|Title||Bridging global, basin and local-scale water quality modeling towards enhancing water quality management worldwide|
|Author(s)||Tang, Ting; Strokal, Maryna; Vliet, Michelle T.H. van; Seuntjens, Piet; Burek, Peter; Kroeze, Carolien; Langan, Simon; Wada, Yoshihide|
|Source||Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36 (2019). - ISSN 1877-3435 - p. 39 - 48.|
Water Systems and Global Change
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
Global water quality (WQ) modeling is an emerging field. In this article, we identify the missing linkages between global and basin/local-scale WQ models, and discuss the possibilities to fill these gaps. We argue that WQ models need stronger linkages across spatial scales. This would help to identify effective scale-specific WQ management options and contribute to future development of global WQ models. Two directions are proposed to improve the linkages: nested multiscale WQ modeling towards enhanced water management, and development of next-generation global WQ models based-on basin/local-scale mechanistic understanding. We highlight the need for better collaboration among WQ modelers and policy-makers in order to deliver responsive water policies and management strategies across scales.