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Special Issue "Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment: Methods and Tools for the Strategic Management of Water Related Impacts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2020.
Interests: water footprint; life-cycle assessment; organizational life-cycle assessment; decision-making; sustainability
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Correct water use and management is a global issue at the center of international debate caused by the pressures that climate change, world population growth, and industrial processes have placed on the availability of water resources. Within this context, private companies and public authorities are urged to take action and adopt tools and methods for the sustainable management of water.
One of the tools recognized to support better water use and management is the water footprint. Introduced almost 20 years ago, recent development of the method has taken place within the framework of life-cycle assessment (LCA) to support the quantification of the potential environmental impacts related to water.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest research concerning the water footprint to support decision-making processes. New approaches, such as the organizational water footprint, new and/or original applications of multi-criteria decision-making analysis methods, and other approaches to support the definition of effective strategies and plans to reduce water use and improve water management will be considered for publication in this Special Issue.
Dr. Alessandro Manzardo
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 monthly 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 1800 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
- life-cycle assessment
- water efficiency
- water saving
- organizational water footprint