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, governance, policy, 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. We do not publish technical papers.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: the time lag between final approval of articles and publication generally does not exceed 2 months. Articles are made available unde the 'Issue in progress' section before their official publication in the forthcoming issue.