Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Development and technical paper
22 Sep 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 22 Sep 2023

Enhancing the representation of water management in global hydrological models

Guta Wakbulcho Abeshu, Fuqiang Tian, Thomas Wild, Mengqi Zhao, Sean Turner, A. F. M. Kamal Chowdhury, Chris R. Vernon, Hongchang Hu, Yuan Zhuang, Mohamad Hejazi, and Hong-Yi Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-12', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hongyi Li, 01 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-12', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jun 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Hongyi Li, 01 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Hongyi Li on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Aug 2023) by Charles Onyutha
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2023) by Charles Onyutha
AR by Hongyi Li on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Most existing global hydrologic models do not explicitly represent hydropower reservoirs. We are introducing a new water management module to Xanthos that distinguishes between the operational characteristics of irrigation, hydropower, and flood control reservoirs. We show that this explicit representation of hydropower reservoirs can lead to a significantly more realistic simulation of reservoir storage and releases in over 44 % of the hydropower reservoirs included in this study.