31st issue now available
Water Alternatives has published its 31st issue (Vol. 11 Issue 2), which is now available! After 10 years of existence we have provided over 2 million downloads through our website and other sites. Thanks to all for your support and interest. Click here to access the table of contents and pdf of articles.
Call for papers: Farmer-led irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Special issue (closed):
WaA call for papers: The politics of groundwater overexploitation
Special issue (closed):
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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 in their relations with society and the environment. Our editorial scope is focused on the analysis of institutional or policy issues and processes and we do not publish technical papers. 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) [now moved to a dedicated webpage]
- Responses to earlier articles (Responses).
As a worldwide high-quality peer-reviewed eJournal, WaA offers the following advantages:
- No submission fee.
- 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 propose new articles three times per year and time lag between final approval of articles and publication will not exceed 4 months. In addition, articles may be made available as soon as they reach the final stage of production to registered users, who may access articles (preview).