Special Issue "Water Resources Management and Water Security in Small Island Communities"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 163

Special Issue Editor

Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8, Canada
Interests: watershed planning; source water protection; indigenous people
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to UNESCO, 71 percent of Small Island Developing States face the risk of water shortages leading to water insecurity, a condition only exacerbated with climate change. Groundwater depletion, for example, in small (ocean) island communities increases the risk of saltwater intrusion. Reduced surface water availability to support environmental flows and ecological services will add stress to the natural environment. Industrial expansion into island communities adds pressure to water supply while potentially impacting water quality. Added to this, historical water governance structures create complexity in local water management, particularly for small island communities experiencing rapid human population growth.

This impending water security crisis is not only confined to the developing world. Equally problematic is pressure on water resources in the more developed world. The attraction of “island life” as an escape from post-pandemic urban living will only elevate local water demand.

Innovative technologies, creative water governance, financial incentives, and human adaptation will all be necessary to overcome water insecurity in small island communities. This Special Issue of Water seeks a pan-global perspective by welcoming papers from authors willing to share scholarly contributions to this timely and critical field of study.

Prof. Dr. Robert Patrick
Guest Editor

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Published Papers

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