Conservation Matters August 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

SWAT Conference set for Oct. 12-16 at Purdue University

SWAT Conference set for Oct. 12-16 at Purdue University

Purdue University will host the 2015 Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Conference Oct. 14-16 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Five workshops will also be held prior to the conference, Oct. 12-13.

SWAT is a river basin-scale computer model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds. The public domain model, jointly developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and The Texas A&M University System, is widely used in hydrology and water quality assessment, including nonpoint source pollution for all sizes of watersheds, from local to large river basin-scale watersheds.

Registration is available online, and early bird pricing applies until Aug. 31. There is also a discount available for those registering for both the conference and a workshop. Workshops on Introductory and Advanced SWAT as well as APEX (Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender) will be offered Oct. 12-13. A Climate Change for Watershed Modeling workshop will be on Oct. 12, and a SWAT-MODFLOW workshop will be available Oct. 13.

The deadline to submit an abstract is Aug. 31. Conference topics include large scale applications, climate change applications, biofuel and plant growth, environmental applications, model development, GIS application and development, urban processes and management, instream sediment and pollutant transport, EPIC/APEX modeling system, hydrology and others.

Visit the conference website for more information. The SWAT community is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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