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Ed CHallies

Ed Challies is a Senior Lecturer in Water Policy and Management with the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is also an Adjunct Research Associate with the Research Group on Governance and Sustainability at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. His background is in human geography and environmental policy and governance, and he has research interests in collaborative governance, environmental politics and land and water management.


Springer Nature released its Sustainable Business Report for 2021.

Peter Newman, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Earth, was named Scientist of the Year at the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards.

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    265 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    166 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    109,729 downloads (2021)
    69 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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