The essential value of long-term experimental data for hydrology and water management

TitleThe essential value of long-term experimental data for hydrology and water management
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTetzlaff, D, Carey, SK, McNamara, JP, Laudon, H, Soulsby, C
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume53
Issue4
Pagination2598 - 2604
Date Published2017/04/01/
ISBN Number1944-7973
Keywords1804 Catchment, 1848 Monitoring networks, catchment studies, data, Hydrology, Long-term monitoring, water management
Abstract

Observations and data from long-term experimental watersheds are the foundation of hydrology as a geoscience. They allow us to benchmark process understanding, observe trends and natural cycles, and are prerequisites for testing predictive models. Long-term experimental watersheds also are places where new measurement technologies are developed. These studies offer a crucial evidence base for understanding and managing the provision of clean water supplies, predicting and mitigating the effects of floods, and protecting ecosystem services provided by rivers and wetlands. They also show how to manage land and water in an integrated, sustainable way that reduces environmental and economic costs.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017WR020838/abstract
Short TitleWater Resour. Res.