ASCE JSWBE-JWRPM - Special Collection on Water Equity - deadline extended

Dear AEESP Colleagues -

The deadline for the joint ASCE special collection on water equity has been extended to September 30th 2023.  This special collection is being organized by the  Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment  and the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.  Suggested topics include:

  • Environmental and water justice and the disproportionate burden on marginalized communities (e.g., migrant workers), under-represented groups, diverse groups (e.g., women) and disadvantaged communities;
  • Challenges and solutions for access to safe, affordable water infrastructure for underrepresented (e.g., Black, communities of color, indigenous), economically disadvantaged and shrinking communities; 
  • Challenges and solutions for access to safe, affordable water infrastructure for unhoused populations and in informal, unbounded and extralegal communities and settlements;
  • Equity issues related to green and gray stormwater infrastructure and its impact on access to green space; 
  • Legal, political and policy aspects related to lack of access to water;
  • Climate justice and the disproportionate impact of climate change related to water and disadvantaged communities; 
  • Interdisciplinary research with social scientists engaging communities and other stakeholders in decision making processes;
  • Actionable science research to achieve water justice and improve social equity.  

Additional topics within the scope of the two journals will be considered. Please see attached Call for Papers for more information, or direct inquiries to Samuel Sandoval Solis (  

Submissions are due by September 30, 2023.

A Special Collection is an online compilation of peer-reviewed papers with a related theme.  Manuscripts undergo the normal editorial process and accepted articles are published along with other papers as part of regular issues of the ASCE Journal. The Special Collection is concurrently compiled as an online collection and will grow as papers are published.   Note that this is a Joint Special Collection, therefore authors should carefully review the aims and scopes of the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment and the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management and submit their manuscript to the appropriate journal.  

Feel free to share this notice with your colleagues. Apologies for any cross-postings.


Sarina Ergas
University of South Florida