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Title: Review of application of Soil and Water Assesment Tool (SWAT) in research
Authors: Chhabra, Ajeet Singh
Lohani, Anil Kumar
Shukla, Sandeep
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a model developed from continuous modelling efforts of nearly 30 years in agricultural and other areas. This tool has gained international acceptance as a robust interdisciplinary watershed modeling tool. It is evidenced by international SWAT conferences, hundreds of SWAT related papers presented at numerous other scientific meetings, and dozens of articles published in peer reviewed journals. The model has also been adopted as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and is being used by many U.S. federal and state agencies, including the USDA within the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). Currently about 250 peer reviewed published articles have been identified that report SWAT applications, reviews of SWAT components, or other researches. In India, use of SWAT model started from last few years and many successful watershed modelling has been carried out. Those are also discussed in this article. Some of the technical articles in which use of SWAT in india and other countries is discussed in detail according to their related fields and results. Many of these peer reviewed articles are summarized here according to relevant application categories such as stream flow calibration and related hydrologic analyses, climate change impacts on hydrology, pollutant load assessments, comparisons with other models, and sensitivity analysis and calibration techniques. Strengths and weaknesses of the SWAT model are presented, and recommended research needs are also discussed.
Page(s): 178-182
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.21(2) [December 2013]

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