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    Volume 4, Issue 3
    May/June 2017

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Cover Image, Volume 4, Issue 3

  • First Published: 11 April 2017
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The cover image, by Terje Oestigaard, is based on Overview Holy water: the works of water in defining and understanding holiness, DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1205.

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  • First Published: 11 April 2017

Perspective

The impacts of bottled water: an analysis of bottled water markets and their interactions with tap water provision

  • First Published: 30 January 2017
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Bottles are not sustainable devices for delivering drinking water on a large scale.

Some thoughts on the monitoring and preservation of waterlogged archeological sites in eastern England

  • First Published: 06 February 2017
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This paper reviews the positives and negatives of five hydrological monitoring projects used on archaeological sites in the waterlogged landscapes of fenland East Anglia and east Yorkshire in England. The importance of understanding the landscape context is paramount, as is retrieving an appropriate dataset over a sufficiently lengthy period of time to obtain reliable results and predictability. This is crucial to get right as wetland archaeological records are an irreplaceable resource.

Primer

Natural flood management

  • First Published: 11 April 2017
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A conceptual model showing how flood wave attenuation depends on both the scale of intervention upstream (e.g., the percentage of the basin where flow is slowed) and the scale over which impact is sought (from close to the intervention, i.e., upstream, through too far from the intervention, i.e., downstream).

Overviews

Holy water: the works of water in defining and understanding holiness

  • First Published: 06 February 2017
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Holy water works. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church's Timkat-festival, 19 January 2010, Bahir Dar. Photo: Terje Oestigaard.

Disappearing giants: a review of threats to freshwater megafauna

  • First Published: 21 February 2017
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Freshwater megafauna are facing a wide range of threats that could lead to the decline of populations, reduction of genetic variability, and species extinction.

Advanced Reviews

Pan evaporation paradox and evaporative demand from the past to the future over China: a review

  • First Published: 07 March 2017
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Evaporation pans used worldwide; (a) the D20 and (b) E601B pans used in China and (c) the Class A pan used in Australia (with bird guard) and United States (without bird guard), etc.(d) The pan evaporation paradox and its implication in global water cycle and (e) the evaporative demand from the past to the future over China, the blue ‘−’ means negative change and attribution while red ‘+’ means positive effect.

Life in turbulent flows: interactions between hydrodynamics and aquatic organisms in rivers

  • First Published: 11 April 2017
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The two-way interactions between aquatic organisms and turbulence in rivers are complex and important, and should be considered more explicitly in the science and practice of river assessment and restoration.

Progress in household water insecurity metrics: a cross-disciplinary approach

  • First Published: 11 April 2017
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In many places, women bear the responsibility of ensuring sufficient water throughout pregnancy. Here, a pregnant Kenyan woman fetches water, even from her grandmother's house, who has a large capacity storage tank bought by her son-in-law. The tank can provide a month's worth of water for the extended household in the dry season.

From curiosity to commodity: a review of the evolution of sachet drinking water in West Africa

  • First Published: 17 February 2017
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A typical 500-mL sachet of drinking water sold in Accra, Ghana.