (BoWIE)
  • Dr. Seifu A. Tilahun (BDU)
  • Professor Tammo S. Steenhuis (CU, USA)
  • Dr. Temesgen Enku (BDU)
  • Dr. Dagnenet Fenta (BoWIE)
  • Dr. Fasikaw Atanaw (BDU)
  • Dr. Tewodros Tafesse (BDU)
  • Dr. Abebech Abera (BDU)

International Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Ann van Griensven (VUB/IHE-Delft)
  • Prof. Raghavan Srinivasan (Texas A&M University)
  • Dr. Jeff Arnold (USDA-ARS, USA)
  • Dr. Zainab Zomlot (VUB)
  • Dr. Yihun Dile (Texas A&M University)
  • Dr. Tadesse Alemayehu (Texas A&M University)
  • Jaclyn Tech (Texas A&M University)

Scientific Committee

Climate Change Applications
Stefan Liersch PIK, Germany
Philip Nyenje Makerere university, Uganda
Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
James Celray Chawanda VUBrussel, Belgium
Seifu A. Tilahun Bahir Dar Univ, Ethiopia
Paul Kaweesa Kyambogo university, Uganda
Mamaru A. Moges Bahir Dar Univ, Ethiopia
Kristine Walraevens UGent, Belgium
Model Development
Elga Salvadore IHE-Delft/VUB, Netherlands
Tammo S. Steenhuis Cornell U, USA
Ann van Griensven VUB/IHE, Netherlands
Agriculture & Plant Growth & BMP
Tadesse Alemayehu Texas A&M, USA
Abebe Demissie Chukalla IHE-Delft, Netherlands
Winfred Mbungu Soikone University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Sediments, Nutrients, Carbon, and Water Quality
Rumika Bloodless Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Subira Munichi UDSM, TZ
Shimelis Setegn Florida Int. Univ., USA
Database, GIS, and Remote Sensing
Yihun Dile Texas A&M University, USA
Assefa M. Melesse Florida Int. Univ., USA
Seleshi Yalew TUDelft, Netherlands


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