Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2799–2815, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2799-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2799–2815, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2799-2017

Research article 09 Jun 2017

Research article | 09 Jun 2017

Hydrological threats to riparian wetlands of international importance – a global quantitative and qualitative analysis

Christof Schneider et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (22 Dec 2016) by Nandita Basu
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (14 Apr 2017) by Nandita Basu
AR by Christof Schneider on behalf of the Authors (24 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Riparian wetlands are disappearing worldwide due to altered river flow regimes. The WaterGAP3 modeling framework is used to compare modified to natural flow regimes at 93 Ramsar sites. Results indicate that water resource management seriously impairs inundation patterns at 29 % of the sites. New dam initiatives are likely to affect especially wetlands located in South America, Asia, and the Balkan Peninsula. Hotspots for climate change impacts could be eastern Europe and South America.