Special Issue "Water Allocation in Rural Area: Economic Influences and Better Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: economics; agricultural economics; water allocation; agriculture; international development
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Limited water availability and its multiple uses indicate there will be a challenge on how to allocate water among major users in future. The major users of water are municipality, agriculture, and industry sectors. Many rural areas face both water quality and water quantity concerns, and these areas are also dependent on agriculture for livelihood. For example, crop production needs fertilizer, but fertilizer runoff can impact groundwater quality and increase treatment cost. Rural municipalities will need to provide quality water to their residents. Yet, rural municipalities are likely to face economic challenges related to building infrastructures to provide quality drinking water. Given the financial constraints of many rural municipalities, there is a need to receive support from federal and state governments to meet rural water quality and quantity needs. The recent incident of water quality concerns in Flint, Michigan, USA, means there will be more regulations coming to rural areas which may be onerous to small rural municipalities. There are also concerns about cybersecurity as small rural municipalities may not be able to defend water sources and wastewater treatment plants. This Special Issue of the journal invites papers dealing with the economics of water quality and water quantity as relevant to rural areas.
Prof. Dr. Krishna Paudel
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 quality
- water quantity
- rural water infrastructure
- water cybersecurity
- willingness to pay/willingness to accept