Special issue: Flows and Practices: The Politics of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in southern Africa. Guest Editors: Lyla Mehta, Bill Derman, Emmanuel Manzungu
WaA call for papers: Dam removal. Social, cultural and political issues
Special issue: Dam removal: new environments and new landscapes? Social, cultural and political issues Guest Editors: Régis Barraud, Chris Sneddon, Marie-Anne Germaine
WaA call for papers: the return to infrastructure for water management
Special issue: The (Re)turn to Infrastructure for Water Management
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Why this journal?
WaA is an interdisciplinary journal addressing the full range of issues that water raises in contemporary societies. Its ambition is to provide space for alternative and critical thinking on such issues (see our manifesto for more details).
WaA welcomes contributions that address any dimension of water resources development, management and use, and their relations with society and the environment. Subject coverage includes (but is not limited to):
- Water policy at global and national levels
- Water governance and water reforms
- The politics of everyday water management (irrigation, watershed, etc.)
- Water knowledge systems, concepts and discourses
- Water and economics
- The politics of water provision and use
- Water, environment and society
- Water, technology and society
- Water, globalization and geopolitics
- Water, power and social divisions: gender, class, ethnicity
WaA offers four distinct rubrics:
- Scholarly articles (Articles)
- Short articles that are not academic in scope and may reflect some opinion (Viewpoints)
- Book reviews (Reviews)
- Responses to earlier articles (Responses).
As a worldwide high-quality peer-reviewed eJournal, WaA offers the following advantages:
- Full and free access to articles, ensuring worldwide outreach and intellectual multiplier effect.
- Reduced time interval between acceptance of articles and their publication online: we will propose new articles three times per year, time lag between final approval of articles and publication will not exceed 4 months. In addition, articles will be made available as soon as they reach the final stage of production to registered users, who may access articles (preview).