Published in Nature Scientific Reports: Key paper by Per-Erik Mellander et al on weather & nutrient loss
The integration of systems science is recognized as a global challenge for sustainability. However, research that links water quality with climate is still scarce due to its complexity and the fact that both are often studied at different scales. While climate is studied at global and regional scales, water quality is more often studied locally.
Both urban and rural pressures on water quality are subject to the most rigorous analysis based on monitoring and policy review regimes with cost-benefits scrutinized over defined time-scales. Agricultural pollution of water caused by losses of agro-chemicals and manure from land to water, is a particularly challenging and on-going issue. The entire paper (PDF) is available at: