Journal Publications


Caceres, D., Marzeion, B., Malles, J.H., Gutknecht, B., Müller Schmied, H., Döll, P. (2020): Assessing global water mass transfers from continents to oceans over the period 1948–2016. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4831–4851. doi: 10.5194/hess-24-4831-2020

Cucchi, M., Weedon, G. P., Amici, A., Bellouin, N., Lange, S., Müller Schmied, H., Hersbach, H., and Buontempo, C. (2020): WFDE5: bias-adjusted ERA5 reanalysis data for impact studies. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2097–2120,

Vanderkelen, I., van Lipzig, N. P. M., Lawrence, D. M., Droppers, B., Golub, M., Gosling, S. N., Janssen, A. B. G., Marcé, R., Müller Schmied, H., Perroud, M., Pierson, D., Pokhrel, Y., Satoh, Y., Schewe, J., Seneviratne, S. I., Stepanenko, V. M., Tan, Z., Woolway, R. I., Thiery, W. ( 2020): Global heat uptake by inland waters. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL087867.

Reinecke, R., Wachholz, A., Mehl, S., Foglia, L., Niemann, C., Döll, P. (2020): Importance of spatial resolution in global groundwater modeling. Groundwater, 58(3), 363-376. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12996

Hosseini-Moghari, S.-M., Araghinejad, S., Tourian, M.J., Ebrahimi, K., Döll, P. (2020): Quantifying the impacts of human water use and climate variations on recent drying of Lake Urmia basin: the value of different sets of spaceborne and in situ data for calibrating a global hydrological model. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1939-1956. doi:10.5194/hess-24-1939-2020

Do, H. X., Zhao, F., Westra, S., Leonard, M., Gudmundsson, L., Boulange, J. E. S., Chang, J., Ciais, P., Gerten, D., Gosling, S. N., Müller Schmied, H., Stacke, T., Telteu, C.-E., and Wada, Y. (2020): Historical and future changes in global flood magnitude – evidence from a model–observation investigation. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1543–1564,

Meza, I., Siebert, S., Döll, P., Kusche, J., Herbert, C., Rezai, E.E., Nouri, H., Gerdener, H., Popat, E., Frischen, J., Naumann, G., Vogt, J., Walz, Y., Sebesvari, Z., Hagenlocher, M. (2020): Global-scale drought risk assessment for agricultural systems. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 695–712. doi: 10.5194/nhess-20-695-2020

Döll, P., Trautmann, T., Göllner, M., Müller Schmied, H. (2020): A global-scale analysis of water storage dynamics of inland wetlands: Quantifying the impacts of human water use and man-made reservoirs as well as the unavoidable and avoidable impacts of climate change. Ecohydrology, 13, e2175. doi: 10.1002/eco.2175


Shiogama, H., Hasegawa, T., Fujimori, S., Murakami, D. Takahashi, K., Tanaka, K., Emori, S., Kubota, I., Abe, M., Imada, Y., Watanabe, M., Mitchell; D., Schaller, N., Sillmann, J., Fischer, E. M., Scinocca, J. F., Bethke, I., Lierhammer, L., Takakura, J., Trautmann, T., Döll, D., Ostberg, S., Müller Schmied, H., Saeed , F., Schleussner, C.-F. (2019): Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C will lower increases in inequalities of four hazard indicators of climate change. Environmental Research Letters 14 124022. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab5256

Reinecke, R., Foglia, L., Mehl, S., Herman, J.D., Wachholz, A., Trautmann, T., Döll, P. (2019): Spatially distributed sensitivity of simulated global groundwater heads and flows to hydraulic conductivity, groundwater recharge and surface water body parameterization. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4561-4582. doi: 10.5194/hess-2019-10

Cazenave, A., Hamlington, B., Horwath, M., Barletta, V.R., Benveniste, J., Chambers, D., Döll, P., Hogg, A.E., Legeais, J.F., Merrifield, M., Meyssignac, B., Mitchum, G., Nerem, S., Pail, R., Palanisamy, H., Paul, F., von Schuckmann, K., Thompson, P. (2019): Observational requirements for long-term monitoring of the global mean sea Level and its components over the altimetry era. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:582. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00582

Reinecke, R., Foglia, L., Mehl, S., Trautmann, T., Cáceres, D., Döll, P. (2019): Challenges in developing a global gradient-based groundwater model (G³M v1.0) for the integration into a global hydrological model, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2401-2418. doi: 10.5194/gmd-12-2401-2019.

Scanlon, B.R., Zhang, Z., Rateb, A., Sun, A.Y., Wiese, D., Save, H., Beaudoing, H., Lo, M.H.,Müller Schmied, H., Döll, P., van Beek, R., Swenson, S., Lawrence, D., Croteau, M., Reedy, R.C. (2019): Tracking seasonal fluctuations in land water storage using global models and GRACE satellites, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 5254-5264. doi:10.1029/2018GL081836.

