Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management? – Milly, Betancourt et al (Nature, 2008)

Stationarity Is Dead: Whither Water Management? January 2008 Paul C D MillyJulio BetancourtJulioShow all 13 authorsRonald J Research Interest 956.9 Citations 1,789 Recommendations 0 new 3 Reads 15 new 3,123 See details Overview Stats Comments Citations (1789) References (30) Related research (10+) Download Save Recommend Recommend this work Follow Get updates Share Share in a message Related research Climate change – Stationarity is dead: Whither water management? Article Full-text available March 2008 Download View more Abstract The article presents the authors’ claim that the concept of stationarity, the idea that the systems for management of water fluctuate within an unchanging domain of variability, is dead. According to the authors, the idea of stationarity had ceased due to the substantial anthropogenic change of the Earth’s climate which alters the means and extremes of precipitation, evapotranspiration and rates of discharge of rivers affecting water cycle. They denote that the rational planning framework developed by Harvard University’s Water Program helps address the changing climate to manage water system.

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As cited frequently by Ray Ison as an era-marking observation; the finding that we can no longer assume that water system variables will maintain within historic ranges as we enter into the anthropocene.

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