This program is designed to provide you with the following capabilities:
- Use the SWAT+ environment and QGIS.
- Manage the SWAT+ data entry mechanism and its databases.
- Perform excellent data processing.
- Manage meteorological variables for the model.
- Present the data obtained in QGIS and Python and compare the results with actual data.
- Apply SWAT+ in numerical modeling.
The diploma is divided into 03 modules, each divided into 6 sessions developed over 03 months. The summarized content of every module is described below:
Module 01: Introduction to Hydrological Modeling with SWAT+ and QGIS
This module develops the key concepts to understand hydrological modeling using SWAT+ and QGIS. We will address introductory topics and review a pre-established model to understand the operation of SWAT + and the procedure for processing data required in a hydrological model.
- Session 01: Introduction to Hydrological Modeling
- Session 02: Components of SWAT+ Part I
- Session 03: Components of SWAT+ Part II
- Session 04: Components of SWAT+ Part III
- Session 05: Preparing spatial data for a model
- Session 06: Preparing tabular data for hydrological models.
Module 02: Hydrological Modeling with SWAT+ and QGIS
The past sessions covered the introductory concepts and the operation of SWAT+. Now, we will develop a series of applied hydrological modeling exercises with daily precipitation data and spatial data at the basin scale.
- Session 01: Model 1 - Construction
- Session 02: Model 1 - Simulation
- Session 03: Model 2 - Construction and simulation
- Session 04: Model 3 - Construction
- Session 05: Model 3 - Simulation
- Session 06: Model 3 - Analysis of results.
Module 3: Advanced modeling applications with SWAT+, QGIS, and SQLite
This last section will validate, calibrate, and perform a model sensitivity analysis using various tools of SWAT+ Toolbox. We will evaluate a calibrated model's hydrological and sediment balances and then create graphs by connecting the model database with Python and SQLite.
- Session 01: Manual calibration of a hydrological model
- Session 02: Automatic calibration tool in SWAT+ Toolbox
- Session 03: Sensitivity analysis and calibration in SWAT+ Toolbox
- Session 04: Validation and analysis of model results
- Session 05: Evaluation of outflows and sediment transport in SWAT+ with QGIS
- Session 06: Visualization of results with SQLite in Python.
Date and time
The course is offered in sessions of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. All sessions start at 6pm Central European Time (CET) - Amsterdam Time.
- Module 1 - November 2022 (08, 10, 15, 17, 22 y 24)
- Module 2 - December 2022 (06, 08, 13, 15, 20 y 22)
- Module 3 - January 2023 (10, 12, 17, 19, 24 y 26)