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Recent Advances in Adaptive Catchment Management and Reservoir Operation

Centre for Water Systems, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QF, UK
Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, No. 1 Qinghuayuan, Haidian, Beijing 100084, China
School of Hydraulic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023, China
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Water 2019, 11(3), 427;
Received: 9 February 2019 / Revised: 22 February 2019 / Accepted: 25 February 2019 / Published: 27 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adaptive Catchment Management and Reservoir Operation)
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This editorial introduces the latest research advances in the special issue on catchment management and reservoir operations. River catchments and reservoirs play a central role in water security, community wellbeing and social-economic prosperity, but their operators and managers are under increasing pressures to meet the challenges from population growth, economic activities and changing climates in many parts of the world. This challenge is tackled from various aspects in the 27 papers included in this special issue. A synthesis of these papers is provided, focusing on four themes: reservoir dynamics and impacts, optimal reservoir operation, climate change impacts, and integrated modelling and management. The contributions are discussed in the broader context of the field and future research directions are identified to achieve sustainable and resilient catchment management. View Full-Text
Keywords: adaptive management; catchment modelling; integrated management; reservoir operation adaptive management; catchment modelling; integrated management; reservoir operation
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