Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1593–1609, 2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1593–1609, 2017

Research article 16 Mar 2017

Research article | 16 Mar 2017

Can integrative catchment management mitigate future water quality issues caused by climate change and socio-economic development?

Mark Honti et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (30 Dec 2016) by Greg Characklis
AR by Mark Honti on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2017) by Greg Characklis
Short summary
We present a new catchment model that covers most major pollutants and is suitable for uncertainty analysis. The effects of climate change, population dynamics, socio-economic development, and management strategies on water quality are demonstrated in a small catchment in the Swiss Plateau. Models and data are still the largest sources of uncertainty for some water quality parameters. Uncertainty assessment helps to select robust management and focus research and monitoring efforts.