New MWSWAT version 2.0 and MWSWAT 2009 version 2.0 are announced. These are compatible with the new stable release of MapWindow, version 4.8.6. This release of MapWindow has a number of improvements and new features. The main change affecting MWSWAT is the use of version 5 of the TauDEM software which is the main engine for watershed delineation. TauDEM v5 can use multiple processes on multicore machines to speed up processing. See the notes on TauDEM v5.
64-bit Please install the 32-bit version of MapWindow: MWSWAT and MWSWAT 2009 are currently incompatible with the 64-bit version.
MWAGNPS will not run on a 64-bit machine.
The WaterBase project is an ongoing project of the United Nations University. Its aim is to advance the practice of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in developing countries.
Predictive modelling and decision support for water management in developing countries are plagued with a number of related problems: lack of money, lack of expertise, inadequate training capacity, dependence on experts from other countries. At the same time water resources are under increasing pressure, and aquatic ecosystems are being damaged by people who lack the resources to explore the consequences of decisions before they are made.
The WaterBase project aims to provide
A set of tools for modelling and decision support. Current tools are:
A collection of IWRM resources: data, web sites, tools, literature, training material, etc. There is already a collection of global data available: elevation maps, soil, landuse, river basins, and weather.
A community of partners who can provide advice, support, contribute to tools and resources.