Special Issue "Climate Change and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Resilience, Adaptation and Emissions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Climate change poses new challenges for the delivery of water and sanitation services supported by good personal hygiene. The projected likely changes in rainfall patterns and temperature are likely to mean increased frequency of floods, droughts and storms, all of which may damage infrastructure, contaminate sources and degrade catchments. In light of these threats, the WASH sector needs to build its resilience and adapt to changing and uncertain threats. At the same time, it is becoming clear that sanitation in particular may be a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and that different technologies may have very different emission profiles. Life-cycle assessments for sanitation emissions are important as indirect emissions associated with transport may be significant and re-use of treated sludge and wastewater may offset emissions associated with use of inorganic fertilisers.
This Special Edition of Water will address the range of impacts, adaptation, resilience and emissions on water and sanitation services associated with climate. It will cover all aspects of domestic water supply and faecal waste management and the associated needs for good personal and domestic hygiene. Papers covering all parts of the world are welcome, but we would particularly encourage studies from low- and middle-income countries.
Prof. Guy Howard
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 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.
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