Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management?

  title={Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management?},
  author={P. C. D. Milly and Julio C{\'e}sar Urresty Betancourt and Malin Falkenmark and Robert M. Hirsch and Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz and Dennis P. Lettenmaier and Ronald J. Stouffer},
  pages={573 - 574}
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