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Water Science and Technology: Water Supply special issue on

Water Security and Water Scarcity from Diffuse Pollution and Climate Change




Owing to the global warming, rivers, lakes, and aquifers are drying up or becoming too polluted to use. The climate change is also altering patterns of the weather across the world, causing shortages, droughts, and floods in many areas. Untreated domestic sewage, industrial wastewater, and solid hazardous wastes have contaminated the surface water bodies and caused adverse impacts to the human health. Water quality degradation across the world in the recent days becomes one of the most serious water problem. In a meanwhile, fresh water demand of the world’s growing population is also a major concern of water resource sustainability. Both water scarcity and water security represent the major challenges in securing sufficient water with good quality to meet human, environmental, social and economic needs to support the community sustainable development.

In this special issue, we focus on the impact of diffuse pollution and climate change on the water scarcity and water security. The water quality problems as well as abatement and prevention practices, and the measures to bring such practices into routine use for effective management of water quality are also welcome.

Here are the topics of interest but not limited to:

  • Management of water resources (including reservoirs)
  • Water pollutants, characteristics and effects
  • Water utility management including economic and social aspects
  • Coping with water security and water scarcity from climate change
  • Diffuse pollution impacts on water and human health
  • Drinking water quality

Key dates:

  • Deadline for paper submission:  1 August 2018
  • Expected publication: April 2019


How to submit:

Please submit your paper directly to the WST: Water Supply peer review system: choosing the category: Water Security and Water Scarcity from Diffuse Pollution and Climate Change Special Issue. This will send your paper to one of the Guest Editors.


Guest Editors:

James Ebdon
Kwanrawee Sirikanchana
Wanpen Wirojanakud
Puangrat Kajitvichyanukul

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