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

Liu, W.; Yang, H.; Liu, Y.; Kummu, M.; Hoekstra, A. Y.; Liu, J.; Schulin, R. (2018) Water resources conservation and nitrogen pollution reduction under global food trade and agricultural intensification, Science of the Total Environment, 633, 1591-1601, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.306, Institutional Repository
Zhao, X.; Li, Y. P.; Yang, H.; Liu, W. F.; Tillotson, M. R.; Guan, D.; Yi, Y.; Wang, H. (2018) Measuring scarce water saving from interregional virtual water flows in China, Environmental Research Letters, 13(5), 054012 (9 pp.), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaba49, Institutional Repository
Park, C.-E.; Jeong, S.-J.; Joshi, M.; Osborn, T. J.; Ho, C.-H.; Piao, S.; Chen, D.; Liu, J.; Yang, H.; Park, H.; Kim, B.-M.; Feng, S. (2018) Keeping global warming within 1.5 °C constrains emergence of aridification, Nature Climate Change, 8(1), 70-74, doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0034-4, Institutional Repository
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
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April 16, 2018

What is the contribution of upstream areas to micropollutant loads in the Rhine at Basel and Düsseldorf? How effectively do authorities and water suppliers collaborate on management and regulation across national boundaries? An interdisciplinary approach developed by Eawag scientists can help to identify deficiencies. 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.