Open Rivers

Call for Proposals: Rights, Conflict, and Water

Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community is currently inviting proposals for our 2025 issue on Rights, Conflict, and Water. Water is vital for people in myriad ways: drinking, cultural practices, food sources, industrial and agricultural practices, sanitation services, and more. The United Nations (UN) recognizes the human right to water and sanitation, but not everyone has equal access to safe, clean water, both because of ecological variables and because of sociopolitical conditions.

Call for Submissions, Open Rivers: Women & Water

Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community invites submissions for our Spring 2022 issue on Women & Water.

In myriad ways, women are connected with water—as scientists, as activists and water protectors, as policymakers, as providers, as researchers, and as artists and storytellers. In the contemporary moment, climate change and disasters affect already compromised water conditions, making these entanglements with water both more complicated and more critical.