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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5381-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5381-2021
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06 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2021

Structural gaps of water resources knowledge in global river basins

Shuanglei Wu, Yongping Wei, and Xuemei Wang

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Using publications indexed in the Web of Science, we investigated water resources knowledge development at the river basin scale since 1900 and found that legacy-driven knowledge structures, increasingly homogenized management issues, and largely static cross-disciplinary collaborations dominated highly researched river basins. A structural shift of water resources knowledge development to cope with the rapidly changing hydrological systems and associated management issues is urgently needed.