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Understanding the consequences of future climate and socio-economic change on Indian water resources requires an holistic perspective that brings together both the environmental, infrastructural, human and governance systems that control the movement, storage, use and return of water. Models are potentially useful tools for supporting the understanding of the consequences of these future changes for the food-water-energy-environment nexus and for supporting communication across the science-policy interface. However, models have different strengths and weaknesses in how they can represent these system components; differences in how they represent adaptation responses by individuals to governments; and differing utility in providing stakeholder-relevant insights. This exchange evaluated the alternative modelling approaches taken by the Activity Leads in system representation and the modelling of adaptation to future climate and socio-economic change, in order to improve the effectiveness of water resource systems modelling in supporting multi-scale responses for increased resilience to future global change.