Special Issue "Drinking Water Safety Management"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: water quality; water safety; drinking water disinfection; water reuse; advanced oxidation processes
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 reflects the relevance of water safety on the international agenda. SDG Target 6.1 concerns achieving equitable and universal access to safe drinking water by 2030, with priority placed on delivering “safely managed” water supplies, defined as drinking water that is free from faecal and priorty chemical contamination. Currently, the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme estimates that 785 million people globally lack even basic drinking water services, and 2 billion people rely on sources contaminated with faeces (JMP, 2019). Risk assessment and risk management practices, including water safety plans (WSP), quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA), and sanitary inspections (SI), can help to curtail risks in the water supply chain from catchment to consumers.
This Special Issue aims at furthering knowledge on drinking water safety management practices, with a specific focus on impact assessement. In particular, we welcome research studies that examine promising approaches for developing and implementating water safety strategies, or that highlight how such strategies contribute to water quality and health outcomes (e.g., risk-based approaches to surveillance). We welcome case studies as well as papers with a regional or global focus. We also welcome viewpoints and review articles on the topic of improved water safety generally.
Dr. Giuliana Ferrero
Dr. Sara J. Marks
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water safety
- Water quality
- Drinking water
- Quantitative microbial risk assessment
- Sanitary inspections
- Impact assessement