Srinivasan to Speak Friday on SWAT Model

Raghavan Srinivasan
Raghavan Srinivasan

Raghavan Srinivasan of Texas A&M University will talk about "Review of Water Quantity and Quality Applications of the SWAT Model in the USA” at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, in Room 111 of the Scott Engineering Center on City Campus. His talk is part of the Spring 2012 Water Seminar Series.


The SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) has been successfully applied and accepted worldwide as a means of assessing water quality and quantity. The SWAT model was developed jointly by the USDA-ARS and the Texas A&M University System over the past four decades. The model was first released in 1992, and since then it has gained significant momentum in development and adaptation around the world with more than a thousand peer-reviewed publications published to date. The SWAT model has been overwhelmingly embraced by most federal and state agencies around the U.S. for assessing water quality and quantity issues such as drought, flood, and point and nonpoint source pollution, ranging from the small watershed level to river basin or continental scale applications. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service have been using the SWAT model for various national assessments including TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and CEAP (Conservation Effectiveness Assessment Program) projects. In this presentation, I will briefly discuss the model and provide examples ranging from small watersheds to continental scale applications of water quantity and quality issues including climate change aspects. For more information about the model, please visit

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