Special Issue "Water Footprints and Sustainable Water Allocation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Water Footprint Assessment is a quickly growing research field. This Special Issue is open to papers advancing the field or showing innovative applications. We particularly welcome papers that address the sustainability, efficiency and equity of water footprints—for instance papers on water footprint caps, water footprint benchmarks and fair sharing—and papers addressing applications and water footprint reduction measures and strategies. Applications may be geographic (from field and catchment to global scale) or oriented towards specific products, sectors or companies. In the public sector, an interesting question is for example how Water Footprint Assessment can be embedded in Integrated Water Resources Management and support the development of policies that drive towards sustainable allocation and use of freshwater resources. In the private sector, it is interesting to examine how Water Footprint Assessment can contribute to the identification of water risks in a company’s operations and supply chain, and help a company to develop good water stewardship practice. We also welcome papers that establish links between water footprints, international trade and product transparency or labeling and papers that link water footprints to other environmental footprints like the ecological, carbon or material footprint.
Prof. Dr. Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Dr. Ashok K. Chapagain
Dr. Guoping Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- water footprint assessment;
- water allocation;
- sustainable water use;
- water use efficiency;
- equitable water use;
- river basin management;
- maximum sustainable water footprints;
- virtual water trade;
- corporate water risk and stewardship;
- water footprint reduction strategies