Watch instructional videos to learn how to use the Soil and Water Assessment Tool. These videos were created by Purdue University, in collaboration with Texas A&M, with funding from EPA.
The Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory and Blackland Research Center cosponsor workshops periodically. The SWAT development team also collaborates with other agencies/firms to set up workshops outside of Texas. The focus and length of these workshops will vary depending on the goals of the agencies involved.
Beginner Workshops (ArcSWAT)
Our two-day beginner courses are designed to introduce new users to the model, review necessary and optional inputs, and familiarize the user with the ArcGIS interfaces. It is assumed that attendees have a working knowledge of ArcGIS. The workshop will not review basic concepts on ArcGIS usage prior to covering the SWAT/ArcGIS interface.
Beginner Workshops (QSWAT)
Our two-day beginner courses are designed to introduce new users to the 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.
The advanced workshop will cover sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and uncertainty analysis using the 2012 version of SWAT with an ArcGIS interface. Time will also be devoted to discussion of participant's individual model issues (e.g. model setup, scenarios, calibration, and validation).
Climate Change for Watershed Modeling Workshops
This workshop will cover climate change model input data processing, bias correction and downscaling.
College Station Workshops Resources & Information
We offer workshops in College Station, Texas a few times per year. Please check the schedule on the left for upcoming workshops. Each College Station workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. the first day, 8:30-5:00 the next day, and conclude at noon the third day. Lunch is on your own.