Editorial: Susana Neto and Jeff Camkin

Date01 May 2019
AuthorSusana Neto,Jeff Camkin
Published date01 May 2019
wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/wwp2 World Water Policy. 2019;5:6–7.
© 2019 Policy Studies Organization.
Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/wwp2.12004
Editorial: Susana Neto and Jeff Camkin
It is our great pleasure to welcome readers to World Water Policy Journal!
World Water Policy Journal is the next step in a journey that we began in 2012 when we first
explored with Policy Studies Organization the idea of a new water journal that focused on both pol-
icy and practice, and which aimed to provide a platform for the world's emerging water leaders and
thinkers. Through the great support of Policy Studies Organization, and that of our International
Advisory Board, over 50 editors around the world, and authors from 21 different countries, we have
just started to build a journal presence in this space. And now, through this new collaboration with
Wiley‐Blackwell and Policy Studies Organization on the publication of World Water Policy Journal,
we will have the capacity to broaden and deepen opportunities to engage researchers, policy‐makers,
industries, and community stakeholders around the world.
In this first issue of World Water Policy Journal, we welcome back Shahbaz Khan, Director of the
UNESCO Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and a member of our International Advisory Board,
with his lead article Policy Diagnostics for Pakistan's Water Security Challenge. In this paper, the
author explores the growing challenges for water security in Pakistan and, highlighting that business
as usual is not an option, makes a strong case for a sustained 10‐year effort for a water secure Pakistan.
Although Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes are increasingly being developed all
over the world, Peru has created a national legislative framework to operationalize them, with par-
ticular focus on hydrological ecosystems services. In the second paper, Assessing the implementation
of Payments for Hydrological Ecosystem Services in Peru through a bottom‐up stakeholder analysis:
Case study of Lima, Peru, Ester Galende Sánchez and Oscar Angulo Núñez report on their work using
bottom‐up stakeholder analysis to identify and understand problems such as lack of coordination, mis-
communication, and unintegrated decision making which are hampering implementation of the policy.
The authors provide suggestions on how stakeholder engagement can be improved for better on‐ground
policy results.
Asma Yaqoob then takes us to Asia in his paper Shared River Basins in Disputed Territories: A
case study of Indus and Brahmaputra. Here, the author provides an interesting account of the history
and shared strategic interests in international waters and of the national interests of the individual
countries—India, Pakistan, and China. Many of the issues raised reflect similar challenges for policy
implementation in shared basins around the world.
In a paper on The Need for Awareness Raising, Advocacy and Capacity Building in Integrated
Water Resource Management (IWRM) Towards Sustainable Development: A Case Study in Malaysia,
Rahmah Elfithri, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar, and Salmah Zakaria reflect on the National Water Resources
Policy of Malaysia and its implementation in practice. Noting that IWRM implementation has not
gained traction on a national scale despite adoption as policy, the authors promote the need for IWRM
Awareness Raising, Advocacy and Capacity Building to address current shortcomings.
We then head to the USA in the paper The Survival of Mankind Requires a Water Quality and
Quantity Index (WQQI) and Water Applied Testing and Environmental Research (WATER) Centers
by Zigmond A. Kozicki and Stephanie J.S. Baiyasi‐Kozicki. Noting that mankind needs real‐time
feedback about water quality to respond to the range of threats to water supply, the authors present a

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