Modeling with SWAT, 15-17 September 2011
Dr. K.C. Abbaspour and E.Rouholahnejd, EAWAG, Switzerland
SWAT is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds. SWAT is a public domain model actively supported by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, Texas, USA.
The advanced SWAT workshop is designed to be approximately 80% hands-on. It is assumed that attendees have a working knowledge of ArcGIS and SWAT. We will not review basic concepts of ArcGIS and/or SWAT usage prior to covering the SWAT/ArcGIS interface. This course will cover sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and uncertainty analysis using the 2005 version of SWAT with an ArcGIS interface and SWAT-CUP. In addition, the course will be devoted to discussion of participant's individual model issues (e.g. model setup, scenarios, calibration, and validation).
MODELKEY DSS: Decision support tools for river basins management, 15-17 September 2011
A.Critto and A.Zabeo, University Ca Foscari of Venice, Italy
The aim of this course is to overview the main decision support tools used for assessment and management of river basins. The course will have a theoretical and a practical component which will be closely interconnected. As regards the theoretical component, concepts on decision making, participatory processes and Decision Support Systems (DSS) for river basins management are provided. Moreover tools and approaches that are widely implemented into DSS ( as Environmental Risk Assessment, Multi Criteria Decision Analysis, Geographic Information Systems) are introduced. The practical component concerns the application of the Modelkey DSS for river basins assessment and management, including the simulation of a participatory workshop.
Modeling with MOHID Water, 15-17 September 2011
Prof.R. Neves & Dr. Luis Fernandes, MARETEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
The aim of this course is to overview the main concepts related with the numerical modeling of coastal systems, by means of using MOHID Water Modeling System (http://www.mohid.com) as a numerical platform. The course will have a theoretical and a practical component which will be closely interconnected. On the theoretical component, the basic modeling concepts will be presented as well as the implications related to the implementation and application of numerical models. In terms of the practical component, the objective is to develop the skills on using numerical models to study physical and biochemical processes in coastal systems.