Department Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

Development of Surface Water Assessment Procedures

In collaboration with the Federal Office of the Environment (FOEN) and experts from cantonal authorities and consulting companies, we contribute to the development and improvement of ecological river and lake assessment procedures and their application in surface water management.

Current focus is on the development of assessment procedures for the morphology of lake shores and for macrophytes in rivers.

Schuwirth, N. (2020) Towards an integrated surface water quality assessment: aggregation over multiple pollutants and time, Water Research, 186, 116330 (11 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116330, Institutional Repository
Küry, D.; Stucki, P.; Martinez, N.; Roth, T.; Schuwirth, N.; Michel, C.; Schindler Wildhaber, Y. (2019) Vom IBCH zum IBCH_2019. Methoden-Update des Moduls "Makrozoobenthos Stufe F" im Modul-Stufen-Konzept, Aqua & Gas, 99(12), 47-54, Institutional Repository
Schuwirth, N.; Caradima, B.; Schindler Wildhaber, Y.; Sarbach-Remund, N. (2019) Analyse schweizweiter Makrozoobenthosdaten. Erkenntnisse über anthropogene Einflüsse und Monitoring-Design, Aqua & Gas, 99(12), 55-61, 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
Reichert, P.; Niederberger, K.; Rey, P.; Helg, U.; Haertel-Borer, S. (2019) The need for unconventional value aggregation techniques: experiences from eliciting stakeholder preferences in environmental management, EURO Journal on Decision Processes, 7(3-4), 197-219, doi:10.1007/s40070-019-00101-9, Institutional Repository
Michel, C.; Schindler Wildhaber, Y.; Leib, V.; Remund, N.; Schuwirth, N. (2017) Überarbeitung des Makrozoobenthos-Index. Natürliche Einflussfaktoren, Ursache-Wirkungsanalyse und Diskussion des Spear-Index, Aqua & Gas, 97(4), 70-77, Institutional Repository
Reichert, P.; Langhans, S. D.; Lienert, J.; Schuwirth, N. (2015) The conceptual foundation of environmental decision support, Journal of Environmental Management, 154, 316-332, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.053, Institutional Repository
Langhans, S. D.; Reichert, P.; Schuwirth, N. (2014) The method matters: a guide for indicator aggregation in ecological assessments, Ecological Indicators, 45, 494-507, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.05.014, Institutional Repository
Langhans, S. D.; Lienert, J.; Schuwirth, N.; Reichert, P. (2013) How to make river assessments comparable: a demonstration for hydromorphology, Ecological Indicators, 32, 264-275, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.03.027, Institutional Repository
Reichert, P.; Schuwirth, N.; Langhans, S. (2013) Constructing, evaluating and visualizing value and utility functions for decision support, Environmental Modelling and Software, 46, 283-291, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.01.017, Institutional Repository
Schlosser, J. A.; Haertel-Borer, S.; Liechti, P.; Reichert, P. (2013) Konzept für die Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Seen in der Schweiz. Anleitung zur Entwicklung und Anwendung von Beurteilungsmethoden, 38 p, Institutional Repository
Langhans, S. D.; Reichert, P. (2011) Einbettung von Verfahren zur Fliessgewässerbewertung in ein übergeordnetes Gewässermanagementkonzept. Vorschläge am Beispiel des Modulstufenkonzepts, Wasser, Energie, Luft, 103(3), 204-214, Institutional Repository
Reichert, P.; Schuwirth, N.; Langhans, S. D. (2011) MCWM – Ein Konzept für multikriterielle Entscheidungsunterstützung im Wassermanagement, Wasser, Energie, Luft, 103(2), 139-148, Institutional Repository