Special Issue "Pathogens in Water"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2016).
Prof. Dr. Sunny Jiang
Dr. Yiping Cao
Senior Microbiologist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Projects, Coasta Mesa, CA 92610, USA
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Interests: microbial source tracking; microbial fate and transport; pathogen detection; water reuse; antibiotic resistance; microbial ecology; statistical modelling and risk assessment
Water is essential to support life systems on Earth, but it is also the major cause of human morbidity and mortality in the world due to the presence of disease-causing pathogens in the water supply. The important link between human diseases and microbial contamination of water has been recognized since the first pandemic of chorea. However, the struggle for detecting, removing pathogens from water, or preventing them from entering the water system is far from over. Pathogen-monitoring technologies have improved from cultivation, isolation, and identification-based approaches, to culture-independent molecular biological and near real time methods. Multi-barrier water treatment technologies have been implemented to recycle human sewage to drinking water. Extensive sanitary collection and treatment systems are being constructed all over the world to prevent pathogen-containing waste from entering the drinking water supply. However, there are important gaps and significant challenges remain. This Special Issue of Water will focus on advances in pathogen monitoring, treatment technologies, and innovative sanitary collection and treatment systems for separating pathogens from water resources. Another important area of water safety is understanding the risk of human illness from exposure to pathogens and setting the right regulations and policies, based on the pathogen or surrogate level. Submission of manuscripts regarding pathogen detection, treatment, microbial risk assessment, and public health policy related to pathogen in water are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. C. Sunny Jiang
Dr. Yiping Cao
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Surface water
- Water reuse
- Risk assessment
- Public health policy