Herbert, C., Döll, P. (2019): Global assessment of current and future groundwater stress with a focus on transboundary aquifers, Water Resour. Res., 55. doi: 10.1029/2018WR023321.

Liu, X., Liu, W., Yang, H., Tang, Q., Flörke, M., Masaki, Y., Müller Schmied, H., Ostberg, S., Pokhrel, Y., Satoh, Y., Wada, Y. (2019): Multimodel assessments of human and climate impacts on mean annual streamflow in China, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1245–1261, doi: 10.5194/hess-23-1245-2019.

Schewe, J. et al. (2019): State-of-the-art global models underestimate impacts from climate extremes, Nature Communications, 10, 1005, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08745-6.

Zaherpour, J., Mount, N., Gosling, S. N., Dankers, R., Eisner, S., Gerten, D., Liu, X., Masaki, Y., Müller Schmied, H., Tang, Q., Wada, Y. (2019): Exploring the value of machine learning for weighted multi-model combination of an ensemble of global hydrological models. Environmental Modelling and Software 114, 112–128, Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.01.003.


Wang, J., Song, C., Reager, J. T., Yao, F., Famiglietti, J. S., Sheng, Y., MacDonald, G. M., Brun, F., Müller Schmied, H., Marston,R. A., Wada,Y. (2018): Recent global decline in endorheic basin water storages. Nature Geoscience 11, 926–932. doi: 10.1038/s41561-018-0265-7.

Woltersdorf, L., Lang, P., Döll, P. (2018): How to set up a transdisciplinary research project in Central Asia: description and evaluation. Sustainability Science. doi: 10.1007/s11625-018-0625-7.

Zaherpour, J., Gosling, S. N., Mount, N., Müller Schmied, H., Veldkamp, T. I. E., Dankers, R., Eisner, S., Gerten, D., Gudmundsson, L., Haddeland, I., Hanasaki, N., Kim, H., Leng, G., Liu, J., Masaki, Y., Oki, T., Pokhrel, Y., Satoh, Y., Schewe, J., Wada, Y. (2018): Worldwide evaluation of mean and extreme runoff from six global-scale hydrological models that account for human impacts. Environmental Research Letters 13, 065015, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac547.

Wartenburger, R., Seneviratne, S. I., Hirschi, M., Chang, J., Ciais, P., Deryng, D., Elliott, J., Folberth, C., Gosling, S. N., Gudmundsson, L., Henrot, A.-J., Hickler, T., Ito, A., Khabarov, N., Kim, H., Leng, G., Liu, J, Liu, X., Masaki, Y., Morfopoulus, C., Müller, C., Müller Schmied, H., Nishina, K., Orth, R., Pokhrel, Y., Pugh, T. A. M., Satoh, Y., Schaphoff, S., Schmid, E., Sheffield, J., Stacke, T., Steinkamp, J., Tang, Q., Thiery, W., Wada, Y., Wang, X., Weedon, G. P., Yang, H., Zhou, T. (2018): Evapotranspiration simulations in ISIMIP2a - Evaluation of spatio-temporal characteristics with a comprehensive ensemble of independent datasets. Environmental Research Letters 13, 075001, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac4bb.

WCRP Global Sea Level Budget Group (2018): Global sea-level budget 1993–present. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1551-1590, doi: 10.5194/essd-10-1551-2018.

Veldkamp, T. I. E., Zhao, F., Ward, P. J., de Moel, H., Aerts, J. C. J. H., Müller Schmied, H., Portmann, F. T., Masaki, Y., Pokhrel, Y., Liu, X., Satoh, Y., Gerten, D., Gosling, S. N., Zaherpour, J., Wada, Y. (2018): Human impact parameterizations in global hydrological models improve estimates of monthly discharges and hydrological extremes: a multi-model validation study. Environmental Research Letters 13, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab96f.

Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, Z., Save, H., Sun, A. Y., Müller Schmied, H., van Beek, L. P. H., Wiese, D. N., Wada, Y., Long, D., Reedy, R. C., Longuevergne, L., Döll, P., Bierkens, M. F. P. (2018): Global models underestimate large decadal declining and rising water storage trends relative to GRACE satellite data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115, 6, E1080-E1089, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704665115.

Döll, P., Trautmann, T., Gerten, D., Müller Schmied, H., Ostberg, S., Saaed, F., Schleussner, C.-F. (2018): Risks for the global freshwater system at 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming. Environ. Res. Lett., 13, 044038. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab7.

