Join us June 2020 in Murcia, Spain

An International SWAT Conference will be held 15-19 June, 2020 at the Universidad Católica de Murcia.

The Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM) is organizing an International Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Conference on 15-19 June, 2020 in collaboration with the USDA-ARS and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The conference has become the most important scientific gathering for international experts and institutions in the field of river basin management.

Abstract submission deadline April 15, 2020
Early registration deadline April 15, 2020
Workshops June 15-16, 2020
Conference June 17-19, 2020

Registration

Online registration opening soon.

The conference registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and the dinner gala. The dinner gala is included in the registration fee, but will cost an additional 58 EUR ($65 USD) per guest of the participant. See the dinner gala menu.

The workshop registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks. All workshops will be held concurrently and a limited number of seats are available.

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

Registration Regular Student
Conference by April 15 250 EUR ($300 USD) 200 EUR ($250 USD)
Conference after April 15 300 EUR ($350 USD) 250 EUR ($300 USD)
Workshop 200 EUR ($250 USD) 150 EUR ($200 USD)

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

Call for Papers

Abstract submission opening soon.

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

  • 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 and are subject to cancellation if enough people do not sign up.

Participants must bring their own laptops with software loaded. Please also be sure to bring your own international plug adapter (to fit Spain 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.

Both an English and Spanish SWAT+ course will be offered.

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.

WET (Water Ecosystem Tool)

WET is an open source QGIS plugin aiming to provide an easy-to-use tool for user adaptation and application of state-of-the-art aquatic ecosystem models, and model-based experimentation for research and management. A minimum of 10 participants will need to sign up for this workshop to make.

Contact: Dr. Trolle, trolle@bios.au.dk

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

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

Local Organizing Committee

  • Javier Senent Aparicio, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • Julio Pérez Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • Eugenio Molina Navarro, University of Alcalá (UAH)
  • Adrián López Ballesteros, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • Patricia Jimeno Sáez, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • José Javier Padilla Abellán, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • Sitian Liu, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • Francisco Javier Alcalá García, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME)

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
Julio Pérez Sánchez UCAM, Spain
Mikołaj Piniewski Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Xuesong Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Biofuel and Plant Growth
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Yiannis Panagopoulos 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
Eugenio Molina Navarro UAH, Spain
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
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
Javier Senent Aparicio UCAM, Spain
Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
Ann van Griensven UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
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 UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
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 UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
Urban Processes and Management
Pedro Chambel Leitão IST-MARETEC, Portugal
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
C. Allan Jones Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Landscape Processes and Landscape / River Continuum
Katrin Bieger Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, 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 the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).

Accommodation

Murcia is a large city with an ample range of hotels, hostels and other types of tourist accommodations. It is also a popular tourist destination and for that reason we recommend that accommodation reservations be made early to avoid last minute surprises. 

The local organizing committee requests that all participants arrange their own accommodation. We have selected a range of hotels for participants to choose from and has negotiated guaranteed, preferential rates. The accommodations we indicate below have blocked off rooms for the days of the conference, but bear in mind that they are limited. The hotels have a limited number of rooms reserved for the conference and/or a deadline for reservation with the special conference rate (April 15). Block reservations with guaranteed availability for a certain number of rooms and rates were made at the hotels listed below:

  • Hotel Cetina
    Please book by clicking here to receive the special rate below
    Double Room for individual use: 49 €/night
    Double Room: 58 €/night
    Triple Room: 69 €/night
  • Hotel Rincón de Pepe
    Please book by emailing ucam@viajeseci.es to receive the special rate below
    Double Room for individual use: 71 €/night
    Double Room: 81 €/night

Rates quotes are per room, per night, including breakfast and all taxes.

Please note that the hotels listed are also those from which transportation will be provided to and from the conference venue. In order to get a reservation at the hotel of your preference, please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Visas

Participants are required to make their own arrangements for visas, if necessary. This page provides information that may be of assistance. Visa application process can take several weeks, so we encourage attendees to apply for visas as early as possible. Please, check the official website for information about procedures to follow and legislation in place concerning visa formalities for Spain.

Please, contact Embassy of Spain in the country of your origin to ask about required documents for a visa application (list of documents, type of Invitation letter, period of visa issuing etc.).

Registered participants who are presenting a paper or poster may request an official invitation letter to support your visa application, funding request, etc. from swatmodelconference@gmail.com.

Contact

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

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Sponsors

This conference (21153/OC/19) is funded by the Department of Employment, Universities, Enterprise and Environment of the Region of Murcia, through the Seneca Foundation-Science and Technology Agency under the Regional Program of Mobility, Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange "Jimenez de la Espada" (fseneca.es).

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The conference is hosted by the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).