Bridging global, basin and local-scale water quality modeling towards enhancing water quality management worldwide

Ting Tang*, Maryna Strokal, Michelle T.H. van Vliet, Piet Seuntjens, Peter Burek, Carolien Kroeze, Simon Langan, Yoshihide Wada

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Abstract

Global water quality (WQ) modeling is an emerging field. In this article, we identify the missing linkages between global and basin/local-scale WQ models, and discuss the possibilities to fill these gaps. We argue that WQ models need stronger linkages across spatial scales. This would help to identify effective scale-specific WQ management options and contribute to future development of global WQ models. Two directions are proposed to improve the linkages: nested multiscale WQ modeling towards enhanced water management, and development of next-generation global WQ models based-on basin/local-scale mechanistic understanding. We highlight the need for better collaboration among WQ modelers and policy-makers in order to deliver responsive water policies and management strategies across scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-48
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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