Special Issue "Modelling Microbial Water Quality and Health Risk"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: health-related water microbiology; modeling; scenario analysis; systems analysis; water quality
Interests: water quality; water microbiology; water treatment; environmental health; water, sanitation and hygiene
Interests: water, sanitation, and hygiene; health-related microbiology; quantitative microbial risk assessment; environmental justice
Pathogens in water continue to cause health problems worldwide. In developing countries, diarrhoea remains a leading cause of death and regular problems also occur and emerge in developed countries. Across the world, pathogenic water quality and disease burden data are sparse. We simply cannot measure every water body for all pathogens. There is, therefore, a strong need for a systems approach to quantitatively understand the pathogen fate and transport in the environment and the ability of pathogens to infect populations at risk through a variety of exposure routes. Global change, including population growth, urbanization and climate change, influences the fate, transport, exposure routes and infection rates. A systems approach would, therefore, also aid our understanding of potential future change.
This Special Issue collects a series of papers that contribute to a systems approach. Any studies that focus on modelling the environmental loading, microbiological water quality or health risk are very welcome, as well as studies that evaluate the influence of global change on the microbial water quality and public health. This type of research strongly contributes to our understanding of the reality and potential trade-offs needed for achieving global development challenges, such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr. Nynke Hofstra
Dr. Heather Murphy
Dr. Matthew Verbyla
Manuscript Submission Information
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- scenario analysis
- health related water microbiology
- systems approach
- water and health
- water and sanitation
- One Health
- water quality
- quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA)