Articles | Volume 27, issue 8
Research article
25 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 25 Apr 2023

Dynamically coupling system dynamics and SWAT+ models using Tinamït: application of modular tools for coupled human–water system models

Joel Z. Harms, Julien J. Malard-Adam, Jan F. Adamowski, Ashutosh Sharma, and Albert Nkwasa


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-306', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Joel Harms, 31 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-306', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Dec 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Joel Harms, 31 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (31 Jan 2023) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Joel Harms on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2023) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Joel Harms on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2023)
Short summary
To facilitate the meaningful participation of stakeholders in water management, model choice is crucial. We show how system dynamics models (SDMs), which are very visual and stakeholder-friendly, can be automatically combined with physically based hydrological models that may be more appropriate for modelling the water processes of a human–water system. This allows building participatory SDMs with stakeholders and delegating hydrological components to an external hydrological model.