SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Modelling the water balance with SWAT as part of the land use impact evaluation in a life cycle study of CO2 emission reduction scenarios 
Authors:Heuvelmans, G., J. F. Garcio-Qujano, B. Muys, J. Feyen, and P. Coppin 
Journal:Hydrological Processes 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:land use change 
Secondary Application Category:calibration, sensitivity, and/or uncertainty analysis 
Watershed Description:2,918 ha Meerdahl & 1,205 ha Latem, located in the Flanders region in northern Belgium 
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General Comments:A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) was performed in which land use impact, to reduce CO2 emissions, was anlyzed in terms of ecosystem water balances. The effects of different land use (crop, pasture, etc.) are presented for different water balance components and soil loss. The SWAT results were judged to be reasonable, and it was stated that further development of SWAT is needed. Further sensitivity and scenario analyses were performed to assess the impacts of different ET, soil, etc. on water balance components and soil loss. 
Keywords:LCA; life cycle assessment; water balance; hydrological modelling; SWAT; land occupation; land use change; CO2 emission reduction