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Aims & Scope

The Water Quality Research Journal publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on the following general subject areas:

  • Impact of current and emerging contaminants on aquatic ecosystems
  • Aquatic ecology (ecohydrology and ecohydraulics, invasive species, biodiversity, and aquatic species at risk)
  • Conservation and protection of aquatic environments
  • Responsible resource development and water quality (mining, forestry, hydropower, oil and gas)
  • Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater treatment technologies and strategies
  • Impacts and solutions of diffuse pollution (urban and agricultural run-off) on water quality
  • Industrial water quality
  • Used water: Reuse and resource recovery
  • Groundwater quality (management, remediation, fracking, legacy contaminants)
  • Assessment of surface and subsurface water quality
  • Regulations, economics, strategies and policies related to water quality
  • Social science issues in relation to water quality
  • Water quality in remote areas
  • Water quality in cold climates

The Water Quality Research Journal is a quarterly publication. It is a forum for original research dealing with the aquatic environment, and should report new and significant findings that advance the understanding of the field. Critical review articles are especially encouraged.

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