Over the next four decades, virtually all global population growth will occur in cities. Urbanization results from natural population increases among city dwellers, rural-to-urban migration, and administrative reclassification through expanding urban boundaries. Each form of city growth has effects on the quality and availability of fresh water in the urban watershed, rates of groundwater recharge, infiltration, runoff, and discharge of pollutants, including microbial pollutants and emergent contaminants.
This call for papers invites submissions from researchers and practitioners in any field or sector that contribute new insights to the theme of fresh water in cities, with particular emphasis on pollution and water quality. We particularly encourage submissions from authors who utilize open science resources such as data and code repositories, and from communities whose voices are historically under-represented in the freshwater field.
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Abishek S Narayan
Dept of Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development,
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
University of Barcelona
Edith Cowan University
PLOS Water connects researchers across the hydrology, water resources, and water, sanitation and hygiene communities, amplifying a diverse set of voices to influence the global discourse around fresh water. Our journal drives Open Science water research forward to foster a deeper understanding of these interconnected issues, and to empower researchers, local and indigenous communities, water professionals, and organizations from across the globe to take positive, evidence-based action in order to address some of the most pressing issues our planet faces.
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Mention the Safe and Sustainable Water in Cities Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish in early 2023.