Impact on the water balance

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 hydropower, water supplies, urban drainage, navigation, agriculture, ecology and water-induced natural hazards.


Effects of climate change on Swiss waters

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.

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Hydro-CH2018 hydrological scenarios

Effects of climate change on Swiss water bodies

Hydrological principles of climate change

Here you will find all Hydro-CH2018 thematic studies and research reports.