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Special Issue "Water Stewardship in Mining Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Prof. Dr. Neil McIntyre Website E-Mail
Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
Phone: +617 3346 4038
Interests: land use and climate change impacts on water resources; mining; mines; hydrology; security; stewardship; conflict; impacts; change; agriculture
Water is one of the most significant issues facing the global mining sector. Communities are increasingly concerned about the water-related impacts of mining projects. Companies face business risks due to water scarcity and flooding events, while social opposition has compromised industry expansion. Governments are under growing pressure to strengthen regulation of the sector and to evaluate complex trade-offs about water allocation between competing users. This Special Issue will address challenges and solutions for achieving responsible and equitable water stewardship in mining regions. While mine water management is already established as an important research area, there is a need for new contributions addressing the role of mining companies at regional scales, including questions around modelling and frameworks to support government and industry planning decisions, stakeholder engagement, cumulative impacts, governance, performance reporting, and regional risks and opportunities arising from mine water management innovations. Within this regional context, contributions from engineering, environmental and social science disciplines are welcome, with priority given to inter-disciplinary papers. International case studies from diverse mining regions are also encouraged.
Prof. Neil McIntyre
Dr. Nadja Kunz
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 1600 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.