Another big year in the water world. Editorial

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After the last three  years of pandemic, the emergence of more awareness of interconnected problems of human health, the environment, and water resources have availability highlighted the need for better and more applied research and more effective practices of water governance with a long-term perspective.

To support this, World Water Policy Journal will now be published four times per year, with our aim of including two Special Issues dedicated to a regional focus on water challenges and opportunities. The first Special Issue, later in 2023, will bring studies, research outcomes and the implications for policy and practice in South Asia, and the second will focus on Africa. Opening that path, this issue covers several cases in Asia and Africa.

We welcome a Guest Editorial from Vishal Singh, Executive Director and Director of Research, Centre for Ecology Development and Research (CEDAR), Dehradun, India, who makes an impassioned and timely plea to all that we do not ignore the water crisis. Articles in this issue also address 'The Impoverishment of Political Discourse and Legal Rights in Transboundary Teesta Water Management'; 'The Impact of The Policy Framework and Institutional Set Up on Urban Water Supply: the case of the Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi'; 'The Political Ecology of Small Freshwater Bodies in Kerala, India'; 'The Impact of Transport and Storage Practices on the Microbiological Quality of Drinking Water in Godomey District (Abomey-Calavi Municipality) in Benin Republic'; 'Does physicochemical parameters of water affect macroinvertebrates population?; and 'Spatiotemporal variation of rainfall and its implications on water resources management': the case of Manyame River catchment, Zimbabwe.'

We hope that these articles contribute to your wisdom and enlightenment in your efforts towards your better water policy and practice, wherever you are.

Jeff Camkin | Susana Neto
World Water Policy Journal
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-7
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Water Policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2023


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