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Volume 5 Issue 4 (July/August 2018)
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Cover Image, Volume 5, Issue 4
Published Online: Jun 21 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1301
The cover image, by Remko Uijlenhoet et al, is based on Primer Opportunistic remote sensing of rainfall using microwave links from cellular communication networks, DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1289. Image courtesy of identim/Shutterstock.
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Primers

Flood frequency analysis: The Bayesian choice
Published Online: Apr 30 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1290
Standard (frequentist) flood frequency analyses j often provide a single best‐suited value, whereas Bayesian methods explicitly compute credibility intervals for the estimates k. If computed, these intervals generally appear to be large. This acknowledgement is an incentive to increase the size of the analyzed datasets, valuating historic information l for instance.
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Rivers are social–ecological systems: Time to integrate human dimensions into riverscape ecology and management
Published Online: Apr 23 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1291
Riverscapes are best understood as social–ecological systems where interactions among people, land, and rivers take form in many complex ways. Image of a forested riverscape in the Pacific Northwest, USA (A. Wong photo).
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Opportunistic remote sensing of rainfall using microwave links from cellular communication networks
Published Online: Apr 06 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1289
Microwave backhaul links (a) from cellular communication networks (b) provide a valuable “opportunistic” source of large‐scale high‐resolution space–time rainfall information, complementing dedicated in situ measurement devices (traditional rain gauges, disdrometers, personal weather stations) and remote sensors (weather radars, satellites).
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Overviews

Bottled water in Mexico: The rise of a new access to water paradigm
Published Online: Apr 11 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1286
A more economically efficient system: Instead of relying on pipes and pumps, drinking water in Mexico is transported on highways by trucks
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Groundwater‐quality hazards of methane leakage from hydrocarbon wells: A review of observational and numerical studies and four testable hypotheses
Published Online: Mar 25 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1283
We synthesize studies on groundwater‐quality impacts of hydrocarbon‐well leakage and call for: Publicly available groundwater‐quality and well‐integrity databases; Increased efforts to locate abandoned wells; Study of geochemical effects of hydrocarbon‐well leakage to groundwater, including potential benzene, toluene, ethybenzene, and xylenes contamination; and Interdisciplinary collaborations to evaluate groundwater‐quality impacts of anthropogenic methane.
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Advanced Reviews

Robustness of hydroclimate metrics for climate change impact research
Published Online: Apr 14 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1288
Hydroclimate metrics can be used to investigate climate change impacts on hydrological systems. It may be relatively straightforward to generate numbers that represent future scenarios for water availability and hazards but evaluating their scientific credibility and fit‐for‐purpose is an entirely different matter. This article evaluates the scientific validity of metrics used in a climate change context, demonstrating their use to reflect aspects of timing, magnitude, extreme values, variability, duration, state, system services, and performance.
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Environmental water efficiency: Maximizing benefits and minimizing costs of environmental water use and management
Published Online: Mar 09 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1285
Environmental water use efficiency, highlighting the link between allocative efficiency and productive efficiency. How much water the environment needs depend on how it can be used, and how water is allocated determines how it can be used.
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Focus Articles

Visualizing urban inequalities: The ethics of videography and documentary filmmaking in water research
Published Online: Apr 23 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1292
The potential of videography in water research.
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Colonialism and its legacies, as reflected in water, incorporating a view from Malawi
Published Online: Apr 06 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1287
School student collects drinking water from a makeshift filtration arrangement at a nearby stream at Nyamphota Village, Chikwawa District, Malawi (Source: Tracy Morse).
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