Venkatesh Merwade

Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Purdue University

Office: CIVL 1101G
Email: vmerwade "at"
Phone:(765) 494-2176
Fax: (765) 494-0395

Project Websites

GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop 2014

The 2014 workshop is scheduled from August 4-6. Click here for more information and registration. If you would like to know more details, or have questions about the workshop, please send me an email.


SWATShare is a portal for publishing and sharing of Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) models. In addition to these capabilities, you can run normal simulations, sensitivity analysis and calibration of any SWAT model by using distributed computing resources on SWATShare. Get a login, and begin sharing your work!

Geoinformatics Modules for Hydrology Education

This site offers multiple online modules for hydrology instructors to complement their traditional class-room teaching with online modules that students can complete on their own by using GIS or Time Series data with GIS and other computional tools. If you are interested in exploring, send me an email to get a log-in because this is not open to public yet.

Soil Based Floodplain Maps for Indiana

This site offers floodplain maps derived by using SSURGO soil data for the whole state of Indiana. Floodplain maps can be viewed and downloaded for each county as a shapefile. These maps should be used as a resource when flood risk maps are not available and/or for scientific investigations. These are not meant to replace or supplement Flood Insurance Rate Maps.