Project Profile

Traditional and socio-hydrological approaches to ecosystem services (ESS) assessments using SWAT


Duration : January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Overview:

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is one of the most widely applied hystological models in the world. This project seeks to develop a set of standardized guidelines for using SWAT in ecosystem services assessments. The guidelines are intended to be a living document within the CG System that will undergo updates and expansion as researchers gain additional insights and knowledge. Next, there is a noted lack of research that addresses gender differentiated ecosystem services and trade-offs among services used by males and females specifically. Part of this project will involve developing integrated socio-hydrological methods for carrying out such assessments using SWAT.

Location(s): Ethiopia
Project Contact: Baker, Tracy
Donor(s): WLE
Research Collaborator(s) : Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Texas A & M,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI