Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5551–5558, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5551-2018

Special issue: HESS Opinions 2018

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5551–5558, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5551-2018

Opinion article 25 Oct 2018

Opinion article | 25 Oct 2018

HESS Opinions: How should a future water census address consumptive use? (And where can we substitute withdrawal data while we wait?)

Benjamin L. Ruddell

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (18 May 2018) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Benjamin L. Ruddell on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jun 2018) by Erwin Zehe
RR by Maik Heistermann (04 Jul 2018)
RR by Rolf Hut (13 Sep 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Sep 2018) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Oct 2018) by Erwin Zehe
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We now lack sufficient empirical observations of consumptive use of water by humans and their economy, so it is worth considering what we can do with the withdrawal-based water use data we already possess. Fortunately, a wide range of applied water management and policy questions can be addressed using currently available withdrawal data. This discussion identifies important data collection problems and argues that the withdrawal data we already possess are adequate for some important purposes.