Climate change affects the entire water cycle. Surface and underground waters are equally exposed to changes in water quantity and quality. This has direct repercussions on water balance and management.
Water availability in Switzerland will not change significantly by the end of the century. However, precipitation will be distributed differently across the year and the quantity of water stored in snow and glaciers will fall due to the increase in temperature. As a result, seasonal discharge distribution and thus seasonal water availability will change throughout almost the whole of Switzerland.
Impacts and measures
Last modification 21.11.2018