In a study of the transportability and intercomparison of models, the on-farm soil water balance models SWAP and BIWASA were applied with data collected in Lavalle (Argentina) and Zenkalon (Egypt). It is concluded that the one-dimensional SWAP model does not predict the water and salt balances worse than the two-dimensional model. The era of model development should bend towards quality and quantity of input and output data, rather than towards further extending the arena of models.
|Title of host publication||Crop-water-environment models; selected papers to the workshop organized by the ICID Working Group on `Sustainable Crops and Water Use' at the occasion of the 16th Congress of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage at Cairo, Egypt. Cairo, Egypt nat. Comm. ICID, 1996|
|Editors||R. Ragab, D. El-Din El-Quosy, B.J. van den Broek, L.S. Pereira|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|