Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Review article
23 Aug 2017
Review article |  | 23 Aug 2017

Human–water interface in hydrological modelling: current status and future directions

Yoshihide Wada, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Ad de Roo, Paul A. Dirmeyer, James S. Famiglietti, Naota Hanasaki, Megan Konar, Junguo Liu, Hannes Müller Schmied, Taikan Oki, Yadu Pokhrel, Murugesu Sivapalan, Tara J. Troy, Albert I. J. M. van Dijk, Tim van Emmerik, Marjolein H. J. Van Huijgevoort, Henny A. J. Van Lanen, Charles J. Vörösmarty, Niko Wanders, and Howard Wheater

Data sets

Natural and human-influenced hydrological simulations for California N. Wanders, M. van Huijgevoort, H. van Lanen, and Wada, Y.

PCR-GLOBWB 2.0 Hydrology Group, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University

Short summary
Rapidly increasing population and human activities have altered terrestrial water fluxes on an unprecedented scale. Awareness of potential water scarcity led to first global water resource assessments; however, few hydrological models considered the interaction between terrestrial water fluxes and human activities. Our contribution highlights the importance of human activities transforming the Earth's water cycle, and how hydrological models can include such influences in an integrated manner.