About the Journal

AquaScape: Jurnal Spasial Perempuan dan Dinamika Air (AquaScape) is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to exploring the intricate relationship between women, spatial dynamics, and water dynamics. Our aim is to shed light on the often overlooked intersections of gender, space, and water within various contexts, including but not limited to environmental studies, urban planning, social sciences, and cultural studies.

The theme of AquaScape delves into the multifaceted dimensions of women's experiences, roles, and agency in shaping and being shaped by water landscapes. Water, as a fundamental element of life, serves as both a source of sustenance and a site of contestation. Through a gendered lens, we examine how women interact with and navigate through water spaces, whether as caretakers of water resources, participants in water-based livelihoods, or as advocates for water justice.

Furthermore, AquaScape explores the spatial dynamics of water, considering the ways in which physical, social, and cultural landscapes intersect to influence water management, access, and distribution. We seek to amplify voices from diverse perspectives, including those of indigenous communities, marginalized populations, and grassroots movements, to foster a more inclusive dialogue on water governance and sustainability.

Articles in AquaScape analyze topics such as women's participation in water management, the effects of water scarcity and flooding on women's health and livelihoods, cultural representations of femininity related to water, and gender roles in water conservation movements. The journal aims to advance feminist theoretical approaches to understanding human-water interactions and support evidence-based policymaking to promote equitable access to clean water as a basic human right.

The intended audience encompasses scholars and practitioners in fields spanning geography, anthropology, development studies, political ecology, ecocriticism and more. Submissions that adopt critical and interdisciplinary lenses to explore the gendered dimensions of water issues as they relate to place, culture, governance and justice are encouraged. Overall, AquaScape intends to deepen conceptualizations of how women shape and are shaped by the hydrosocial cycle across diverse communities worldwide.