Huang, Z.; Hejazi, M., Li, X., Tang, Q., Vernon, C., Leng, G., Liu, Y., Döll, P., Eisner, S., Gerten, D., Hanasaki, N., Wada, Y. (2018): Reconstruction of global gridded monthly sectoral water withdrawals for 1971–2010 and analysis of their spatiotemporal patterns. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2117-2133. doi: 10.5194/hess-22-2117-2018

Tangdamrongsub, N., Han, S.-C., Tian, S., Müller Schmied, H., Sutanudjaja, E.H., Ran, J., Feng, W. (2018): Evaluation of Groundwater Storage Variations Estimated from GRACE Data Assimilation and State-of-the-Art Land Surface Models in Australia and the North China Plain. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 483. doi:10.3390/rs10030483

Schumacher, M., Forootan, E., van Dijk, A.I.J.M., Müller Schmied, H., Crosbie, R.S., Kusche, J., Döll, P. (2018): Improving drought simulations within the Murray-Darling Basin by combined calibration/assimilation of GRACE data into the WaterGAP Global Hydrology Model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204, 212–228, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.029


Domisch, S., Portmann, F.T., Kuemmerlen, M., O'Hara, R.B., Johnson, R.K., Davy-Bowker, J., Bækken, T., Zamora-Muñoz, C., Sáinz-Bariáin, M., Bonada, N., Haase, P., Döll, P., Jähnig, S.C. (2017): Using streamflow observations to estimate the impact of hydrological regimes and anthropogenic water use on European stream macroinvertebrate occurrences. Ecohydrology, 10(8), e1895, doi:10.1002/eco.1895

Döll, P. (2017): Cartograms facilitate communication of climate change risks and responsibilities. Earth’s Future, 5, 1182-1195. doi:10.1002/2017EF000677

Frieler, K., Lange, S., Piontek, F., Reyer, C. P. O., Schewe, J., Warszawski, L., Zhao, F., Chini, L., Denvil, S., Emanuel, K., Geiger, T., Halladay, K., Hurtt, G., Mengel, M., Murakami, D., Ostberg, S., Popp, A., Riva, R., Stevanovic, M., Suzuki, T., Volkholz, J., Burke, E., Ciais, P., Ebi, K., Eddy, T. D., Elliott, J., Galbraith, E., Gosling, S. N., Hattermann, F., Hickler, T., Hinkel, J., Hof, C., Huber, V., Jägermeyr, J., Krysanova, V., Marcé, R., Müller Schmied, H., Mouratiadou, I., Pierson, D., Tittensor, D. P., Vautard, R., van Vliet, M., Biber, M. F., Betts, R. A., Bodirsky, B. L., Deryng, D., Frolking, S., Jones, C. D., Lotze, H. K., Lotze-Campen, H., Sahajpal, R., Thonicke, K., Tian, H., and Yamagata, Y. (2017): Assessing the impacts of 1.5 °C global warming – simulation protocol of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP2b). Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4321-4345, 2017. doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-4321-2017

Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Rakovec, O., Zink, M., Wanders, N., Eisner, S., Müller Schmied, H., Sutanudjaja, E. H., Warrach-Sagi, K., Attinger, S. (2017): Toward seamless hydrologic predictions across spatial scales. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4323-4346, 2017. doi:10.5194/hess-21-4323-2017

Wada, Y., Bierkens, M. F. P., de Roo, A., Dirmeyer, P. A., Famiglietti, J. S., Hanasaki, N., Konar, M., Liu, J., Müller Schmied, H., Oki T., Pokhrel, Y., Sivapalan, M., Troy, T. J., van Dijk, A. I. J. M., van Emmerik, T., Van Huijgevoort, M. H. J., Van Lanen, H. A. J., Vörösmarty, C. J., Wanders, N., Wheater, H. (2017): Human–water interface in hydrological modelling: current status and future directions. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4169-4193, 2017. doi:10.5194/hess-21-4169-2017

Zhao, F., Veldkamp, T.I.E., Frieler, K., Schewe, J., Ostberg, S., Willner, S., Schauberger, B., Gosling, S.N., Müller Schmied, H., Portmann, F.T., Leng, G., Huang, M., Liu, X., Tang, Q., Hanasaki, N., Biemans, H., Gerten, D., Satoh, Y., Pokhrel, Y., Stacke, T., Ciais, P., Chang, J., Ducharne, A., Guimberteau, M., Wada, Y., Kim, H., Yamazaki, D (2017): The critical role of the routing scheme in simulating peak river discharge in global hydrological models. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 7, 075003.

Veldkamp, T.I.E., Wada, Y., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Döll, P., Gosling, S.N., Liu, J., Masaki, Y., Oki, T., Ostberg, S., Pokhrel, Y., Satoh, Y., Kim, H., Ward, P.J. (2017): Water scarcity hotspots travel downstream due to human interventions in the 20th and 21st century. Nature Communications, 8, 15697. doi:10.1038/ncomms15697

Masaki, Y.; Hanasaki, N.; Biemans, H.; Müller Schmied, H.; Tang, Q.; Wada, Y.; Gosling, S. N.; Takahashi, K.; Hijioka, Y.; (2017): Intercomparison of global river discharge simulations focusing on dam operation—multiple models analysis in two case-study river basins, Missouri–Mississippi and Green–Colorado. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 5, 055002.

