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Most of us are aware of the challenges we face in terms of planetary resources and inequality, and the inadequacies of our existing institutions to tackle them meaningfully. Since journals are institutions that structure the delivery of knowledges, we have both responsibilities and opportunities in this regard

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PLOS Water: A bridge and a voice for the water sectors

It is hard to overstate the importance of fresh water to health and well-being. Water underpins the functioning of ecosystems upon which all life depends. It supports human development through its role in food production, manufacturing, energy generation, recreation, cultural and spiritual practices, among other pursuits.

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