SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Challenges in using hydrology and water quality models for assessing freshwater ecosystem services: A review 
Authors:Hallouin, T., M. Bruen, M. Christie, C. Bullock and M.K. Quinn 
Volume (Issue):8(2) 
Article ID:45 
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Broad Application Category:review/history 
Primary Application Category:ecosystem and/or biodiversity services 
Secondary Application Category:blue, green and/or gray water, or crop water productivity 
Watershed Description:None 
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General Comments:This study was not primarily about SWAT and SWAT was only mentioned explicitly five times in the text. However the authors state the following in Section 4.1: "Guswa, et al. [62] argue that ecosystem services models are often used in land cover and land management scenarios, finding confirmed in many studies reviewed here focusing on hydrological ecosystem services. They also argue that the land-parcel is the level at which scenarios will be specified [62]. Thus, the hydrological models used need to be able to include this spatial heterogeneity properly. Many studies reviewed here were consistent with these recommendations, mostly due to the use of SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) and its fine spatial discretization (HRUs)." Thus published SWAT applications were influential in the author's review. 
Keywords:freshwater resources; ecosystem services; hydrology; water quality; modelling