Articles | Volume 373
Proc. IAHS, 373, 119–123, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-119-2016
Proc. IAHS, 373, 119–123, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-119-2016

  12 May 2016

12 May 2016

Modeling human-water-systems: towards a comprehensive and spatially distributed assessment of co-evolutions for river basins in Central Europe

Peter Krahe, Enno Nilson, Malte Knoche, and Anna-Dorothea Ebner von Eschenbach Peter Krahe et al.
  • Department Water balance, Forecasting and Predictions, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, 56002, Germany

Abstract. In the context of river basin and flood risk management there is a growing need to improve the understanding of and the feedbacks between the driving forces “climate and socio-economy” and water systems. We make use of a variety of data resources to illustrate interrelationships between different constituents of the human-water-systems. Taking water storage for energy production as an example we present a first analysis on the co-evolution of socio-economic and hydrological indicators. The findings will serve as for the development of conceptual, but fully coupled socio-hydrological models for selected sectors and regions. These models will be used to generate integrated scenarios of the climate and socio-economic change.

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In the context of medium to long term river basin and flood risk management there is a growing need to improve the understanding of and the feedbacks between the driving forces "climate and socio-economy" and water systems, e.g. by combining scenarios of the global and regional climate change with those of developments of the society.