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AQUA: Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems, and Society Special Issue on:

Intermittent Water Supply: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions


Intermittent Water Supply is common in the majority of countries in South Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. There are different factors that cause intermittency in water systems such as natural, technical and financial scarcity as well as user behaviour and institutional aspects.  Intermittent access to water can have consequences on public health and social equity. Intermittent Water Supply systems are considered as failing systems that in long-term are not sustainable. A lot of work has been done by researchers and practitioners to better understand these systems, to improve their operation and management, and eventually their conversion to continuous water supply systems.

This Special Issue presents a collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed technical papers that address the challenges, opportunities, and solutions of IWS systems. Authors contribute to highlighting the importance of these topics and providing innovative solutions to the challenges facing IWS systems. Overall, this Special Issue is an important contribution to the ongoing efforts to address the challenges of IWS systems, and the papers within it provide valuable insights for researchers and practitioners.


Guest Editors


Raziyeh Farmani, Associate Professor, Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK


Bambos Charalambous, Hydrocontrol Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus


Kara Nelson, Professor, Civil and  Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkley, USA


Joe Dalton, HydrOptimise, Bahrain




Editorial: Intermittent water supply: challenges, opportunities and solutions

Raziyeh Farmani, Bambos Charalambous, Kara L. Nelson, Joe Dalton

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 May 2023) 72 (5): iii.




Does intermittent supply result in hydraulic transients? Mixed evidence from two systems

John J. Erickson, Kara L. Nelson, David D. J. Meyer

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 November 2022) 71 (11): 1251–1262.




Impact of intermittent supply on water meter accuracy

Marco Ferrante, Dewi Rogers, Josses Mugabi, Francesco Casinini

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 November 2022) 71 (11): 1241–1250.




Assessing the deteriorating water quality in wards of Jaipur city through GIS interpolation

Rukshar, Anil Dutt Vyas, Nitu Bhatnagar

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 April 2023) 72 (4): 425–437.




Review of hydraulic modelling approaches for intermittent water supply systems

Dondu Sarisen, Vasilis Koukoravas, Raziyeh Farmani, Zoran Kapelan, Fayyaz Ali Memon

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 December 2022) 71 (12): 1291–1310.




Intermittent water supply in Indian cities: considering the intermittency beyond demand and supply

Suchismita Satpathy, Rohit Jha

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 December 2022) 71 (12): 1395–1407.




Hydraulic modeling approach for evaluating the performance of flow-starved water transmission networks

Abhishek Kumar Sinha, Anujkumar Ghorpade, Om Damani, Pradip P. Kalbar

AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society (1 January 2023) 72 (1): 1–18.



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