Sacadeau : qualitative modeling and decision-aid to preserve the water quality from pollutants as herbicides
SACADEAU is a software that implements the Sacadeau transfer model presented in section 7.1 . The Sacadeau simulation model couples two qualitative models, a transfer model describing the pesticide transfer through the catchment and a management model describing the farmer decisions. Giving as inputs a climate file, a topological description of a catchment, and a cadastral repartition of the plots, the Sacadeau model simulates the application of herbicides by the farmers on the maize plots, and the transfer of these pollutants through the catchment until the river. The two main simulated processes are the runoff and the leaching. The output of the model simulation is the quantity of herbicides arriving daily to the stream and its concentration at the outlets. The originality of the model is the representation of water and pesticide runoffs with tree structures where leaves and roots are respectively up-streams and down-streams of the catchment.
The software is mainly implemented in Java.