Climate change has major implications for the use of water bodies by humans. Drinking water abstraction, irrigation, electricity generation, heat production and cooling will be limited at times, and there will need to be trade-offs between different uses in order not to overload ecosystems. Flood management will also have to adapt.
The report ‘Effects of climate change on Swiss waters’ gives a concise overview of the results and is a gateway to further technical information and data.
Last modification 01.07.2021