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H2Open Aims & Scope


H2Open Journal is an open access journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed, internationally relevant articles covering all aspects of 21st century water research: fundamental science, application of science and technology and impact of societal and political and economic factors. It considers research papers, critical reviews and short communications; multi-disciplinary articles are encouraged.


The journal’s scope is very broad, encompassing all areas of water in today’s society. The following interconnected topics summarise what will be covered in H2Open Journal:

  • Integrated catchment management covering all aspects of hydrology, limnology, water quality, interfacial (sediments/water/air) science and planning and stakeholder management;
  • Provision of alternative water sources including (but not limited to) water recycling and desalination, multiple barriers, impact of regulatory and political aspects, stakeholder engagement;
  • Emerging contaminants covering algal blooms, trace organics, diffuse pollution, advanced monitoring, analytical science, data management, regulation and standards, risk management, customer perception;
  • Provision of safe water and sanitation in developing communities and disaster response contexts, education, appropriate technology, implementation for given political and socio-economic frameworks;
  • Development of water sensitive cities that encompass stormwater management, water recycling and reuse, water footprint, cultural practices, economics;
  • Circular economy investigations that demonstrate advances in the minimisation of waste and pollution from the water cycle, covering energy, nutrient, biochemicals and water recovery and hence, process efficiency, carbon neutral treatment plants, associated economics, public perception and multiple barriers to close the circular value and/or supply chains;
  • Water infrastructure including ageing infrastructure, replacement, asset management, sustainable investment, emergency response and preventative maintenance;
  • The development and optimisation of advanced technologies including treatment and resource recovery processes, process control and water quality monitoring technologies and data management systems;
  • Building capacity and capability in the water industry in all communities, including developing contexts, role of gender,  future demand, public engagements and citizen science;
  • All aspects of fundamental science underpinning the water cycle (natural and engineered) will be considered including aquatic chemistry, physico-chemical interactions, sustainable chemicals, biosciences and biotechnology, new materials, etc

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