Water Program Publications

Dos Santos S, Adams EA, Neville G, Wada Y, de Sherbinin A, Mullin Bernhardt E, & Adamo SV (2017). Urban growth and water access in sub-Saharan Africa: Progress, challenges, and emerging research directions. Science of the Total Environment 607: 497-508. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.157.

Mehran A, AghaKouchak A, Nakhjiri N, Stewardson MJ, Peel MC, Phillips TJ, Wada Y, & Ravalico JK (2017). Compounding Impacts of Human-Induced Water Stress and Climate Change on Water Availability. Scientific Reports 7 (1): e6282. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-06765-0.

Nava LF (2017). Peer review report 3 on “Economic Effects of a Reservoir Re-operation Policy in the Rio Grande/Bravo for Integrated Human and Environmental Water Management”. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 9: p. 152. DOI:10.1016/j.ejrh.2016.12.048.

Pokhrel YN, Felfelani F, Shin S, Yamada TJ, & Satoh Y (2017). Modeling large-scale human alteration of land surface hydrology and climate. Geoscience Letters 4 (1): 1-13. DOI:10.1186/s40562-017-0076-5.

Zhong H, Sun L, Fischer G, Tian Z, van Velthuizen H, & Liang Z (2017). Mission Impossible? Maintaining regional grain production level and recovering local groundwater table by cropping system adaptation across the North China Plain. Agricultural Water Management 193: 1-12. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2017.07.014.

Felfelani F, Wada Y, Longuevergne L, & Pokhrel YN (2017). Natural and human-induced terrestrial water storage change: A global analysis using hydrological models and GRACE. Journal of Hydrology 553: 105-118. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.048. (In Press)

Albiac J, Kahil T, Notivol E, & Calvo E (2017). Agriculture and climate change: Potential for mitigation in Spain. Science of the Total Environment 592: 495-502. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.110.

Kleinherenbrink M, Riva R, Frederikse T, Merrifield M, & Wada Y (2017). Trends and interannual variability of mass and steric sea level in the Tropical Asian Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans: 1-32. DOI:10.1002/2017JC012792. (In Press)

Liu J, Yang H, Cudennec C, Gain AK, Hoff H, Lawford R, Qi J, de Strasser L, et al. (2017). Challenges in operationalizing the water–energy–food nexus. Hydrological Sciences Journal: 1-7. DOI:10.1080/02626667.2017.1353695.

Zhang YQ, McCarl BA, Luan Y, & Kleinwechter U (2017). Climate change effects on pesticide usage reduction efforts: a case study in China. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change: 1-17. DOI:10.1007/s11027-017-9755-y. (In Press)

White DJ, Hubacek K, Feng K, Sun L, & Meng B (2017). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in East Asia: A tele-connected value chain analysis using inter-regional input-output analysis. Applied Energy DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.159. (In Press)

Boulay A-M, Bare J, Benini L, Berger M, Lathuillière MJ, Manzardo A, Margni M, Motoshita M, et al. (2017). The WULCA consensus characterization model for water scarcity footprints: assessing impacts of water consumption based on available water remaining (AWARE). The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment: 1-11. DOI:10.1007/s11367-017-1333-8. (In Press)

Veldkamp T, Wada Y, Aerts JCJH, Doell P, Gosling SN, Liu J, Masaki Y, Oki T, et al. (2017). Water scarcity hotspots travel downstream due to human interventions in the 20th and 21st century. Nature Communications 8: e15697. DOI:10.1038/ncomms15697.

Zhao F, Veldkamp TIE, Frieler K, Schewe J, Ostberg S, Willner S, Schauberger B, Gosling SN, et al. (2017). The critical role of the routing scheme in simulating peak river discharge in global hydrological models. Environmental Research Letters 12 (7): 075003. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7250.

Wang J, Sheng Y, & Wada Y (2017). Little impact of Three Gorges Dam on recent decadal lake decline across China's Yangtze Plain. Water Resources Research 53 (5): 3854-3877. DOI:10.1002/2016WR019817.

Wada Y, Bierkens MFP, de Roo A, Dirmeyer Pa, Famiglietti JS, Hanasaki N, Konar M, Liu J, et al. (2017). Human-water interface in hydrological modeling: Current status and future directions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions: 1-39. DOI:10.5194/hess-2017-248. (In Press)

Zajac Z, Revilla-Romero B, Salamon P, Burek P, Hirpa FA, & Beck H (2017). The impact of lake and reservoir parameterization on global streamflow simulation. Journal of Hydrology 548: 552-568. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.03.022.

Shadkam S (2017). Preserving Urmia Lake in a changing world : reconciling anthropogenic and climate drivers by hydrological modelling and policy assessment. PhD Thesis: Wageningen University, Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-6343-186-6

Burek P, Satoh Y, Greve P, Kahil T, & Wada Y (2017). The CommunityWater Model (CWATM) / Development of a community driven global water model. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Jasechko S, Perrone D, Befus KM, Bayani Cardenas M, Ferguson G, Gleeson T, Luijendijk E, McDonnell JJ, et al. (2017). Global aquifers dominated by fossil groundwaters but wells vulnerable to modern contamination. Nature Geoscience 10 (6): 425-429. DOI:10.1038/ngeo2943.

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