Special Issue "Water Security"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: watershed planning; source water protection; Indigenous People
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Water is fundamental to human life, in fact, for many people, water is life. The security of water supply (quantity) and water quality is a fundamental determinant of human health and survival. Water security also influences economic development, social and political organization, and human settlement patterns. The concept of water security continues to gain momentum in the academic literature, largely as a result of its multi-scale utility. At a household scale, for example, there is growing literature on water entitlements, human capability, and socio-cultural dynamics. At a global scale, water security occupies literature on human access to safe water and sanitation. Between these scales, water security offers rich literature on regional flooding and drought frequency, governance struggles, inter-basin water transfers, and regional water shortages. Overall, water security (and insecurity) is a multi-scalar, highly mobile concept positioned in both the physical and social sciences. In this Special Edition of Water, we seek to amass papers that express the diversity and full breadth of water security, embracing both pragmatic and critical perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Robert Patrick
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 2000 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 security
- Environmental justice
- Drinkable water
- Water insecurity
- Human health