Though innovation happens irrespective of power, open access to knowledge and power levels the playing field for less advantaged groups. Like all things that bear fruit, however, we must first take care to water the seeds. H2Open Journal is one such seed that grows to serve our quest for global access to high quality water-related scientific research."
Sustainable Development, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Awareness, Climate Change, Water Resource Management.
Francesco Fatone, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
"H2Open Journal supports a shift from traditional end-of-pipe solutions towards sustainable catchment management and systems thinking. It follows an interdisciplinary, integrated, and holistic approach to water innovation. The open-access nature contributes to overcoming barriers at the science-policy-practice interface and impacts society beyond the ‘Impact Factor’."
Biological treatment of wastewater, removal of nutrients anaerobic fermentation of solid waste
Rita Henderson, University of New South Wales, Australia
“Open Access: ensuring wider readership of your research to maximise impact”
Process engineering that tackles sustainable water and energy supply solutions. Solid-liquid separation of microalgae systems, including coagulation-flocculation, dissolved air flotation and membrane filtration processes, for application in water treatment and biotechnology applications.
Bruce Jefferson, Cranfield Water Science Institute, UK
Anaerobic sewage treatment, Low energy wastewater processes for nutrient removal, NOM, algae and micropollutant control in catchments and treatment, Advanced oxidation processes.
D. Nagesh Kumar, Indian Institute of Science, India
"Open Access facilitates smooth dissemination of scientific knowledge to a wider community of researchers"
Remote sensing, water resource engineering
Xiaochang C. Wang, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China
"Scientists and engineers depend much on academic journals for the exchange of information. Today, online journals have become more convenient than print versions for readers. However, in most cases papers are only available from subscription sources, which hinders the quick exchange of ideas related to the latest research progress. I believe that in the near future all journals will be open to the public, but now is only the beginning. The H2Open Journal is a good start for IWA journals as it will increase access to articles and therefore their readership and citation rate."
Water cycle management, water reuse systems
Ron Hofmann, University of Toronto, Canada
Almudena Hospido, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Ikuro Kasuga, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Daniele Laucelli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Pierre Le Clech, University of New South Wales, Australia
Ashok Mishra, Clemson University, USA
Ligy Philip, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
K. Srinivasa Raju, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Akihiko Terada, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan