Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
13 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 13 Sep 2019

Water restrictions under climate change: a Rhône–Mediterranean perspective combining bottom-up and top-down approaches

Eric Sauquet, Bastien Richard, Alexandre Devers, and Christel Prudhomme

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