QSWAT and MWSWAT is very similar in terms of interface design although they are programmed with different programming languages and in different GIS platform. In this video, these two SWAT tools are compared side-by-side to demonstrate the similarity. The guess is they are from the same development team. MWSWAT is developed first and QSWAT follows the design.

MWSWAT is a plugin for MapWindow and programmed with .NET. The development has stopped years ago. It seems it’s not very popular right now. More details are available in Waterbase website.

QSWAT is a plugin for QGIS and programmed with Python. The development starts from 2 years ago and gradually get popular. The latest release is QSWAT 1.5.

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