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Volume 8 Issue 3 (May 2021)
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Opinion

The controversial debate on the role of water reservoirs in reducing water scarcity
Published Online: Feb 16 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1514
Reservoirs are part of co‐evolutionary processes with natural, social, and engineered elements and therefore, water scarcity needs to be analyzed with inter‐ and transdisciplinary approaches. Neglecting socio‐political interactions could lead to biased research agendas, misleading conclusions, and detrimental effects on the transformation process toward sustainability.
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Primer

The Smart Rivers approach: Spatial quality in flood protection and floodplain restoration projects based on river DNA
Published Online: Jan 27 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1511
The design of side channels in the floodplain of Gameren, along the navigation channel of the river Rhine in the Netherlands, following the local DNA of the river. Left original situation 1994, right 2003, 4 years after reconstruction in 1999. (Photo's: Rijkswaterstaat Oost‐Nederland & RWS‐Beeldbank/Joop van Houdt).
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Overviews

Operational and emerging capabilities for surface water flood forecasting
Published Online: Feb 25 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1517
Recent improvements in forecasting intense rainfall mean it is now possible to forecast surface water flooding. However, operational practices need to adapt to deal with short lead times and high uncertainty in decision‐making.
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Outdoor microalgae‐based urban wastewater treatment: Recent advances, applications, and future perspectives
Published Online: Feb 22 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1518
Outdoor microalgae cultivation to treat wastewater
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Resocializing digital water transformations: Outlining social science perspectives on the digital water journey
Published Online: Feb 02 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1512
Digital water transformation is uncertain, complex and contested. Here insights from the social sciences are applied to explore innovations in the water sector, highlighting issues of politics, justice and uncertainty, to establish a more socially informed view of digital water. (Source: Author original artwork).
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Advanced Reviews

Challenges in modeling and predicting floods and droughts: A review
Published Online: Mar 11 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1520
Drought and flood modeling and prediction challenges related to (a) data, (b) process understanding, (c) modeling and prediction, and (d) human–water interactions.
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Updating intensity–duration–frequency curves for urban infrastructure design under a changing environment
Published Online: Mar 01 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1519
Schematic diagram of updating current stationary IDF curves under changing environment.
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Leveraging the water‐energy nexus to derive benefits for the electric grid through demand‐side management in the water supply and wastewater sectors
Published Online: Mar 01 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1510
Flexible electric loads can serve as valuable resources to respond to electric grid needs, and especially to balance variable renewables. We review the literature to highlight the potential and limitations of demand response (DR) opportunities in the water and wastewater sectors.
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A review of 80 assessment tools measuring water security
Published Online: Feb 24 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1516
The landscape of water security metrics is dominated by two large research clusters: experiential scale‐based metrics (blue) and resource‐based metrics (red and green). They were identified by qualitative review and bibliometric analysis, such as through a network map of co‐occurrences of keywords.
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Advancing hydrological process understanding from long‐term resistivity monitoring systems
Published Online: Feb 08 2021
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1513
Long‐term resistivity monitoring was used to investigate natural attenuation of oil‐contaminated sediments resulting from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on an uninhabited island. The remote system (a,b) captured resistivity changes (c) attributed to oil degradation (modified from Heenan et al., 2014, Geophysics, 80(1), B1–B11).
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