E-Mail Alert

Add your e-mail address to receive forthcoming issues of this journal:

Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Special Issue "Diffuse Water Pollution"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Antonio Lo Porto

Water Research Institute - National Research Council, IRSA-CNR, Bari, Italy
Phone: +39 3471604003
Interests: integrated water resources management; diffuse water pollution; EU WFD implementation; river basin planning; irrigation management
Guest Editor
Dr. Anna Maria De Girolamo

Water Research Institute - National Research Council, IRSA-CNR, Bari, Italy
Phone: +39 0805820547
Interests: Eco-hydrology, erosion, diffuse water pollution, modelling hydrology and water quality, climate change impacts on water resources, Integrated Water Resources Management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diffuse water pollution from urban and rural sources keeps impacting worldwide water resources, apparently regardless of the efforts made. In order to overcome this problem and improve the overall quality of surface- and groundwater resources, several research gaps still exist that deserve attention: What is the actual effectiveness of mitigation measures for rural and urban sources? How to draw a basin scale Program of Measure able to achieve its goals? Which is the time gap to see the effects of mitigation measures? Are current monitoring schemes good enough to allow reporting on before and after management implementation? Are we actually able to carry out correct sources apportionment? Are Natural Based Solutions effective in reducing diffuse pollution load? Do different climatic/environmental conditions influence the effects of diffuse pollution and of mitigation measures? Is the current knowledge able to deliver TMDL allocations? Are our modelling tools adequate in handling sediment erosion/delivering and transport of compounds of emerging concern of diffuse origin?

The Special Issue on “Diffuse Water Pollution” is aimed at collecting the cutting-edge research on this topic, including selected papers presented at the “2018 SWAT International Conference” held in September 2018 in Brussels.  

Dr. Antonio Lo Porto
Dr. Anna Maria De Girolamo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 monthly 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 1600 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.


  • NPS
  • hydrological models
  • sediment
  • best management practices
  • program of measures
  • TMDL
  • urban SUDs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Water EISSN 2073-4441 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top