WaterSciencePolicy Blog launch from WSPM alumni

WaterSciencePolicy launched in May 2020 as in independent initiative by a group of Oxford WSPM Alumni. It serves as a global digital platform to connect the work of academia and the research community – in an blog format – with the opinions of practitioners and activists in the field of water and water-related issues. It was designed as a public space where researchers can contribute to make their academic work more accessible by condensing it into a more concise format and practitioners can share their experience from the field. The platform thrives to be a hub for triggering dynamic discussions, where ultimately science meets policy and management. It is ad-free and open access to provide everyone an independent voice. The aim is to inform with substantiated and explanatory content on the latest developments, facilitating informed discourse and novel insights among an expanding water-curious audience. With an interdisciplinary approach across regions and sectors, the platform disseminates cutting-edge research, original points of view and innovative practices to stimulate critical debate and understanding. WaterSciencePolicy convenes thinkers to discuss why water matters and what are the possible solutions towards living prosperous lives while respecting planetary boundaries.

Do you want to give the world a glimpse into a particular water-related issue you are working on? Do you have exciting research to share? Do you have novel insights or want to challenge existing paradigms? Whether you are a professional, an academic, or a layman, as long as you have something important to say about water, WaterSciencePolicy team is interested in your contribution. Here is how you can submit:

Guidelines for submission: Checklist

  • Your 800-1000 words .docx article, including:
    • short blurb – three bullet point sentences at the beginning of your text to summarize the main ideas of your piece
    • In-text references with hyperlinks (including for diagrams and pictures – unless they are your own)
    • short Bio (up to 50 words) + your LinkedIn & Twitter – if desired
    • Proper spelling and other intricacies with respect to our English Style Guide
  • Pictures and diagrams as separate files
  • square (1:1) profile picture
  • A header image that is most relevant to the content
  • This is it, four points. Now place in a folder, zip it all up and send it to contact@watersciencepolicy.com

If you have more questions, have a look at existing articles and make sure to check out the more elaborate submission guidelines for tips and tricks on What makes a good blog here.