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, X.; Liu, W.; Yang, H.; Tang, Q.; Flörke, M.; Masaki, Y.; Müller Schmied, H.; Ostberg, S.; Pokhrel, Y.; Satoh, Y.; Wada, Y. (2019) Multimodel assessments of human and climate impacts on mean annual streamflow in China, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23(3), 1245-1261, doi:10.5194/hess-23-1245-2019, Institutional Repository
Kuemmerlen, M.; Reichert, P.; Siber, R.; Schuwirth, N. (2019) Ecological assessment of river networks: from reach to catchment scale, Science of the Total Environment, 650, 1613-1627, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.019, Institutional Repository
Liu, W.; Antonelli, M.; Kummu, M.; Zhao, X.; Wu, P.; Liu, J.; Zhuo, L.; Yang, H. (2019) Savings and losses of global water resources in food-related virtual water trade, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 6(1), e1320 (16 pp.), doi:10.1002/wat2.1320, Institutional Repository
Schuwirth, N.; Honti, M.; Logar, I.; Stamm, C. (2018) Multi-criteria decision analysis for integrated water quality assessment and management support, Water Research X, 1, 100010 (11 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2018.100010, Institutional Repository
Liu, W.; Yang, H.; Folberth, C.; Müller, C.; Ciais, P.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Schulin, R. (2018) Achieving high crop yields with low nitrogen emissions in global agricultural input intensification, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(23), 13782-13791, doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b03610, Institutional Repository
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February 8, 2019

In the coming decades, many rivers in Switzerland are to be restored to a natural state. To identify those river reaches where restoration would be ecologically most valuable, Eawag scientists have developed a new assessment procedure. 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.