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.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Yang, H. (2017) Assessing the uncertainty of multiple input datasets in the prediction of water resource components, Water, 9(9), 709 (16 pp.), doi:10.3390/w9090709, Institutional Repository
Carbajal, J. P.; Leitão, J. P.; Albert, C.; Rieckermann, J. (2017) Appraisal of data-driven and mechanistic emulators of nonlinear simulators: the case of hydrodynamic urban drainage models, Environmental Modelling and Software, 92, 17-27, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.006, Institutional Repository
Liu, J.; Yang, H.; Cudennec, C.; Gain, A. K.; Hoff, H.; Lawford, R.; Qi, J.; de Strasser, L.; Yillia, P. T.; Zheng, C. (2017) Challenges in operationalizing the water–energy–food nexus, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(11), 1714-1720, doi:10.1080/02626667.2017.1353695, Institutional Repository
Lehmann, A.; Guigoz, Y.; Ray, N.; Mancosu, E.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Rouholahnejad Freund, E.; Allenbach, K.; De Bono, A.; Fasel, M.; Gago-Silva, A.; Bär, R.; Lacroix, P.; Giuliani, G. (2017) A web platform for landuse, climate, demography, hydrology and beach erosion in the Black Sea catchment, Scientific Data, 4, 170087 (15 pp.), doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.87, Institutional Repository
Ashraf Vaghefi, S.; Abbaspour, N.; Kamali, B.; Abbaspour, K. C. (2017) A toolkit for climate change analysis and pattern recognition for extreme weather conditions – case study: California-Baja California Peninsula, Environmental Modelling and Software, 96, 181-198, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.06.033, Institutional Repository
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February 22, 2018

The earth’s water supply is changing because of global warming: the ratio of precipitation to evaporation is sinking, and additional arid zones may emerge. The speed at which this development is likely to take place has been analysed by an international team including Eawag researchers.  Read more


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.