Impacts of Global Change on the Water Cycle in the Elbe Region - Risks and Options

River Elbe


GLOWA-Elbe Book 2008 (english)

GLOWA-Elbe Book 2005 (german)

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Model descriptions of the GLOWA-Elbe model system

  • WISYS DHI-WASY GmbH Berlin
    GIS based Water Information System for River basin management and tasks deriving from the European Water framework Directive
  • STAR Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
    Model developed to minimise the inaccuracy of regional results of climate simulations from global models

    Scenarios in the diagram generator

  • SWIM Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
    Estimation of hydrologial processes, plant growth and nutrient circulation on catchment or regional scale, taking account of global change (climate change, changes of land use).
  • WBalMo ( ArcGRM) DHI-WASY GmbH Berlin
    Instrument for balancing natural water supply and water demand, and development of scenarios for long-term satisfaction of water demand under inclusion of stochastic variability of water supply
  • MONERIS Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin (IGB)
    Quantification of nutrient input and loads in river basins to analyse the evectiveness of realized and proposed reduction measures
  • QSIM The German Federal Institute of Hydrology Koblenz (BfG)
    Estimation of the effects of waterway construction and other measures on water quality, nutrient budgets and plankton dynamics of large river systems - simulation and forecasting
  • REGE German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW)
    Development of economic guide data for forecasting of comprehensive regional planning
  • LandUseScanner Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)
    Consistent integration of spatial requirements of different sectors in long-term forecasts for comprehensive regional planning in the Netherlands, further applications in Europe
  • RAUMIS Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries Braunschweig (vTI)
    Closed, regionally differentiated ex-post depiction of the agricultural sector by merging information from various sources. Medium- term analyses of the effectiveness of alternative agricultural and environmental policies.
  • KaSIM Research Centre Jülich, Programme group Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (FZJ)
    Simulation model for the illustration of developments in the use of power plants on a regional level. Future capacity and water demand can be calculated according to region or power plant type, for example.

Models without description

  • WASSERINFRASTRUKTUR Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research Karlsruhe (ISI)
    Modelling of diffusion from new water technologies and water infrastructural systems
  • HAUSHALT WASSER Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle (UFZ)/ Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.
    Econometric model for estimation of future water demand in Leipzig as basic model for water demand estimation for economic analysis according to WRRL
  • INDUSTRIE WASSER Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Landscape and Environmental Planning / Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (TUB)
    The specially developed model INDUSTRIE WASSER helps calculate forecasts of demand and cost functions of surface water users in the Elbe catchment, as well as nutrient emissions
  • WABI Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research e. V. Müncheberg (ZALF)
    Originally developed for water balance calculations for areas of fen with regulation of ground water, to determine whether they can become wet again.
  • EMMO2 Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin (IGB)
    Demonstrates reactions of lakes to anthropogenic influence, to analyse aquatic ecosystems
  • MODAM Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research e. V. Müncheberg (ZALF)
    Analysis of different nature protection strategies in farming



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