Water sustainability and watershed storage - a comment

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McDonnell, J. J.; Evaristo, J.; Bladon, K. D.; Buttle, J.; Creed, I. F.; Dymond, S. F.; Grant, G.; Iroume, A.; Jackson, C. R.; Jones, J. A.; Maness, T.; McGuire, K. J.; Scott, D. F.; Segura, C.; Sidle, R. C.; Tague, C. 2018. Comment: Water sustainability and watershed storage. Nature Sustainability. 1(8): 378-379. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0099-8


The paired watershed approach is the most popular tool for quantifying the effects of forest watershed management on water sustainability. But this approach does not often address the critical factor of water stored in the landscape. Future work needs to quantify storage in paired watershed studies to inform sustainable water management.