Climate Change Scenario Modeling using Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Training report.
The workshop ‘Climate Change Scenario Modeling using Soil and Water Assessment Tool’ was held from 5th to 7th of May 2015 at Icarda office in Amman, Jordan, as part of the activities carried out by the CGIAR Research Program on Drylands Systems, North Africa and West Asia Flagship, AgroPastoral System. This report is one of the outputs generated by the Activity 6 - “Management of water scarcity”. The workshop has been planned by Dr. Stefan Strohmeier in collaboration with IWLMP office staff Mrs. Grace Baghdassarian and CDU office staff Mrs. Laurice Abdul-Majid. The workshop was led and guided by Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan from Texas A&M University, supported by multiple lectures from Icarda (Dr. Stefan Strohmeier and Mrs. Mira Haddad), and Jordan University (Dr. Michel Rahbeh and Dr. Maisa Shammout). Main focus of the course was on climate data use for watershed scale modelling using SWAT software. However, the mainstreamed and trained techniques can be applied for any else model or climate data analysis procedure. Targeted trainees of this workshop have been young NARS researchers with adequate hydrological background capable of applying watershed models such as SWAT. Also Icarda internal scientists participated to share experience. The workshop applicants were four Icarda project related partners from Tunisia. Based on the fruitful discussions during the workshop future collaboration and scientific research topics were defined.