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Aims & Scope

Journal of Water and Health is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal devoted to the dissemination of information on the health implications and control of waterborne microorganisms and chemical substances in the broadest sense for developing and developed countries worldwide. This includes microbial toxins, chemical quality and the aesthetic qualities of water.

Contributions will be published on the health-related aspects of the following areas:

Risk assessment
Detection and ecology of pathogens in the environment
Water and wastewater treatment
Disinfection by-products
Indicators of water and waste quality
Regulatory issues and standard development
Water quality surveys and assessments
Microbial toxins (including cyanobacteria)
Chemical and physical quality of water as it affects health
Endocrine disruptors
Taste and odour
Impacts of water quality on food quality
Impact of climate change on water quality
Water based diseases
Water-based insect vectors of disease
Water policy and health
Health effectiveness of water management


Journal of Water and Health publishes six issues per year in February, April, June, August, October and December. The journal is printed twice per year, in June and December.

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