Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3267–3298, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3267–3298, 2020

Model description paper 21 Jul 2020

Model description paper | 21 Jul 2020

Development of the Community Water Model (CWatM v1.04) – a high-resolution hydrological model for global and regional assessment of integrated water resources management

Peter Burek et al.

Data sets

CWATM v1.04 - 0.5 deg dataset Peter Burek and Yusuke Satoh

Model code and software

Community Water Model (CwatM) Peter Burek, Mikhail Smilovic, Yusuke Satoh, Taher Kahil, Luca Guillaumot, Ting Tang, Peter Greve, and Yoshihide Wada

Short summary
We present the new global hydrological model "Community Water Model" (CWatM), which can be used globally and regionally. The model is open source and written with the Python programming language. It uses global, freely available data in a smart and state-of-the-art format. It includes the major hydrological processes but also takes into account human activities, such as water use and reservoir regulation, by calculating water demand from the agriculture, domestic, and industrial sectors.