Washington, D.C. — EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems that face water quality regulators. The webinars are focused on modeling as it applies to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Standards, and Water Quality Permitting Programs, but they are applicable to a wide range of audiences.

As part of this series, EPA will hold a webinar, titled “Introduction to SWAT,” on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will introduce the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) water quality model.

SWAT is a public domain model jointly developed by USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, part of the Texas A&M University System. SWAT is a small watershed to river basin-scale model to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land use, land management practices, and climate change. SWAT is widely used in assessing soil erosion prevention and control, non-point source pollution control and regional management in watersheds.

This webinar will present a broad overview of the SWAT model including key design features and functions. The webinar will also present several examples where SWAT has been applied in real world settings.

The webinar will be held on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Registration is required and is now available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7421924870795104001.

Previous webinars in this series are available at http://www.epa.gov/tmdl/tmdl-modeling.