A nature-based reservoir optimization model for resolving the conflict in human water demand and riverine ecosystem protection

  title={A nature-based reservoir optimization model for resolving the conflict in human water demand and riverine ecosystem protection},
  author={Kangxu Ren and Shengzhi Huang and Qiang Huang and Hao Wang and Guoyong Leng and Linyin Cheng and Wei Fang and Pei Li},
  journal={Journal of Cleaner Production},

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