Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3967–3985, 2016

Special issue: HYPER Droughts (HYdrological Precipitation – Evaporation...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3967–3985, 2016
Research article
27 Sep 2016
Research article | 27 Sep 2016

A three-pillar approach to assessing climate impacts on low flows

Gregor Laaha et al.

Related authors

A mixed distribution approach for low-flow frequency analysis – Part 2: Modeling dependency using a copula-based estimator
Gregor Laaha
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,,, 2022
Preprint under review for HESS
Short summary
Low-flow estimation beyond the mean – expectile loss and extreme gradient boosting for spatiotemporal low-flow prediction in Austria
Johannes Laimighofer, Michael Melcher, and Gregor Laaha
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4553–4574,,, 2022
Short summary
Lessons from the 2018–2019 European droughts: a collective need for unifying drought risk management
Veit Blauhut, Michael Stoelzle, Lauri Ahopelto, Manuela I. Brunner, Claudia Teutschbein, Doris E. Wendt, Vytautas Akstinas, Sigrid J. Bakke, Lucy J. Barker, Lenka Bartošová, Agrita Briede, Carmelo Cammalleri, Ksenija Cindrić Kalin, Lucia De Stefano, Miriam Fendeková, David C. Finger, Marijke Huysmans, Mirjana Ivanov, Jaak Jaagus, Jiří Jakubínský, Svitlana Krakovska, Gregor Laaha, Monika Lakatos, Kiril Manevski, Mathias Neumann Andersen, Nina Nikolova, Marzena Osuch, Pieter van Oel, Kalina Radeva, Renata J. Romanowicz, Elena Toth, Mirek Trnka, Marko Urošev, Julia Urquijo Reguera, Eric Sauquet, Aleksandra Stevkov, Lena M. Tallaksen, Iryna Trofimova, Anne F. Van Loon, Michelle T. H. van Vliet, Jean-Philippe Vidal, Niko Wanders, Micha Werner, Patrick Willems, and Nenad Živković
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2201–2217,,, 2022
Short summary
A mixed distribution approach for low-flow frequency analysis – Part 1: concept, performance and effect of seasonality
Gregor Laaha
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,,, 2022
Revised manuscript under review for HESS
Short summary
Contradictory signal in future surface water availability in Austria: increase on average vs. higher probability of droughts
Klaus Haslinger, Wolfgang Schöner, Jakob Abermann, Gregor Laaha, Konrad Andre, Marc Olefs, and Roland Koch
EGUsphere,,, 2022
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Catchment hydrology | Techniques and Approaches: Modelling approaches
Simulating the hydrological impacts of land use conversion from annual crop to perennial forage in the Canadian Prairies using the Cold Regions Hydrological Modelling platform
Marcos R. C. Cordeiro, Kang Liang, Henry F. Wilson, Jason Vanrobaeys, David A. Lobb, Xing Fang, and John W. Pomeroy
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5917–5931,,, 2022
Short summary
How can we benefit from regime information to make more effective use of long short-term memory (LSTM) runoff models?
Reyhaneh Hashemi, Pierre Brigode, Pierre-André Garambois, and Pierre Javelle
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5793–5816,,, 2022
Short summary
On the value of satellite remote sensing to reduce uncertainties of regional simulations of the Colorado River
Mu Xiao, Giuseppe Mascaro, Zhaocheng Wang, Kristen M. Whitney, and Enrique R. Vivoni
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5627–5646,,, 2022
Short summary
Assessing runoff sensitivity of North American Prairie Pothole Region basins to wetland drainage using a basin classification-based virtual modelling approach
Christopher Spence, Zhihua He, Kevin R. Shook, John W. Pomeroy, Colin J. Whitfield, and Jared D. Wolfe
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5555–5575,,, 2022
Short summary
A large-sample investigation into uncertain climate change impacts on high flows across Great Britain
Rosanna A. Lane, Gemma Coxon, Jim Freer, Jan Seibert, and Thorsten Wagener
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5535–5554,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Blöschl, G. and Montanari, A.: Climate change impacts–throwing the dice?, Hydrol. Process., 24, 374–381, 2010.
Blöschl, G., Viglione, A., Merz, R., Parajka, J., Salinas, J. L., and Schöner, W.: Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Hochwasser und Niederwasser (Climate impacts on floods and low flows), Österr. Wasser- Abfallwirtsch., 63, 21–30, 2011.
Blöschl, G., Viglione, A., and Montanari, A.: Emerging Approaches to Hydrological Risk Management in a Changing World, in Climate Vulnerability, 3–10, Elsevier, 2013.
Böhm, R., Auer, I., Brunetti, M., Maugeri, M., Nanni, T., and Schöner, W.: Regional temperature variability in the European Alps: 1760–1998 from homogenized instrumental time series, Int. J. Climatol., 21, 1779–1801,, 2001.
Short summary
We present a framework for assessing climate impacts on future low flows that combines different sources of information termed pillars. To illustrate the framework, three pillars are chosen: low-flow observation, climate observations and climate projections. By combining different sources of information we aim at more robust projections than obtained from each pillar alone. The viability of the framework is illustrated for four example catchments from Austria.