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Department of Geography

Swiss water bodies in a changing climate

There will be no general shortage, but water may be scarce depending on the region and time of year – conversely, heavier rainfall will lead to more local flooding. These and many more are the findings of the Hydro-CH2018.


GIUZ researchers were also part of it. As part of a sub-project on runoff components in the Rhine, they carried out simulations for glacial catchments in the Alps.

Media release, 16.03.2021
Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

The Hydro-CH2018 project: “Hydrological Principles of Climate Change”
As the leading federal agency for hydrology and water, the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN was commissioned by the Federal Council to investigate the impact of climate change on water. It did this in collaboration with 15 renowned Swiss research institutions. Scenarios were developed for various areas, and these provide a basis for decision-making and planning on climate change issues related to water. The scenarios are freely available to all interested parties.



Weiterführende Informationen

Hydrology and Climate (H2K)