PRE-CONFERENCE TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
ArcSWAT - A TOOL FOR COMPREHENSIVE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Registrations must be made by October 14, 2013
R. Srinivasan, Texas A&M University, College Station,
Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Oregon State University, Corvallis,
Gerald Whittaker, USDA ARS, Corvallis, OR
Objective: To train professional conservationists, hydrologists,
engineers, erosion control workers, federal, state and private business
employees, consultants, specialists, and other individuals involved
with the assessment of watersheds and water quality in the use of
GIS-based Arc-Soil and Water Assessment Tool (ArcSWAT) for:
- modeling watershed hydrology and water quality,
- designing and modeling conservation practices and other land
management practices, and
- estimating Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL's) for watersheds
in accordance with the Clean Water Act.
Background: ArcSWAT was developed to support watershed and
water quality-based assessment and integrated analysis of point
and non-point source pollution using the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment
Tool) model. SWAT is a river basin scale model developed to quantify
the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds.
Topics: Topics to be covered include an introduction to
the SWAT model theory and application, as well as demo of ArcSWAT.
Training will include presentation of various successful SWAT model
applications for watershed management that includes point and non-point
source issues and various policy analyses.
Take Aways: At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees
should be able to understand the SWAT model and its implementation
for modeling various land management scenarios, which include non-point
source, point source, urban and agricultural land management issues.
The presentations will also help the attendees understand how the
SWAT model can be used to assess waste load allocations and implementation
of TMDL programs.
Number of Students: The number of students will be limited
to 40. Students will be enrolled in the order in which their registration
is received. The course will be canceled if the number of students
enrolled by Oct. 18, 2013 is less than 10.
Schedule: (Subject to modification)
8:30AM - Welcome and introductions
8:45AM - SWAT model theory and application
10:15 AM - Break
10:30 AM - Optimal design of Agri-environmental policy using an
integrated economic/SWAT optimization system
11:00 AM - Phosphorous assessment and solution to reduce the load
to a water supply lake in Texas
11:30 AM - Modeling and optimizing conservation practices in agricultural
Noon - Lunch (On your own)
1:00PM - Impact of Urban development on erosion and solutions using
traditional and LID methods.
2:00PM - Demo of ArcSWAT using example dataset
3:00PM - Break
3:15PM - Demo of ArcSWAT - continued
4:00PM - Discussion
4:30PM - Adjourn