New Waves September 2008

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SWAT and APEX Training Courses set

The Texas Water Resources Institute will host Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Training Courses and an Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) Course on Nov. 3-7 at the Centeq Research Plaza on the Texas A&M University campus.

The two-day introductory SWAT course, Nov. 3-4, will train beginning users on the SWAT model using the ArcGIS-SWAT interface. The two-day advanced SWAT course, Nov. 6-7, will cover sensitivity analysis, model calibration and uncertainty analysis using the 2005 version of SWAT with an ArcGIS interface.

APEX, a one-day course on Nov. 5, was developed for use in whole farm/small watershed management. The model was constructed to evaluate various land management strategies considering sustainability, erosion, economics, water supply and quality, soil quality, plant competition, weather and pests.

"Participants will gain a greater understanding and perspective of the impacts on land management to water quality and water quantity," said Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, director, Spatial Sciences Laboratory and instructor for the courses.

Upon course completion, participants will receive Texas A&M continuing education units.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Courtney Swyden, or (979) 845-1851.

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