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Special Issue "Urban Water Policy and Planning Strategies for an Uncertain Water Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Urban water utilities throughout the United States face multiple challenges to delivering safe, affordable potable water to their customers. These challenges have both natural and anthropogenic drivers and include water quality issues and water supply availability (including stormwater management and flood control), all of which may be exacerbated by aging water supply infrastructure. The specific challenges faced by any one water service provider depend on several factors, but user behavioral characteristics, climatic variability and change, infrastructure capacity and condition, and population shifts are common. To meet these challenges, water planners and water utility managers must plan for an uncertain water future. The specific policies and planning needed greatly depends on the geographical location and context. Water quality challenges for account deliveries may be met by improvements to filtration and water treatment (limited only by monetary considerations), while water supply challenges can only be met by conservation, the improved efficiency of water use, new green infrastructure for stormwater capture and use (or discharge), and perhaps increased storage capacity. This Special Issue of the journal Water will accept papers that address current and novel water policy strategies that seek to meet these water quality, water quantity, and infrastructure challenges. New research focused on either empirical or modeling methods and analyses will be considered for this Special Issue.
Dr. David Sampson
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.
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- rainwater harvested
- gray water