Forum to be launched soon
We intend soon to launch the Water Alternatives Forum as a new feature of our WaA platform,under the supervision of Doug Merrey.The posts are meant to be short well-thought out opinion-based pieces (between 500 to 1000 words) on critical water management or policy issues. The intention is to trigger debates and explore controversies more easily than conventional papers do.
The Forum is intended to enhance the role of Water Alternatives as a space for critical discussion about water issues, and to allow for more 'passionate' debates. In some cases, the posts may inspire readers to write and submit a full research paper or a longer Viewpoint paper.
The forum will be open to all Water Alternatives readers, including researchers, students, and water policymakers and practitioners. Articles will be posted with a frequency of one per month and the author(s) would be expected to moderate exchanges during a period limited to 3 weeks after publication, with the assistance of the Forum editor.
The number of posts will be limited, with preference for submissions triggering debates rather than posts that are merely informative. However, we expect Forum posts to be well-reasoned, rather than unsupported assertions.
The editors of Water Alternatives invite you to contribute a post. Please send your proposed post to email@example.com. You are also encouraged to provide advanced notice on what topic you plan to address and when the post could be ready to help us plan ahead. For this, you can contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.