Water DropletThe international peer-reviewed and open-access journal Water has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on 'Water Stewardship in Mining Regions.'

Water is one of the most significant issues facing the global mining sector. Communities are increasingly concerned about the water-related impacts of mining projects. Governments are under growing pressure to strengthen regulation of the sector and to evaluate complex trade-offs about water allocation between competing users. This special issue of the journal Water will address challenges and find solutions in order to achieve responsible and equitable water stewardship in mining regions.

While mine water management is already established as an important research area, there is a need for new contributions addressing the role of mining companies at regional scales, including questions around modelling and frameworks to support government and industry planning decisions, stakeholder engagement, cumulative impacts, governance, performance reporting, and regional risks and opportunities arising from mine water management innovations. Within this regional context, contributions from engineering, environmental and social science disciplines are welcome, with priority given to inter-disciplinary papers. International case studies from diverse mining regions are also encouraged.

Submissions are due by 1 March, 2018.

Open Access:
Free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
High visibility:
Indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Ei Compendex, and other databases.
Rapid publication:
Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 30 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in first half of 2017)

For more information, please refer to the journal website.

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