Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Development and technical paper
27 Oct 2020
Development and technical paper |  | 27 Oct 2020

Simulating human impacts on global water resources using VIC-5

Bram Droppers, Wietse H. P. Franssen, Michelle T. H. van Vliet, Bart Nijssen, and Fulco Ludwig

Model code and software

VIC-WUR model code Bram Droppers and Wietse H. P. Franssen

Support for VIC-WUR version 2.1.0 (Version VIC-WUR.2.1.0) Bram Droppers

UW-Hydro/VIC: VIC 5.0.1 J. Hamman, B. Nijssen, T. Bohn, W. Franssen, W., Yixinmao, and Gergel, D

Short summary
Our study aims to include both both societal and natural water requirements and uses into a hydrological model in order to enable worldwide assessments of sustainable water use. The model was extended to include irrigation, domestic, industrial, energy, and livestock water uses as well as minimum flow requirements for natural systems. Initial results showed competition for water resources between society and nature, especially with respect to groundwater withdrawals.