QSWAT is an implementation of the Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in QGIS. The model was developed to quantify the impact of land managenemet in large basins. It combines a hydrological model with a water quality model. It works on HRUs or hidrological response units, a computational unit of area with homogeneous hydrological conditions and land cover. QSWAT is available only on the 32 bit version of QGIS 2.6 as a QGIS plugin.
QSWAT can simulate the water cycle in basins to determine the impacts in a period of time taking into account multiple variables. Also, this model is used to predict the effects of land use and management in water flow, amount of sediments and chemistry in basins, mainly in basins that do not have previous monitoring information. It is also used in big and complex basins that have a variety of different types of soils and management practices. Hatarilabs offers the virtual course of Hydrological Modeling with QSWAT for students and professionals of any country. To access the available material and receive support, you just have to make a payment. The course includes certification.Read More