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

Meng, Y.; Liu, J.; Wang, Z.; Mao, G.; Wang, K.; Yang, H. (2021) Undermined co-benefits of hydropower and irrigation under climate change, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 167, 105375 (11 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105375, Institutional Repository
Vermeiren, P.; Reichert, P.; Graf, W.; Leitner, P.; Schmidt-Kloiber, A.; Schuwirth, N. (2021) Confronting existing knowledge on ecological preferences of stream macroinvertebrates with independent monitoring data using a Bayesian multi-species distribution model, Freshwater Science, 40(1), 202-220, doi:10.1086/713175, Institutional Repository
Reichert, P. (2020) Towards a comprehensive uncertainty assessment in environmental research and decision support, Water Science and Technology, 81(8), 1588-1596, doi:10.2166/wst.2020.032, Institutional Repository
Dal Molin, M.; Schirmer, M.; Zappa, M.; Fenicia, F. (2020) Understanding dominant controls on streamflow spatial variability to set up a semi-distributed hydrological model: the case study of the Thur catchment, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 24(3), 1319-1345, doi:10.5194/hess-24-1319-2020, Institutional Repository
Caradima, B.; Reichert, P.; Schuwirth, N. (2020) Effects of site selection and taxonomic resolution on the inference of stream invertebrate responses to environmental conditions, Freshwater Science, 39(3), 415-432, doi:10.1086/709024, Institutional Repository
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News

March 22, 2021

The motto of today’s World Water Day is “Valuing water – What means water to you?”. With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of water. In an interview, Eawag Director Janet Hering explains the importance of water for the aquatic research institute Eawag and also her personally.

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Projects

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.