Department Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

In SIAM, we develop and apply models and formal techniques in order to understand, demonstrate, and predict the behavior of natural, technical, social and economical systems that pertain to water and other natural resources. Read more

New Publications

Kamali,B.; Kouchi,D.H.; Yang,H.; Abbaspour,K.C. (2017) Multilevel drought hazard assessment under climate change scenarios in semi-arid regions-a case study of the karkheh river basin in Iran, Water (Switzerland), 9(4), 241, Institutional Repository
Mondy,C.P.; Schuwirth,N. (2017) Integrating ecological theories and traits in process-based modeling of macroinvertebrate community dynamics in streams, Ecological Applications, 27(4), 1365-1377, doi:10.1002/eap.1530, Institutional Repository
Paillex,A.; Reichert,P.; Lorenz,A.W.; Schuwirth,N. (2017) Mechanistic modelling for predicting the effects of restoration, invasion and pollution on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in rivers, Freshwater Biology, 62(6), 1083-1093, doi:10.1111/fwb.12927, Institutional Repository
Liu,Wenfeng; Antonelli,M.; Liu,Xingcai; Yang,Hong (2017) Towards improvement of grey water footprint assessment: With an illustration for global maize cultivation, Journal of Cleaner Production, 147, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.072, Institutional Repository
Vaghefi,S.A.; Abbaspour,K.C.; Faramarzi,M.; Srinivasan,R.; Arnold,J.G. (2017) Modeling crop water productivity using a coupled SWAT–MODSIM model, Water, 9(157), 1-15, doi:10.3390/w9030157, Institutional Repository


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March 9, 2017

The water footprint indicates how much water is used to produce consumer goods. A study by Eawag scientists shows that there is a need for standardization in assessments of the grey water component. Comparability is impaired, for example, by the use of different water quality standards.  Read more

Modeling Talks & Events

26. - 30.06.​2017,
Universita del Salento, Lecce (Italy)
8.00 am
Eawag Dübendorf


Decision support for river management by combining the prediction of effects of suggested measures with quantified societal goals.
Complex systems theory meets big phytoplankton trait data.
Application of a Spatially Explicit Bio-physical Crop Model to Assess Drought Impact on Crop Yield and Crop-Drought Vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mechanistic modelling of the macroinvertebrate community composition in rivers.
Hypothesis testing using controlled experiments to characterize diffuse pollution in small agricultural catchments
Building an agro-hydrological model of the world to study water resources, soil erosion, and crop yield.
Calibrating stochastic rainfall-runoff models to scaling laws, for improved predictions of extreme events.
Development of a dynamical model to simulate the water and water related energy flows in function of time.