Döll, P., Romero-Lankao, P. (2017): How to embrace uncertainty in participatory climate change risk management – A roadmap. Earth`s Future, 5, 18-36. doi: 10.1002/2016EF000411


Müller Schmied, H.; Müller, R.; Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; Ahrens, B.; Wild, M. (2016): Evaluation of Radiation Components in a Global Freshwater Model with Station-Based Observations. Water 2016, 8, 450, doi:10.3390/w8100450.

Siew, T.F., Aenis, T., Spangenberg, J.H., Nauditt, A., Döll, P., Frank, S., Ribbe, L., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Rumbaur, C., Settele, J., Wang, J. (2016): Transdisciplinary research in support of land and water management in China and Southeast Asia: evaluation of four research projects. Sustainability Science, 11, 813-829. doi: 10.1007/s11625-016-0378-0.

Barth, N., Döll, P. (2016): Assessing the ecosystem service flood protection of a riparian forest by applying a cascade approach. Ecosystem Services, 21, 39-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.07.012.

Müller Schmied, H., Adam, L., Eisner, S., Fink, G., Flörke, M., Kim, H., Oki, T., Portmann, F. T., Reinecke, R., Riedel, C., Song, Q., Zhang, J., and Döll, P. (2016): Variations of global and continental water balance components as impacted by climate forcing uncertainty and human water use. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2877-2898. doi:10.5194/hess-20-2877-2016

Schumacher, M., Kusche, J., Döll, P. (2016): A systematic impact assessment of GRACE error correlation on data assimilation in hydrological models. Journal of Geodesy, 90(6), 537-559. doi: 10.1007/s00190-016-0892-y

Khandu, Forootan, E., Schumacher, M., Awange, J. L., Müller Schmied, H. (2016): Exploring the influence of precipitation extremes and human water use on total water storage (TWS) changes in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Methna River Basin. Water Resources Research 52 (3), 2240-2258. doi: 10.1002/2015WR018113

Düspohl, M., Döll, P. (2016): Causal networks and scenarios: Participatory strategy development for promoting renewable electricity generation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 121, 218-230. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.117

Döll, P., Douville, H., Güntner, A., Müller Schmied, H., Wada, Y. (2016): Modelling freshwater resources at the global scale: Challenges and prospects. Surveys in Geophysics, 37(2), 195-221. doi: 10.1007/s10712-015-9343-1.

Woltersdorf, L., Scheidegger, R., Liehr, S., Döll, P. (2016): Municipal water reuse for urban agriculture in Namibia: Modeling nutrient and salt flows as impacted by sanitation user behavior. Journal of Environmental Management, 169, 272 284. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.12.025


Rumbaur, C., Thevs, N., Disse, M., Ahlheim, M., Brieden, A., Cyffka, B., Duethmann, D., Feike, T., Frör, O., Gärtner, P., Halik, Ü., Hill, J., Hinnenthal, M., Keilholz, P., Kleinschmit, B., Krysanova, V., Kuba, M., Mader, S., Menz, C., Othmanli, H., Pelz, S., Schroeder, M., Siew, T.F., Stender, V., Stahr, K., Thomas, F.M., Welp, M., Wortmann, M., Zhao, X., Chen, X., Jiang, T., Luo, J., Yimit, H., Yu, R., Zhang, X., Zhao, C. ( 2015): Sustainable management of river oases along the Tarim River (SuMaRiO) in Northwest China under conditions of climate change. Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 83-107, doi:10.5194/esd-6-83-2015.

Frieler, K., Levermann, A., Elliott, J., Heinke, J., Arneth, A., Bierkens, M.F.P., Ciais, P., Clark, D.B., Deryng, D., Döll, P. et al. (2015): A framework for the cross-sectoral integration of multi-model impact projections: land use decisions under climate impacts uncertainties. Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 447-460. doi:10.5194/esd-6-447-2015.

Woltersdorf, L., Liehr, S., Döll, P. (2015): Rainwater harvesting for small-holder horticulture in Namibia: Design of garden variants and assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation. Water, 7, 1402-1421. doi:10.3390/w7041402.

Woltersdorf, L., Liehr, S., Scheidegger, R., Döll, P. (2015): Small-scale water reuse for urban agriculture in Namibia: Modeling water flows and productivity. Urban Water Journal, 12(5), 414-429. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.900691.
There is a corrigendum: Urban Water Journal, 12(8), 691. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.938295.

Siebert, S., Kummu, M., Porkka, M., Döll, P., Ramankutty, N., Scanlon, B.R. (2015): A global dataset of the extent of irrigated land from 1900 to 2005. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1521-1545. doi:10.5194/hess-19-1521-2015.

