CFP: “Sustainable Water Futures: Climate, Community and Circular Economy”

Calls for Submissions

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) is calling for papers for a special issue of its journal Water, “Sustainable Water Futures: Climate, Community and Circular Economy.” The deadline for manuscript submissions is March 30, 2022.

  1. The call for papers aims to study how economic activities from the consumption of water and water-related resources can be decoupled to build resilience, generate economic opportunities and provide global to local environmental and societal benefits.
  1. The issue aims to understand how community-led and community-driven conservation, management and restoration activities of water and waterways can ensure the community’s wellbeing and provide access to fresh water in the city to the county.
  2. The aim is to assess how nature-based blue economies and circular solutions can address and alleviate global to local challenges such as climate change, water diversity loss, scarcity and pollution.
  3. The aim is also to cover articles that view water as a part of environmental and social needs covering holistic water management such as water-sensitive urban design, the recreational use of water and social hydrology.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.

The authors can address their contributions on but are not limited to the following topics:
a. Circular innovation for water, community, and climate
b. Wastewater treatment and recycling, Sustainable manufacturing
c. Waterways, Wetlands management and conservation, Circularity
d. Rainwater, Irrigation, AgTech, Small-scale water resources planning
e. Hydroponics, Floating gardening, Flood adaptation, Hydrology
f. Drought, Groundwater crisis, Water stress, Financing water
g. Drinking water, Water hazards, Indigenous water knowledge
h. Aquaculture, Water resources, processing, and management
i. Water heritage, Environmental folkloristics, and Local communities
j. Riverine ecosystems, Water planning and Climate policy
k. Blue economy, Integrated planning, and Sustainability
l. Drinking water, Water-related resources, Water-based livelihoods
m. Water Ecosystems, Water governance, and Circular economy
n. Water Sensitive Urban Design, Social hydrology
o. Rural water supply, Life cycle analysis of water projects.

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 2,000 CHF (about $2,141). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use standard English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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