Special Issue "Current and Emerging Issues Surrounding Water in the Americas "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: groundwater and surface hydrology; pollutant transport; socio-environmental systems
Water issues in the Americas are as diverse and complex as the histories, cultures, economies, and geography of the Western Hemisphere itself. The aim of this Special Issue is to assemble the latest interdisciplinary work on understanding current and emerging water and water-related issues in Central and South America. Contributions are welcome on such topics as hydrology and climate change, land use and integrated watershed management, limnology, paleo-environmental reconstructions, conservation biology, sustaining biodiversity, stakeholder engagement, water policy and governance, ecosystem services evaluation, environmental education and other topics associated with the connections between water, ecosystems, and people in the Americas. All such work should support a long-term vision of healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems.
Studies driven by science, engineering and social science are welcome, but all should endeavor to connect concepts and findings across disciplines. Field campaigns, long-term monitoring efforts, case studies, stakeholder surveys, and capacity building efforts are equally welcome. Work highlighting strategies, challenges and lessons learned in regard to international, interdisciplinary team building, data access, and sustaining long-term efforts is especially desirable.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed per journal guidelines (see mdpi.com). The deadline for manuscript submission is 1 July, 2018.
Prof. Thomas C. Harmon
Prof. Natalia Hoyos
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.
- Aquatic ecosystems
- Central and South America
- Water issues
- Hydrology and climate
- Stakeholder engagement