Modeling human-water-systems: towards a comprehensive and spatially distributed assessment of co-evolutions for river basins in Central Europe
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.
Krahe, P., Nilson, E., Knoche, M., and Ebner von Eschenbach, A.-D.: Modeling human-water-systems: towards a comprehensive and spatially distributed assessment of co-evolutions for river basins in Central Europe, Proc. IAHS, 373, 119-123, doi:10.5194/piahs-373-119-2016, 2016.