Bierkens, M. F. P., Bell, V. A.; Burek, P., Chaney, N., Condon, L.E.; David, C.H., de Roo, A., Döll, P. et al. (2015): Hyper-resolution global hydrological modelling: what is next? Hydrol. Process. 29 (2), 310-320, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10391.

Döll, P, Jiménez-Cisneros, B., Oki, T., Arnell, N.W., Benito, G., Cogley, J.G., Jiang, T., Kundzewicz, Z.W., Mwakalila, S., Nishijima, A. (2015): Integrating risks of climate change into water management. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60(1), 3-14, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2014.967250.
Featured article of journal issue 60(1)


Eicker, A., Schumacher, M., Kusche, J., Döll, P., Müller Schmied, H. (2014): Calibration/Data Assimilation Approach for Integrating GRACE Data into the WaterGAP Global Hydrology Model (WGHM) Using an Ensemble Kalman Filter: First Results. Survey in Geophysics, 35 (6), 1285-1309, doi: 10.1007/s10712-014-9309-8.

Müller Schmied, H., Eisner, S., Franz, D., Wattenbach, M., Portmann, F. T., Flörke, M., and Döll, P. (2014): Sensitivity of simulated global-scale freshwater fluxes and storages to input data, hydrological model structure, human water use and calibration. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18, 3511-3538, doi:10.5194/hess-18-3511-2014.

Döll, P., Müller Schmied H., Schuh, C., Portmann F. T., Eicker A. (2014): Global-scale assessment of groundwater depletion and related groundwater abstractions: Combining hydrological modeling with information from well observations and GRACE satellites, Water Resour. Res., 50 (7), 5698-5720, doi:10.1002/2014WR015595.
Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award 2014

Döll, P., Fritsche, M., Eicker, A., Müller Schmied, H. (2014): Seasonal water storage variations as impacted by water abstractions: Comparing the output of a global hydrological model with GRACE and GPS observations. Survey in Geophysics. 35 (6), 1311-1331, doi: 10.1007/s10712-014-9282-2.

Hoff, H., Döll, P., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Hauser, S., Siebert, S. (2014): Water footprints of cities – indicators for sustainable consumption and production. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18, 213–226. doi: 10.5194/hess-18-213-2014.

Schewe, J., Heinke, J., Gerten, D., Haddeland, I., Arnell, N.W., Clark, D.B., Dankers, R., Eisner, S., Fekete, B.M., Colon-Gonzalez, F.J., Gosling, S.N., Kim, H., Liu, X., Masaki, Y., Portmann, F.T., Satoh, Y., Stacke, T., Tang, Q., Wada, Y., Wisser, D., Albrecht, T., Frieler, K., Piontek, F., Warszawski, L., Kabat, P. (2014): Multimodel assessment of water scarcity under climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (9), 3245-3250, doi:10.1073/pnas.1222460110.


Wada, Y., Wisser, D., Eisner, S., Flörke, M., Gerten, D., Haddeland, I., Hanasaki, N., Masaki, Y., Portmann, F.T., Stacke, T., Tessler, Z., Schewe, J. (2013): Multimodel projections and uncertainties of irrigation water demand under climate change, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40 (17), 4626-4632, doi:10.1002/grl.50686.

Davie, J.C.S., Falloon, P.D., Kahana, R., Dankers, R., Betts, R., Portmann, F.T., Wisser, D., Clark, D.B., Ito, A., Masaki, Y., Nishina, K., Fekete, B., Tessler, Z., Wada, Y., Liu, X., Tang, Q., Hagemann, S., Stacke, T., Pavlick, R., Schaphoff, S., Gosling, S.N., Franssen, W., Arnell, N. (2013): Comparing projections of future changes in runoff from hydrological and biome models in ISI-MIP, Earth Syst. Dynam. 4 (2), 359-374, doi:10.5194/esd-4-359-2013.

Döll, C., Döll, P., Bots, P. (2013): Semi-quantitative actor-based modeling as a tool to assess the drivers of change and physical variables in participatory integrated assessments. Environmental Modeling and Software,46, 21-32.

Portmann, F.T., Döll, P., Eisner, S., Flörke, M. (2013): Impact of climate change on renewable groundwater resources: assessing the benefits of avoided greenhouse gas emissions using selected CMIP5 climate projections. Environ. Res. Lett. 8 024023 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024023.

Taylor, R.G., Scanlon, B., Döll, P., Rodell, M., van Beek, R., Wada, Y., Longuevergne, L., Leblanc, M., Famiglietti, J.S., Edmunds, M., Konikow, L., Green, T.R., Chen, J., Taniguchi, M., Bierkens, M.F.P., MacDonald, A., Fan, Y., Maxwell, R.M., Yechieli, Y., Gurdak, J.J., Allen, D., Shamsudduha, M., Hiscock, K., Yeh, P.J.-F., Holman, I., Treidel, H. (2013): Ground water and climate change. Nature Climate Change 3, 322-329. doi:10.1038/nclimate1744.


