Input data set: Water abstraction for domestic and industrial uses

Protocol relation: Protocol
Data Type: Other human influences
Simulation rounds: ISIMIP2b

Water abstraction for domestic and industrial uses consistent with SSP2. Histsoc (1901-2005); rcp26soc (2006-2099); rcp60soc (2006-2099); 2100rcp26soc (2100-2299).

Scenarios: 2100rcp26soc, histsoc, rcp26soc, rcp60soc

For modelling groups that do not have their own representation, we provide files containing the multi-model mean (from WaterGAP, PCR-GLOBWB and H08) scenarios for domestic and industrial water withdrawal and consumption under SSP2 from the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS; Wada et al., 2016) project.


Since data is only available until 2050, the values are kept constant from 2050 onwards. The data provided for rcp26soc and rcp60soc are identical and both taken from simulations based on RCP6.0. RCP4.5 data should be used for the RCP2.6 simulations because RCP2.6 was not considered by WFaS. The difference is expected to be small compared to the influence of socio-economic conditions. consistent with SSP2 and RCP2.6/6.0.

Download Instructions

For ISIMIP participants, these files are available for download on the DKRZ server using the path /ISIMIP/ISIMIP2b/InputData/water_abstraction/.

For external users, these data will shortly be made available on the ISIMIP ESGF server ( Currently they are available via an rsync facility (described here:, for which the password will be provided upon request (