Special Issue "New Developments in Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and One Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 431

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Damir Brdjanovic
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Guest Editor
Department of Water Supply, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: sanitation; sewage treatment; fecal sludge management; modeling; experimentation
Dr. Claire Furlong
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: sanitation; fecal sludge management; gender in sanitation; laboratories
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Dr. Konstantina Velkushanova
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: sanitation; fecal sludge management; laboratories; standardization; technology testing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The urban sanitation challenge in low- and middle-income countries is becoming more urgent due to rapid urbanization, while only 39% of urban dwellers have access to safely managed sanitation services. Addressing this need for sustainable urban sanitation has proved challenging due to the complexity of the enabling environment for service delivery. Citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) aims to address urban sanitation challenges through provision of access to both sewered and non-sewered sustainable sanitation for all. The focus of CWIS is on public service provision and the enabling environment and viewing the city as a unit. CWIS has been gaining momentum in the last decade and has resulted in different innovations and initiatives, including the development of implementation tools, business models for urban sanitation, technology development, and governance approaches.

The theme of this Special Issue is on New Developments in CWIS, and we seek to capture the most up-to-date original research and case studies to benefit practitioners, decision makers, scientists, and engineers. Papers will be selected based on a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Prof. Dr. Damir Brdjanovic
Dr. Claire Furlong
Dr. Konstantina Velkushanova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sanitation planning
  • fecal sludge management
  • sustainability
  • innovations
  • inclusivity
  • novel technologies
  • service delivery and management
  • governance
  • finances and business models
  • humanitarian WASH
  • experimentation/laboratories
  • usage of CWIS toolbox

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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