Safe and Sustainable Water in Cities: A Call for Action
The Safe and Sustainable Water in Cities initiative is a call for papers from PLOS Water. The initiative aims to address the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation, which aims to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation for all, focusing on the sustainable management of water resources.
Key areas of focus include
- Understanding urban water demand scenarios and predicting the impact of global change on water resources.
- Investigating the impact of urban growth on freshwater quality and availability in urban catchments.
- Investigate rates of groundwater recharge, infiltration, runoff, and discharge of contaminants, including microbial contaminants and emerging contaminants.
The initiative invites submissions on a range of topics:
- Urban water policy, governance and regulation.
- The politics of urban water management.
- Economics and finance of urban water.
- Pollution control and remediation in urban watersheds.
- Urban wastewater management, including treatment, reuse, and resource recovery.
- Urban stormwater runoff and management.
- Urban water infrastructure, including green infrastructure.
- Water equity in cities and urban watersheds.
- Planning, implementation and monitoring of urban water supply and sanitation services.
- Community participation in urban watershed management.
- Water and sanitation in informal settlements.
- Digital technologies for urban water management, including IoT and smart metering.
This initiative is an important step in fostering a deeper understanding of these interrelated issues. It aims to empower researchers, local communities, water professionals and organizations around the world to take positive, evidence-based action to address some of the most pressing issues facing our planet.