Special Issue "Assessment of Water Quality"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sophia Barinova
Guest Editor
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: diversity and ecology of the algal and cyanobacterial communities in the rivers, lakes, natural and artificial ponds, and seacoast; bioindication of water quality and environmental impact; statistical methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water quality is currently one of the main indicators of the standard of living; therefore, all developed societies are making maximum efforts to provide the population and the economy with sufficient water of adequate quality. Most of the water comes from natural sources, including rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, the quality of which it is necessary not only to assess but also to predict. Classification systems of water quality, methods for assessment, and presentations of the results can be summarized, improved, and developed. The characteristics of diversity, abundance, biomass, and species composition of aquatic biota are used in bioindicator methods of water quality assessment in changing the environment. They enable an integrated assessment of the results of all processes occurring in a water body.

Prof. Dr. Sophia Barinova
Guest Editor

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.

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  • algae
  • invertebrates
  • fish
  • macrophytes
  • diversity
  • bioindicator
  • water quality
  • aquatic ecosystem
  • rivers
  • lakes
  • sea
  • estuary

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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