Special Issue "Trends in Drinking Water Quality"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: drinking water; antimicrobial resistance; bacterial diversity; metagenomics; wastewater; taxonomy
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The impact of human activities on aquatic ecosystems and the increasing demand for quality drinking water have brought the need to comprehensively investigate this invaluable resource´s characteristics and sources of contamination. It is important to highlight that the access to drinking water is considered a human right and is defined by the United Nations as one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Drinking water for human consumption may have different sources—mineral, surface, or groundwater—and the last two are frequently subjected to treatment before distribution. Treatment may impose considerable modifications to the microbiological and physicochemical characteristics of drinking water, as well as the storage of non-treated mineral water. However, some contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine-disrupting compounds, might persist even after treatment.
In this way, this Special Issue is dedicated to exploring drinking water characteristics and their impact on human health and the gut microbiome. Since each country may have specific legislation and guidelines concerning drinking water quality, treatment, and distribution, contributions from different regions/countries are encouraged. New methodologies that might significantly contribute to drinking water characterization may also be considered in this Special Issue.
Dr. Ivone Vaz-Moreira
Dr. Marcela França Dias
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Drinking water
- Water treatment
- Bacterial diversity
- Physicochemical parameters
- Human health
- Antibiotic resistance
- Emergent contaminants
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Drinking Water Quality in a City in Perú
Authors: Pompeyo Ferro, Jordan Rossel, Ana Lucia Ferro-Gonzales and Ivone Vaz-Moreira
Affiliations: Universidade Católica Portuguesadisabled, Porto, Portugal; et al.
Title: Drinking Water Effects on the Gut Microbiome
Authors: Antonia Bruno, et al.
Affiliations: Zooplantlab, Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, I-20126 Milano, Italy; et al.
Authors: Sérgio Francisco de Aquino, et al.
Affiliations: Universidade Federal de Ouro Pretodisabled, Ouro Preto, Brazil; et al.