Workshops Beginner Workshop Agenda (QSWAT)
The workshop will train users in SWAT2012. The workshop is designed to be approximately 80% hands-on. We limit the class size to provide an opportunity for as much one-on-one interaction as possible. The list of topics below is a general guide for what is covered in the workshop. Please see specific details of the workshop you are attending for computer requirements and location information.
If you have your own laptop it is a good idea to install QGIS and QSWAT beforehand. Follow the instructions in the user manual from the QSWAT web page.
It is assumed that attendees have some knowledge of QGIS. Only very limited knowledge is required: loading vector and raster maps, panning, zooming, selecting features. We will not have time to review these basic concepts of QGIS usage prior to covering the QSWAT interface.
The following topics will be covered:
- Model overview (theory)
- Model applications (theory)
- Introduction to the QSWAT interface (GIS)
- Watershed delineation
- Landuse and soil overlay
- HRU delineation
- Weather and remaining inputs to develop the SWAT model (including point sources) using the SWATEditor
- Review of summary outputs
- Using the SWAT Check program to identify possible problems
- Finishing the SWAT simulation and saving results
- Visualization and interpretation of SWAT outputs
- Addressing user requests and clarifying anything covered on the first two days