Join us July 2022 in Prague

An International SWAT Conference & Workshops will be held 11-15, July 2022 at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences. Remote and in-person participation options available.

The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences is organizing an International Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Conference on 11-15 July, 2022 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.

Workshops 11-12 July
In-Person Conference 13-14 July
Remote Conference 15 July

Registration

The conference registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner gala for the participant. You may bring a guest to the dinner gala for an extra 60 EUR.

To receive an invoice, please email Jan Gregar after you register with the following info:

  1. Name to whom the invoice should be addressed
  2. Mailing address
  3. VAT number (EU only)

Call for Papers

The in-person conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday (13-14 July), and Friday (15 July) will be entirely remote presentations. Please specify if you would like to present in-person or remotely when submitting your abstracts.

Presenters are required to register for the conference and there are no additional funds set aside to grant to participants. Please only submit an abstract if you are able to support your registration fee and travel if applicable.

Deadline to submit your abstracts was 15 May. 

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+
  • Advances in model development and model applications with APEX and EPIC

Workshops

Workshops will be offered concurrently 11-12 July. The workshops will be offered remotely and hosted using a video conferencing system where you may interact with the instructor and ask questions. We will contact you the week before the workshop to make sure you can connect to the system. Recordings of the workshop will be available for up to 3 months after the workshop.

Introductory SWAT (QSWAT)

This is a beginner course designed to introduce new users to the SWAT model, review necessary and optional inputs, and familiarize the user with the QGIS 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. Introductory workshop topics.

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.

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.

APEX (Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender)

This workshop covers the fundamental principles of the APEX model with hands-on exercises for use in simulating farm/watershed management. The objective of the workshop is to introduce ArcAPEX to new users, to offer hands on exercises, and to and familiarize users with general procedures of model development, implementation, and evaluation.

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 introduces the "SWATplusR" R package and will cover parameter sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and visualization of simulation results in R. Attendees of this course should have knowledge of R.

SWAT+ Toolbox

SWAT+ Toolbox is designed to work with the SWAT+ model. This workshop will focus on sensitivity analysis, model calibration, evaluation, and validation using SWAT+ Toolbox. The software is currently only available on Windows. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop but model data used in the workshop will be provided.

Local Organizing Committee

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Jan Gregar
  • Jan Petrů
  • Jana Kalibová
  • Eva Soulková
  • Kateřina Pixová

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
Yiannis Panagopoulos Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
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 USDA-ARS, USA
Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
Karim Abbaspour EAWAG, Switzerland
Ann van Griensven University of Brussels, Belgium
Biofuel and Plant Growth
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Yiannis Panagopoulos Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Environmental Applications
Katrin Bieger Aarhus University, Denmark
Yihun Dile Texas A&M University, USA
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
Philip Gassman Iowa State University, USA
Jan Gregar Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
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
Jana Kalibová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Antonio Lo Porto IRSA-CNR, Italy
Yiannis Panagopoulos Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Mike White USDA-ARS, USA
Hydrology
Katrin Bieger Aarhus University, Denmark
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
Yiannis Panagopoulos Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
Nicola Fohrer Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
Yiannis Panagopoulos Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Ann van Griensven University of Brussels, Belgium
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 Aarhus University, Denmark
Jaehak Jeong Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
Balaji Narasimhan Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India
Ann van Griensven University of Brussels, Belgium
Mike White USDA-ARS, USA
Xuesong Zhang USDA-ARS, USA
Database and GIS Application and Development
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University, USA
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ann van Griensven University of Brussels, Belgium
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 Aarhus University, Denmark
Hendrik Rathjens Stone Environmental, Austria
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
SWAT+ Model Applications
Jeff Arnold USDA-ARS, USA
Katrin Bieger Aarhus University, Denmark
Raghavan Srinivasan Texas A&M University, USA
Ann van Griensven University of Brussels, Belgium

Travel

The conference and workshops will be held at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

Accommodation

Please note: If you previously made a reservation at the Hotel Galaxie, you should have been informed that it is unfortunately is closing at the end of June. Please be sure to make other arrangements.

Maps & Transportation

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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic website for more information.

Please, contact Embassy of the Czech Republic 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.

COVID-19 Information

Vaccination and other requirements for entry to the Czech Republic may change frequently. Please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website often and book travel arrangements with as much flexibility as possible.

Contact

For help with abstracts and invitations letters, contact the international organizers at eco.web@tamu.edu.

To receive a registration invoice, please email Jan Gregar after you register with the following info:

  1. Name to whom the invoice should be addressed
  2. Mailing address
  3. VAT number (EU only)

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