SWAT's Up!

SWAT's Up is a list of recent projects and activities happening in the SWAT community. If you have items to contribute to this section, please email Allan Jones at cajones@tamu.edu.

SWAT training, communicate, from 5-7 October 2017, Hammamet, Tunisie
October 5, 2017

From 5th to 7th October 2017, a SWAT training given by Dr José-Miguel Sanchez-Pérez (CNRS, Toulouse, France), Dr Sabine Sauvage (CNRS, Toulouse, France), Dr Didier Orange (IRD, Montpellier, France) and PhD Walid Ben Khélifa (INRGREF, Tunis, Tunisie), on “Introductory SWAT Course” has been delivered for 16 researchers, students and engineers as side-event of the international seminar “Colloque-Formation international Eau-Société-Climat’2017” (ESC-2017), organized by Prof. Noureddine Gaaloul (INRGREF, Tunis, Tunisia) at Hammamet, Tunis (Tunisia) from 2nd to 7th October, co-funding by PHI-UNESCO (FRIEND-Water network), INRGREF, IRESA and IRD, with the key support from ASTEE-Tunisie.

During the SWAT training, 8 countries from West Africa were represented (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Niger and Tunisia), 20% from Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia). This international cooperation South-South-North has opened a large numbers of research opportunities on River Basin Management, Hydrology and Ecohydrology.

Group photo

SWAT Course for SUDOE Territory
September 26, 2017

CNRS in Toulouse, France under the European project INTERREG SUDOE VB AGUAMOD, is hosting a training course taught by Professor Karim Abbaspour of EAWAG (SWITZERLAND) from the 25-27 of September. The course focuses on the use of SWAT-CUP tools for self-calibration and analysis of uncertainties around the SWAT model. The partners of the project will be meeting all week to work on the modeling of the French, Spanish and Portuguese watersheds of the SUDOE territory. Throughout the week, the partners will discuss the technical aspects and progress in the modeling projects of the SUDOE territory.

CNRS training course group photo

SWAT training course, December 1-3, 2016, Dakar, Senegal
December 5, 2016

From 1st to 3rd December 2016, a SWAT training course on “Initiation on SWAT model” has been delivered for 38 researchers, students and engineers at the UCAD-IRD Centre of Dakar-Hann (Dakar, Senegal) by José-Miguel Snchez-Pérez (CNRS, France) and Sabine Sauvage (CNRS, France) with the support of Didier Orange (IRD, France) and Amine Zettam (Université of Tlemcen, Algeria). This training course was coupled to the FRIEND-IAHS seminar (28th to 30th November at UCAD, Dakar), co-funding by PHI-UNESCO and IRD, with the key support from UCAD, EPS, OMVG.

During the SWAT training, 13 countries were represented, mainly from West Africa (Benin, Burkina, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal), Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), Central Africa (Congo-Brazzaville, RCA and Zimbabwe) and Europe (Germany, France). This international cooperation South-South-North has addressed 11 River Basins from the whole African Continent, and has opened a large numbers of research opportunities on River Basin Management, Hydrology and Eco-hydrology.

SWAT training course, December 1-3, 2016, Dakar, Senegal

PHOENIX Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Model
January 4, 2016

Cesar Izaurralde, Bill McGill, and Jimmy Williams have incorporated the PHOENIX soil carbon and nitrogen model into APEX, giving users the option of choosing either the CENTURY or PHOENIX approaches to simulating soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. For more information contact Dr. Williams (williams@brc.tamus.edu).

Plant Competition
December 28, 2015

Cody Zilberberg, Jay Angerer, Lori Metz, and Jimmy Williams are working to introduce both interspecies plant competition and selective grazing into APEX. They are using modules for plant competition based on the ALMANAC model and the selective grazing component of PHYGROW. This development will allow APEX to realistically simulate grazing by and weight gain of cattle, sheep, and goats, as well as calving and weaning dates, rotational grazing, and methane emissions. For more information contact Dr. Williams (williams@brc.tamus.edu).

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