Düspohl, M., Frank, S., Döll P. (2012):  A review of Bayesian Networks as a participatory modeling approach in support of sustainable environmental management. Journal of Sustainable Development. 5(12), 1-18, doi: 10.5539/jsd.v5n12p1.

Döll, P., Hoffmann-Dobrev, H., Portmann, F.T., Siebert, S., Eicker, A., Rodell, M., Strassberg, G., Scanlon, B.  (2012): Impact of water withdrawals from groundwater and surface water on continental water storage variations. J. Geodyn. 59-60, 143-156, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2011.05.001.

Fritsche, M., Döll, P., Dietrich, R. (2012): Global-scale validation of model-based load deformations from water mass and atmospheric pressure variations using GPS. J. Geodyn. 59-60, 133-142, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2011.04.001.

Siew, T., Döll, P. (2012): Transdisciplinary research for supporting the integration of ecosystem services into land and water management in the Tarim River Basin, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Arid Land, 4(2), 196-210, doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1227.2012.00196.

Döll, P., Müller Schmied, H. (2012): How is the impact of climate change on river flow regimes related to the impact on mean annual runoff? A global-scale analysis. Environ. Res. Lett., 7 (1), 014037 (11pp). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014037

Wood, E., Roundy, J.K., Troy, T.J., van Beek, R., Bierkens, M., Blyth, E., de Roo, A., Döll, P., Ek, M., Famiglietti, J., Gochis, D., van de Giesen, N., Houser, P., Jaffe, P., Kollet, S., Lehner, B., Lettenmaier, D.P., Peters-Lidard, C., Sivapalan, M., Sheffield, J., Wade, A., Whitehead, P. (2012): Reply to comment by Keith J. Beven and Hannah L. Cloke on “Hyperresolution global land surface modeling: Meeting a grand challenge for monitoring Earth's terrestrial water“. Water Resour. Res., VOL. 48, W01802, 2012, doi:10.1029/2011WR011202.


Lehner, B., Reidy Liermann, C., Revenga, C., Vörösmary, C., Fekete, B., Crouzet, P., Döll, P., Endejan, M., Frenken, K., Magome, J., Nilsson, C., Robertson, J.C., Rödel, R., Sindorf, N., Wisser, D. (2011): High resolution mapping of the world’s reservoirs and dams for sustainable river flow management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(9), 494-502.

Wood, E. F., Roundy, J. K., Troy, T. J., van Beek, L. P. H., Bierkens, M. F. P., Blyth, E., de Roo, A., Döll, P., Ek, M., Famiglietti, J., Gochis, D., van de Giesen, N., Houser, P., Jaffé, P. R., Kollet, S., Lehner, B., Lettenmaier, D. P., Peters-Lidard, C., Sivapalan, M., Sheffield, J., Wade, A.,  Whitehead, P. (2011): Hyperresolution global land surface modeling: Meeting a grand challenge for monitoring Earth’s terrestrial water. Water Resources Research, 47, W05301, doi:10.1029/2010WR010090


Siebert, S., Burke, J., Faures, J.M., Frenken, K., Hoogeveen, J., Döll, P., Portmann, F.T. (2010): Groundwater use for irrigation - a global inventory. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1863-1880, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1863-2010.

Adam, L., Döll, P., Prigent, C., Papa, F. (2010): Global-scale analysis of satellite-derived time series of naturally inundated areas as a basis for floodplain modelling. Adv. Geosci., 27, 45-50.

Hirabayashi, Y., Döll, P., Kanae, S. (2010): Global-scale modelling of glacier mass balances for water resources assessments: Glacier mass changes between 1948 and 2006. J. Hydrol., 390, 245-256.

Siebert, S., Portmann, F. T.,  Döll, P. (2010): Global patterns of cropland use intensity.  Remote Sens., 2(7), 1625-1643, doi:10.3390/rs2071625.

Döll, P., Zhang, J. (2010): Impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems: a global-scale analysis of ecologically relevant river flow alterations. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 783-799.

Siebert, S., Döll, P. (2010): Quantifying blue and green water uses and virtual water contents in global crop production as well as potential production losses without irrigation. J. Hydrol., 384, 198-217.

Portmann, F. T., S. Siebert, and P. Döll (2010): MIRCA2000 – Global monthly irrigated and rainfed crop areas around the year 2000: A new high-resolution data set for agricultural and hydrological modeling. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 24, GB1011, doi:10.1029/2008GB003435.

Kundzewicz, Z. W., Lugeri, N., Dankers, R., Hirabayashi, Y., Döll, P., Pínskwar, I., Dysarz, T., Hochrainer, S., Matczak, P. (2010): Assessing river flood risk and adaptation in Europe - review of projections for the future. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, doi: 10.1007/s11027-010-9213-6.


