Special Issue "Public Health Issues of Recreational Waters: Perspectives for Innovation and Advanced Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: recreational waters; disinfection; surveillance; monitoring; hygiene; public health; biotechnology; innovation; swimming pool; SPA
The recreational use of waters represents a technological challenge for hygiene and an opportunity for promoting health by providing safe aquatic environments for sport, rehabilitation, adapted physical activities, and wellness. Public health issues focus on water managing and surveillance not only at the pool level but also along all the pipeline plant in buildings or associated facilities, including those based on the use of coastal/fresh or SPA waters. Innovation plays a major role in handling, monitoring, treating water through the development, improvement or evaluation of novel methods, devices, procedures, strategies, or guidelines to improve the quality and safety of water.
Technical advancements show intensive progress within a very multidisciplinary frame where several types of expertise interact, such as hygiene, medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, informatics, and epidemiology.
This Special Issue seeks papers from different disciplines to collect advancements in the field, both technological and scientific contributes. It welcomes new or improved strategies for water treatment (e.g., filtration, disinfection, flocculation), management (e.g., procedures, devices, novel materials, software), surveillance (e.g., novel markers, molecular monitoring or fast methods) as well as other approaches aimed to enhance water safety and quality.
This Special Issue aims to represent a reference for sharing achievements and proposing perspectives on innovation in managing water for recreational uses, in indoor or outdoor facilities for sport, playtime, rehabilitation, health, and wellness.
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Romano Spica
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 1800 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.
- Recreational waters
- water treatment
- water safety plan
- water management
- public health