River Water Management

Rivers provide drinking and irrigation water, serve as natural transportation infrastructure, and can offer power and resources for industry. All of which is in addition to supporting ecosystems and biodiversity, as well. This makes river water management a critical part of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Research on river water management can develop more efficient and effective ways to manage river water resources, deal with climate change’s impact on rivers, and more. 

This hub serves as a central platform for hand-picked research focused on river water management, drawn from across Springer Nature. It features carefully chosen research from various journals, cross-journal article collections, special issues, books, and book chapters. You’ll also find information here on how to publish your own river water management research with Springer Nature, whether in a journal, a special collection, or as a book. 

Vlado portrait © Springer NatureInterview with Vladimir Pešić 

We had an opportunity to interview Dr. Pešić, Professor of the Department of Biology at University of Montenegro. As a specialist of freshwater biodiversity research, he shared his thoughts with us on the crucial role of science-based river water management and his commitment to addressing the SDG6. 

Read the interview: Protecting biodiversity serves as a reliable roadmap for meeting the SDG6 targets

Calls for papers: Journal Collections

Topical Collections now open for submission

Freshwater ecology

Scientific Reports

Deadline: 31 December 2023

Assessment of the 2021 Extreme Summer Flood in Central Europe

Environmental Sciences Europe

Deadline: 31 December 2023

Advanced computational methodologies for environmental modeling and sustainable water management

Environmental Sciences Europe

Deadline: 31 December 2023

Innovative management of the water/wastewater cycle for resource recovery and conservation

Sustainable Environment Research

Deadline: 31 December 2023

Ongoing Topical Collections - read papers and contribute yours

Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 6 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

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