Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: May 2019
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation + assignment: 25 hours + 25 hours
Capacity limits: 9 participants including the Centre of Excellence project ‘BIOWATER’ PhD students
Objectives of the course:
Simulation of catchment hydrology and water quality responses are increasingly used in watershed management and policy making for facing the challenge of future land use change and climate change. In response to a growing demand and new applications, Aarhus University has designed and hosted a basic SWAT course of “Catchment modelling with SWAT” in May 2018. The course helped PhD students gain a comprehensive basis for understanding and working with the Surface Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) that is most widespread applied in the world for simulation of catchment processes in particular related to topics such as land use and climate change assessments.
This course is a follow-up of the basic SWAT modelling course. Students will therefore acquire a working, state-of-the-art knowledge of the basic concepts and methods used in SWAT and have a working experience with SWAT model from their own catchment study. In this regard the objectives of the course are:
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Reading of literature before the course, active participation in lectures and exercises and a final report with assessment of downloaded climate change data for their catchment.
Basic knowledge of GIS, have a basic knowledge on SWAT model and having done their own first SWAT model setup on a catchment.
Name of lecturers:
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, exercises and model lab exercises.
Literature will be provided ahead of course start and is expected to be read by the participants as part of preparations for the course. The material will include 4-5 selected international papers and 3-4 selected book chapters.
A presentation of their own dynamic downscaling of RCP’s from GCM’s and their first climate scenario SWAT model results at the end of the course with an oral evaluation from teachers.
Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University in collaboration with the Nordic Centre of Excellence project ‘BIOWATER’.
Special comments on this course:
Participants are expected to bring their own initial calibrated SWAT setup for a catchment.
27-29 May 2019
Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University Campus, Aarhus
For registration, please send an e-mail to Postdoc Fatemeh Hashemi (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5 March 2019. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later 1 April 2019.