Title: A Decision Support Tool (R-SWAT-DS) for Integrated Watershed Management
Authors: UDIAS MOINELO ANGELMALAGO ANNAPASTORI MARCOVIGIAK OLGAREYNAUD ARNAUDELORZA TENREIRO JavierBOURAOUI Faycal
Publisher: Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102736
ISBN: 978-88-9035-745-9
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102736
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Best management practices (BMPs) can be used effectively to reduce nutrient and sediment loads generated from point sources or non-point sources to receiving water bodies. Methodologies for optimal, cost effective BMP selection and placement are needed to assist watershed management planners and stakeholders. We developed a modeling-optimization framework that can be used to find cost-effective solutions of BMP placement to attain nutrient load reduction targets. The framework integrates the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) watershed model, spatial representation of BMPs, an economic component, and multi-objective optimization routines in the R environment. The framework can be used to launch individual or iterative BMPs simulations, or search for optimal strategies. Advanced plotting, mapping and statistical analysis functionalities that facilitate the interpretation and assessment of the results are included.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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