Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Review article
07 Jan 2015
Review article |  | 07 Jan 2015

On inclusion of water resource management in Earth system models – Part 1: Problem definition and representation of water demand

A. Nazemi and H. S. Wheater


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (05 Nov 2014) by Wouter Buytaert
AR by Ali Nazemi on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2014) by Wouter Buytaert
Short summary
Activities related to water resource management perturb terrestrial water cycle with hydrologic and land-atmospheric implications. By defining water resource management as the integration of water demand with water supply and allocation, this paper critically reviews current schemes for representing human water demands in models relevant to Earth system modelling. We conclude that current representations are limited due to uncertainties in data support, demand algorithms and large-scale models.