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Water balance of global aquifers revealed by groundwater footprint
Groundwater is a life-sustaining resource that supplies water to billions of people, plays a central part in irrigated agriculture and influences the health of many ecosystems. Most assessments ofExpand
Global Modeling of Withdrawal, Allocation and Consumptive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater Resources
  • Y. Wada
  • Environmental Science
  • 17 December 2014
To sustain growing food demand and increasing standard of living, global water withdrawal and consumptive water use have been increasing rapidly. To analyze the human perturbation on water resourcesExpand
Global depletion of groundwater resources
[1] In regions with frequent water stress and large aquifer systems groundwater is often used as an additional water source. If groundwater abstraction exceeds the natural groundwater recharge forExpand
Ground water and climate change
As the world’s largest distributed store of fresh water, ground water plays a central part in sustaining ecosystems and enabling human adaptation to climate variability and change. The strategicExpand
Multimodel assessment of water scarcity under climate change
  • J. Schewe, J. Heinke, +22 authors P. Kabat
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 16 December 2013
Water scarcity severely impairs food security and economic prosperity in many countries today. Expected future population changes will, in many countries as well as globally, increase the pressure onExpand
Hydrological droughts in the 21st century, hotspots and uncertainties from a global multimodel ensemble experiment
Significance Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are widely expected to influence global climate over the coming century. The impact on drought is uncertain because of theExpand
Global monthly water stress: 2. Water demand and severity of water stress
[1] This paper assesses global water stress at a finer temporal scale compared to conventional assessments. To calculate time series of global water stress at a monthly time scale, global waterExpand
Constraints and potentials of future irrigation water availability on agricultural production under climate change
Significance Freshwater availability is relevant to almost all socioeconomic and environmental impacts of climate and demographic change and their implications for sustainability. We compareExpand
Twentieth-Century Global-Mean Sea Level Rise: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?
Confidence in projections of global-mean sea level rise (GMSLR) depends on an ability to account for GMSLR during the twentieth century. There are contributions from ocean thermal expansion, massExpand
Global water resources affected by human interventions and climate change
Significance Humans alter the water cycle by constructing dams and through water withdrawals. Climate change is expected to additionally affect water supply and demand. Here, model analyses ofExpand