SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

There is more than enough freshwater on the surface of the globe to fulfill everybody’s needs, and advances over more than 150 years have given us the understanding we need to protect health with sanitation. Despite this, humanity is still failing to provide access to clean water for millions of people, and access to even the most basic sanitation to billions. In response to these startling statistics the ultimate goal of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 is to ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. Research plays an imperative role in finding solutions to the issues above, and here we are proud to showcase some of the most pioneering works which aim to do just that.

Nature Water - now open for submissions

We are delighted to announce that our new journal Nature Water will be launced in January 2023. It will publish papers covering all aspects of research that are connected to the evolving relationship between society and water resources. We aim to publish studies that can have an impact on fundamental understanding, on practical technological applications, and on the potential for policy implementation. Read more in a blog post by Chief Editor of Nature Water, Fabio Pulizzi, about this brand new journal. We welcome your paper submission

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Book Publishing Webinar with Claudia Pahl-Wostl & Joyeeta Gupta

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Water governance is a fast growing field of scholarly expertise which has largely developed in recent decades. This book series, Water Governance - Concepts, Methods, and Practice, aims at providing a platform for developing an integrated perspective on major advances in the field of water governance.

In this webinar Springer's Senior Editor Margaret Deignan is joined by the Editors of the series editors Claudia Pahl-Wostl & Joyeeta Gupta to dicuss the series and how to publish in the series.

Interested in publishing in this series? We welcome your book proposal. Feel free to get in touch with the editors and discuss your book idea or submit it through this form.

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Take a closer look at our water book series and get in touch with us if you are interested in publishing your volume in one of these series.


SDG Series

Explore the latest releases in the SDG book series based around SDG6 below. 

The SDG Series is Springer Nature’s inaugural cross-imprint book series that addresses and supports the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. The Series is the first at Springer Nature to publish books under both the Springer and Palgrave Macmillan imprints, bringing the strengths of our imprints together. 

The Series is organized into eighteen subseries: one subseries based around each of the seventeen respective Sustainable Development Goals, and an eighteenth subseries, “Connecting the Goals,” which serves as a home for volumes addressing multiple goals or studying the SDGs as a whole. Each subseries is guided by an expert Subseries Advisor with years or decades of experience studying and addressing core components of their respective Goal.

SDG 6 Clean Water and SanitationDiscover SDG 6 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this repository for viewing/downloading, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more

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