Special Issue "Selected Papers from 2019 World Water Week"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: water allocation; water rights markets; collective water management; water pricing; governance; groundwater management
Interests: agricultural water management; food security; landscape hydrology; sustainability; resilience; climate change; human wellbeing
Interests: water management; water, food and energy nexus; water and ecosystems; SDG 6; food system transformation; water and agricultural; global change; hydrological processes; nature-based solutions for water; integrated assessment
Interests: water policy; transboundary water; hydropolitics; middle east; jordan
Interests: smart water; flood resilience; smart water city; water stewardship; climate change adaptation; sustainable development; water supply; water security; global partnership; water industry
After more than three years of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2019 World Water Week in Stockholm has chosen to focus on inclusiveness with the theme “Water for society–Including all”. This is also the theme of this Special Issue that will bring together the scientific highlights presented during the week. Access to safe water and sanitation for all is essential for eradicating poverty, building peaceful and prosperous societies, and ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ on the road towards sustainable development. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 concluded that these goals are entirely achievable, provided exclusion and inequality are addressed in both policy and practice, but this needs new science and effective ways to ensure implementation, bridging the science–policy gap.
Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, acute water scarcity for individuals and societies, water justice, lack of access to safe water supply and sanitation, food and energy insecurity, exposure to catastrophic weather extremes, and pathways to secure inclusive and resilient development. Inequality of access to and the benefits of water security can be found in all parts of society from the household and local community level, to landscape and global settings. Evidence shows that often the people who are furthest behind—e.g., people who experience discrimination because of age, gender, socio-economic status, impairments, membership of ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities, etc.—are those least able to access safe water and sanitation, and ultimately least able to progress towards enjoying all their human rights.
We invite research contributions from empirical practice and theoretical perspectives addressing the reasons, solutions, methods and challenges of inclusive water security. This Special Issue will be oriented around the topics of:
- Water for women and youth
- Water governance with and for all
- Sanitation for society
- Finance for water sector transformation to meet the SDGs
- Migration through regional integration and water security
- Water and equity in climate change adaptation
- Entrepreneurship and innovation driving water impact for all
- Linking water and biodiversity with inclusive development
Prof. Guillermo Donoso Harris
Prof. Jennie Barron
Prof. Stefan Uhlenbrook
Dr. Hussam Hussein
Prof. Gyewoon Choi
- SDG implementation
- inclusive water and sanitation development
- inclusive climate change adaptation
- water governance
- regional integration and water security
- innovation and finance