Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 225–233, 2017

Special issue: Social dynamics and planetary boundaries in Earth system...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 225–233, 2017

Research article 27 Mar 2017

Research article | 27 Mar 2017

Drought and flood in the Anthropocene: feedback mechanisms in reservoir operation

Giuliano Di Baldassarre et al.

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There is still little understanding about the dynamics emerging from human–water interactions. As a result, policies and measures to reduce the impacts of floods and droughts often lead to unintended consequences. This paper proposes a research agenda to improve our understanding of human–water interactions, and presents an initial attempt to model the reciprocal effects between water management, droughts, and floods.
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