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dc.contributorHermassi, Taoufiken_US
dc.contributorStrohmeier, Stefanen_US
dc.contributorZucca, Claudioen_US
dc.contributorZiadat, Feras M.en_US
dc.contributorBoufaroua, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorHabaieb, Hamadien_US
dc.creatorBen Khelifa, Waliden_US
dc.identifier.citationWalid Ben Khelifa, Taoufik Hermassi, Stefan Strohmeier, Claudio Zucca, Feras M. Ziadat, Mohamed Boufaroua, Hamadi Habaieb. (31/7/2017). Parameterization of the Effect of Bench Terraces on Runoff and Sediment Yield by Swat Modelling in a Small Semi-Arid Watershed in Northern Tunisia. Land Degradation and Development, 28 (5), pp. 1568-1578.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Tunisia, Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) interventions are among the most practicable strategies to prevent and mitigate rainwater losses through surface runoff and consequential erosion of fertile soils. In this study, a small and terraced agricultural catchment (Sbaihia) was used as an experimental site to analyze and parameterize the effects of bench terraces on water and sediment yield using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). Model calibration and validation was performed taking advantage from high-quality daily runoff data from 1994 to 2000 and a high resolution bathymetric survey of the hill lake at the watershed outlet. SWAT indicated that the local terraces, established on approximately 50% of the watershed area, reduced surface runoff by around 19% and sediment yield by around 22%, decelerating the siltation of the hill lake. Targeted model calibration delivered concise parameter set describing bench terrace impacts on runoff (SCS Curve Number method) and sediment yield (MUSLE) crucial for outscaling of SWC impacts and suitable watershed management.en_US
dc.publisherWiley: 12 monthsen_US
dc.sourceLand Degradation and Development;28,(2017) Pagination 1568,1578en_US
dc.titleParameterization of the Effect of Bench Terraces on Runoff and Sediment Yield by Swat Modelling in a Small Semi-Arid Watershed in Northern Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idStrohmeier, Stefan: 0000-0003-0723-5964en_US
cg.creator.idZucca, Claudio: 0000-0002-8636-0511en_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forest - INRGREFen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Carthage - UCAR Tunisen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries - MARHPen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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