Döll, P., Fiedler, K., Zhang, J. (2009): Global-scale analysis of river flow alterations due to water withdrawals and reservoirs. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2413-2432.

Döll, P. (2009): Vulnerability to the impact of climate change on renewable groundwater resources: a global-scale assessment. Environ. Res. Lett., 4, 035006 (12pp). doi: 10.1088/1748- 9326/4/3/035006.

Kundzewicz, Z.W., Döll, P. (2009): Will groundwater ease freshwater stress under climate change? Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54(4), 665-675, doi: 10.1623/hysj.54.4.665.

Kundzewicz, Z. W., Mata, L. J. , Arnell, N. W., Döll, P., Jimenez, B., Miller, K., Oki, T.,  Sen . Z. (2009): Reply to discussion “Climate, hydrology and freshwater: towards an interactive incorporation of hydrological experience into climate research” . Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54(2), 406- 415, doi: 10.1623/hysj.54.2.406.

Titz, A., Döll, P. (2009). Actor modelling and its contribution to the development of integrative strategies for management of pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 672–681.


Döll, P., Berkhoff, K., Bormann, H., Fohrer, N., Gerten, D., Hagemann, S., Krol, M (2008): Advances and visions in large-scale hydrological modelling: findings from the 11th Workshop on Large-Scale Hydrological Modelling. Adv. Geosci., 18, 51- 61.

Hirabayashi, Y., Kanae, S., Motoya, K., Masuda, K., Döll, P. (2008): A 59-year (1948-2006) global near-surface meteorological data set for land surface models. Part II: Global snowfall estimation. Hydrological Research Letters, 2, 65-69.

Hirabayashi, Y., Kanae, S., Motoya, K., Masuda, K., Döll, P. (2008): A 59-year (1948-2006) global near-surface meteorological data set for land surface models. Part I: Development of daily forcing and assessment of precipitation intensity. Hydrological Research Letters, 2, 36-40.

Zhang, J., Döll, P. (2008): Assessment of ecologically relevant hydrological change in China due to water use and reservoirs. Adv. Geosci., 18, 25-30.

Kundzewicz, Z.W., Mata, L.J., Arnell, N.W., Döll, P., Jimenez, B., Miller, K., Oki, T., Sen, Z., Shiklomanov, I. (2008): The implications of projected climate change for freshwater resources and their management. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 53(1), 3-10.

Döll, P., Fiedler, K. (2008): Global-scale modeling of groundwater recharge. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 863–885.

Hunger, M., Döll, P. (2008): Value of river discharge data for global-scale hydrological modeling.Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 841-861.


Güntner, A., Stuck, J., Werth, S., Döll, P., Verzano, K., Merz, B. (2007): A global analysis of temporal and spatial variations in continental water storage. Water Resources Research, 43, W05416, DOI:10.1029/2006WR005247

Güntner, A., Schmidt, R., Döll, P. (2007): Supporting large- scale hydrogeological monitoring and modelling by time- variable gravity data. Hydrogeology Journal, 15(1), 167- 170, DOI: 10.1007/s10040-006-0089-1.


Lehner, B., Döll, P., Alcamo, J., Henrichs, H., Kaspar, F. (2006): Estimating the impact of global change on flood and drought risks in Europe: a continental, integrated analysis. Climatic Change, 75, 273–299. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-6338-4.

Schmidt, R., Schwintzer, P., Flechtner, F., Reigber, Ch., Güntner, A., Döll, P., Ramillien, G., Cazenave, A., Petrovic, S., Jochmann, H., Wünsch, J. (2006): GRACE observations of changes in continental water storage. Global and Planetary Change, 50, 112-126.


Siebert, S., Döll, P., Hoogeveen, J., Faures, J-M., Frenken, K., Feick, S. (2005): Development and validation of the global map of irrigation areas. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 9, 535-547.

Vassolo, S., Döll, P. (2005): Global-scale gridded estimates of thermoelectric power and manufacturing water use. Water Resources Research, 41, W04010. DOI:10.1029/2004WR003360.

Van Drecht, G., Bouwman, A.F., Boyer, E.W., Green, P., Siebert, S. (2005): A comparison of global spatial distributions of nitrogen input for nonpoint sources and effects on river nitrogen export. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19(4), GB4S06. DOI:10.1029/2005GB002454.


Smakhtin, V., Revenga, C., Döll, P. (2004): A pilot global assessment of environmental water requirements and scarcity. Water International, 29(3), 307-317. (Best Paper for Volume 29 of Water International)

de Araújo, J.C., Döll, P., Güntner, A., Krol, M., Beghini Rodrigues Abreu, C., Hauschild, M., Mendiondo, E.M. (2004): Water scarcity under scenarios of global climate change and regional development in semiarid Northeastern Brazil. Water International, 29(2), 209-220.

