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Journal of Water & Health Special Issue on

Drinking Water Safety Plans




Dear Colleagues,


We would like to cordially invite you to submit your paper to the Journal of Water and Health Special Issue with regards to Drinking Water Safety Plans. This Special Issue will gather state-of-the-art studies and reviews on all key issues contributing to the effectiveness of Drinking Water Safety Plans, first introduced with the 2004 World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines and since widely adopted in many countries worldwide.   


Provision of safe drinking water continues to be an ongoing challenge in many settings and improving resilience to more frequent and extreme events is a global concern in the context of climate change.  Novel papers of high scientific quality are sought addressing current and future challenges of water safety planning.


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.  There are no fees for authors.


If you would like to contribute to this special issue, please submit a short manuscript proposal (200 - 300 words) to by 31st January 2023. If your proposal is selected, you will receive an official invitation letter from IWA Publishing and full manuscripts will be due by 30th April 2023. Submitted full manuscripts will be subject to the full peer review process. Accepted and formatted manuscripts will be published online immediately.




Guest Editors:

Steve E. Hrudey, University of Alberta, Canada

María J. Gunnarsdóttir, University of Iceland

Annalisa Contos, Atom Consulting, Australia

Will Carroll, Scottish Water

Susan Petterson, Water & Health Pty Ltd; Griffith University, Australia


Key Dates:

Deadline for manuscript proposal submission: 31st January 2023

Full manuscripts due: 30th April 2023

Expected publication: Articles will be published as soon as possible after acceptance

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