Call For Papers: Water For Agriculture

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A call for papers for the third quarterly theme.

2015 Quarterly Theme, Issue 3

US Long Grain Rice. Image Credit: Keith Weller

US Long Grain Rice. Image Credit: Keith Weller

Submissions now accepted through September 23, 2015

Earthzine, an IEEE-sponsored online scientific journal, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 wordsåÊfor itsåÊthird 2015 quarterly theme on Water for Agriculture. We seek contributions from relevant disciplines and all regions of the globe. These can address current and emerging research issues, approaches, techniques or applications; community, state, and/or international initiatives; and other topics related to regional and global science, impacts, adaptation and policy. Submissions should include visuals images relevant to the content. Visuals may be graphs, charts, photographs or other appropriate images.

Specific topics of interest include:åÊ

Emerging science: applied research describing new modeling methods for åÊ projecting future water availability and precipitation patterns; technologies for tracking current water availability.

Ecological concerns: water availability; water distribution, including outcomes of current water law or cross-basin collaborations; regional impacts of changing water availability; and water quality, including means of mitigating nutrient runoff.

Innovations, solutions, and community initiatives:åÊåÊagricultural community adaptations to/preparation for drought conditions; emerging technologies and techniques for improving water use efficiency agriculture; improvements in knowledge or information.

We invite you to submit an article and become part of a growing, professionally diverse community and global readership network working toward the ubiquitous application of Earth information in people’s daily lives. We welcome articles about programs, projects, organizations, examples of interdisciplinary and/or cross-regional research latest discoveries, and unusual findings. We also publish opinion essays, and book and art reviews.

Important dates:åÊQueries to the editors may be sent at any time. Submission of original articles and other content will be acceptedåÊuntil September 23, 2015. Submissions must be in English. Submit inquiries and articles to Managing Editor Jeff Kart at

Publication:åÊAll accepted contributions will undergo reviewåÊby subject-matter experts, be published online at, and be freely accessible to the public. Earthzine does not charge authors for publishing.

Please consult ouråÊWriter GuidelinesåÊfor further information.

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Jeff Kart åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊåÊDr. Paul E. Racette åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ åÊ