Lehner, B., Döll, P. (2004): Development and validation of a global database of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. J. Hydrol, 296 (1-4), 1-22.

Döll, P., Vassolo, S. (2004): Global-scale vs. regional-scale scenario assumptions: implications for estimating future water uses in the Elbe river basin. Regional Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-004-0074-y (online publication 5 June 2004).

Döll, P. (2003/2004): Szenarien der Wasserverfügbarkeit und -nutzung als Grundlage für eine integrative Wasserpolitik. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Umweltforschung, 15/16 (3-5), 396-416.


Alcamo, J., Döll, P., Henrichs, T., Kaspar, F., Lehner, B., Rösch, T., Siebert, S. (2003): Development and testing of the WaterGAP 2 global model of water use and availability. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 48(3), 317-338.

Alcamo, J., Döll, P., Henrichs, T., Kaspar, F., Lehner, B., Rösch, T., Siebert, S. (2003): Global estimates of water withdrawals and availability under current and future "business-as-usual" conditions. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 48(3), 339-348.

Döll, P., Kaspar, F., Lehner, B. (2003): A global hydrological model for deriving water availability indicators: model tuning and validation. Journal of Hydrology, 270 (1-2), 105-134.


Döll, P., Krol, M. (2002): Integrated scenarios of regional development in two semi-arid states of Northeastern Brazil. Integrated Assessment, 3(4), 308-320.

Döll, P., Hauschild, M. (2002): Model-based regional assessment of water use: an example for semi-arid Northeastern Brazil. Water International, 27(3), 310-320.

Döll, P., Hauschild, M. (2002): Model-based scenarios of water use in two semi-arid Brazilian states. Regional Environmental Change, 2(4), 150-162. DOI 10.1007/s10113-002-0046-z, online publication July 25, 2002.

Döll, P. (2002): Impact of climate change and variability on irrigation requirements: a global perspective. Climatic Change, 54(3), 269-293.

Döll, P., Siebert, S. (2002): Global modeling of irrigation water requirements. Water Resources Research, 38(4), 1037, 8.1-8.10, DOI 10.1029/2001WR000355.

Döll, P., Lehner, B. (2002): Validation of a new global 30-min drainage direction map. Journal of Hydrology, 258(1-4), 214-231.


Stoffregen, H., Döll, P., Wessolek, G., Renger, M. (2001): Austrocknungsgefährdung von Deponiebasisabdichtungen unter dem Einfluss von Temperaturgradienten. Wasser und Boden, 53(6), 7-11.


Döll, P., Siebert, S. (2000): A digital global map of irrigated areas. ICID Journal, 49(2), 55-66.

Bronstert, A., Krol, M., Jaeger, A., Güntner, A., Hauschild, M., Döll, P. (2000): Integrated modelling of water availability and management in the semi-arid Northeast of Brazil. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 25(3), 227-232.


Döll, P., Fohrer, N. (1999): Modellierung von Wasser- und Stofftransport in großen Einzugsgebieten - Stand der Forschung und Perspektiven. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 43(4), 191-196.

Döll, P., Kaspar, F., Alcamo, J. (1999): Computation of global water availability and water use at the scale of large drainage basins. Mathematische Geologie, 4, 111-118.

Stoffregen, H., Döll, P., Wessolek, G., Melchior, S., Vielhaber, B., Holzlöhner, U., Horn, R., Baumgartl, T., Gräsle, W., Bohne, K., Schmidt, M. (1999): Rißgefährdung von Kombinationsdichtungen durch temperaturabhängige Austrocknung. Müll und Abfall, 31(1), 29-35.


Döll, P. (1998): Austrocknung von Kombinationsdichtungen unter Deponien mit Wärmeentwicklung - Modellierung von Wasser- und Wasserdampftransport in Dichtschicht und Auflager. Müll und Abfall, 30(5), 295-302.


Döll, P. (1997): Desiccation of mineral liners below landfills with heat generation. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 123 (11), 1001-1009.


Döll, P., and Wessolek, G. (1995): Wasserhaushalt mineralischer Deponiebasisabdichtungen unter dem Einfluß von Temperaturgradienten. Z. Pflanzenernähr. Bodenk., 158, 23-30.

Döll, P., and Schneider, W. (1995): Lab and field measurements of the hydraulic conductivity of clayey silts. Ground Water, 33, 884-891.


Döll, P., Neumann-Peters, W., Kröger, J., and Schneider, W. (1993): In-situ Bestimmung des vertikalen Durchlässigkeitsbeiwerts von Klei durch Auswertung der Tidefortpflanzung. Z.angew.Geol., 39(2), 83-90.


Illangasekare, T.H., and Döll, P. (1989): A discrete kernel method of characteristics model of solute transport in water table aquifers. Water Resour. Res., 25(5), 857-867.