Rosi Siber's research while affiliated with Eawag: Das Wasserforschungs-Institut des ETH-Bereichs and other places

Publications (8)

Technical Report
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Summary This report describes how water and aquatic ecosystems in Switzerland are presently being utilised. It also documents present and – as far as foreseeable – future conflicts and potential synergies resulting from the different uses. The analysis is based wherever possible on knowledge gained by NRP 61 research projects, yet also draws on ins...
Technical Report
Full-text available
Summary This report describes how water and aquatic ecosystems in Switzerland are presently being utilised. It also documents present and – as far as foreseeable – future conflicts and potential synergies resulting from the different uses. The analysis is based wherever possible on knowledge gained by NRP 61 research projects, yet also draws on ins...
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Publisher Summary Rivers recognize no political boundaries. This is particularly true for Europe, which has over 150 transboundary rivers. For example, the Danube is the 29th longest river globally and it drains parts of 19 countries and 10 ecoregions. Further, 8 of the 10 largest catchments in Europe are in the eastern plains of Russia and the Ukr...
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Lack of sufficiently detailed data often limits the applicability of complex transport-reaction models for estimating potential herbicide loss to surface waters. Therefore, there is also a need for simple models that are easy to apply but still capture the main features of the underlying processes. In this study, a simple regression model was devel...
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In a national effort, since 1972, the Swiss Government started the “National Long-term Monitoring of Swiss Rivers” (NADUF) program aimed at evaluating the chemical and physical states of major rivers leaving Swiss political boundaries. The established monitoring network of 19 sampling stations included locations on all major rivers of Switzerland....
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Twenty-five years of extensive water temperature data show regionally coherent warming to have occurred in Alpine rivers and streams at all altitudes, reflecting changes in regional air temperature. Much of this warming occurred abruptly in 1987/1988. For brown trout populations, the warming resulted in an upward shift in thermal habitat that was a...

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... The basin is heterogeneous, as one third is mountainous and has a mean altitude of 450 m [53]. The Danube River flows from the Black Forest Mountains in Germany to the Black Sea in Romania; it is 2857 km long, and has a mean annual discharge at the mouth of 6486 m 3 /s [54]. The Danube River connects 27 large, and over 300 smaller, tributaries [1]. ...
... Due to the complex geomorphology of the delta and the inconsistent appellation of its river system, there is no conventional definition in the literature of the geographical boundaries of the RMS Delta. Different calculation methods evaluate its area between 20,000 km 2 (Meyer & Nijhuis 2014) and 25,000 km 2 (Tockner et al. 2009). In order to compare it with Taihu Basin, this research defines the RMS Delta region as the coastal zone with an altitude below 10 m above sea level (a.s.l.), and focuses exclusively on its Dutch part in order to reflect on national-level data and policies. ...
... Water milling and hydropower should be considered not only in terms of the use of water energy by humans, but also in the context of the impact of this activity on the natural environment. As much as 95% of the floodplains in Central Europe have been destroyed or transformed by man [1]. It is believed that milling was one of the first manifestations of anthropopressure within river channels and floodplains [2]. ...
... Authors of the Swiss research project PNR61 on sustainable water management provide valuable tables on intersectorial linkages (Lanz et al. 2014). Using such tables would enhance water regime coherence and result in more secure patterns of use. ...
... There are countless effects of climate change on aquatic systems through non-natural pathways -these changes may even be the main cascading effects from climatic drivers that will affect the ecosystems. Lanz et al. (2014) noted that human activities will largely determine the quality of our waters, generally overriding the effects of climate change. Figure 15.1 provides a graphical view of some of the expected impacts, comparing the effects caused directly by climate change and the ones caused by other human activity. ...
... Climate change is predicted to increase both the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves (HWs) (Jentsch et al., 2007;Woolway et al., 2021). Shallow freshwater ecosystems are specifically prone to suffer from thermal extremes (Hari et al., 2006;Rasconi et al., 2017;Till et al., 2019). Yet, the knowledge of the effects of HWs in shallow lakes, wetlands, or semi-stagnant water bodies, is still scarce (Woolway et al., 2021). ...
... The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) developed by Arnold et al. (1998) is a physically based hydrological model that is used widely in literature for different purposes. Several researchers have been studied with SWAT for simulating runoff (Jakada & Chen 2020), sediment yield (Rodríguez-Blanco et al. 2016), water quality (Abbaspour et al. 2007;Qi et al. 2020), determine soil erosion areas (Vigiak et al. 2015;Dutta & Sen 2017;Abdelwahab et al. 2018;Daramola et al. 2019), and in different watersheds across the globe. Additionally, the model has been applied to assess the impact of climate change (Zhang et al. 2014;Tzoraki et al. 2015;Pal & Chakrabortty 2019;De Girolamo et al. 2022); land use, and land cover change effect assessment (Jodar-Abellan et al. 2019). ...
... Vários estudos já relataram o impacto do tebuthiuron residual em diferentes ecossistemas aquáticos e no entorno da área plantada com cana-de-açúcar (MICKELSON et al., 2001;SIBER et al., 2009;LEWIS et al., 2012;FLORES et al., 2013), assim como a sua bioacumulação nos organismos, impactando negativamente na biodiversidade de espécies vegetais e animais em diferentes ecossistemas (DAM et al., 2004;SIBER et al., 2009;QIAO et al., 2014). Assim, há prejuízo à saúde humana devido a ingestão de alimentos contaminados ou através do contato com contaminante (BOUWMAN et al., 2012). ...