Journal of Water and Health, April 2019, Vol. 17, Issue 2

Salmonella and the changing environment: systematic review using New York State as a model
Kevin Welch, Asante Shipp-Hilts, Millicent Eidson, Shubhayu Saha, Shelley Zansky
J Water Health (2018) 17 (2): 179-195.

Analysis of building plumbing system flushing practices and communications
Lisa Ragain, Sheldon Masters, Timothy A. Bartrand, Jennifer L. Clancy, Andrew J. Whelton
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 196-203.

Turbidity reduction in drinking water by coagulation-flocculation with chitosan polymers
Ampai Soros, James E. Amburgey, Christine E. Stauber, Mark D. Sobsey, Lisa M. Casanova
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 204-218.

Survey of US wastewater for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Jill Hoelle, James R. Johnson, Brian D. Johnston, Brian Kinkle, Laura Boczek, Hodon Ryu, Sam Hayes
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 219-226.

Variability of residual chlorine in swimming pool water and determination of chlorine consumption for maintaining hygienic safety of bathers with a simple mass balance model
Alvyn P. Berg, Ting-An Fang, Hao L. Tang
J Water Health (2018) 17 (2): 227-236.

Validation and in-field testing of a new on-site qPCR system for quantification of Legionella pneumophila according to ISO/TS 12869:2012 in HVAC cooling towers
Shaimaa Ahmed, Urszula Liwak-Muir, Danielle Walker, Agnes Zoldowski, Alan Mears, Sergey Golovan, Steve Mohr, Paul Lem, Chris Harder
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 237-253.

Kinetics of photocatalytic removal of imidacloprid from water by advanced oxidation processes with respect to nanotechnology
A. Derbalah, M. Sunday, R. Chidya, W. Jadoon, H. Sakugawa
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 254-265.

Advancing performance evaluation standards for household water treatment technologies
D. Brown, C. Farrow, E. A. McBean, B. Gharabaghi, J. Beauchamp
J Water Health (2018) 17 (2): 266-273.

Evaluation of adaptive low cost solar water pasteurization device for providing safe potable water in rural households
Sharmin Zaman, Abu Yousuf, Anowara Begum, Md Latiful Bari, K. S. Rabbani
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 274-286.

Molecular detection of human adenovirus in urban wastewater in Egypt and among children suffering from acute gastroenteritis
Elmahdy M. Elmahdy, Nehal I. Ahmed, Mohamed N. F. Shaheen, EL-Chaimaa B. Mohamed, Samah A. Loutfy
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 287-294.

Diversion and phylogenetic relatedness of filterable bacteria from Norwegian tap and bottled waters
Colin Charnock, Ralf Xue Hagen, Theresa Ngoc-Thu Nguyen, Linh Thuy Vo
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 295-307.

Influence of container cleanliness, container disinfection with chlorine, and container handling on recontamination of water collected from a water kiosk in a Kenyan slum
Regula Meierhofer, Basil Wietlisbach, Carol Matiko
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 308-317.

Implications of soils around domestic water points in the spread of intestinal parasites in the city of Yaounde (Cameroon)
Ajeagah Gideon Aghaindum, Asi Quiggle Atud, Okoa Amougou Thérèse Nadège
J Water Health (2018) 17 (2): 318-328.

Presence of emerging contaminants in urban water bodies in southern Brazil
Glaucia Ghesti Pivetta, Maria do Carmo Cauduro Gastaldini
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 329-337.

Investigation of the water quality of daily used surface-sources for drinking and irrigation by the population of Segou in the center of Mali
Amadou Toure, Duan Wenbiao, Zakaria Keita, Abdramane Dembele
J Water Health (2018) 17 (2): 338-349.

Molecular characterization of nontuberculous mycobacteria in hospital waters: a two-year surveillance study in Tehran, Iran
Somayeh Moradi, Mohammad Javad Nasiri, Fazel Pourahmad, Davood Darban-Sarokhalil
J Water Health (2019) 17 (2): 350-356.

Journal of Water and Health, February 2019, Vol. 17, Issue 1

Disinfection by-products in desalinated and blend water: formation and control strategy
Shakhawat Chowdhury
J Water Health (2019) 17 (1): 1-24.

Modification of the Thomas model for predicting unsymmetrical breakthrough curves using an adaptive neural-based fuzzy inference system
Mohammad Javad Amiri, Maryam Khozaei, Antonio Gil
J Water Health (2019) 17 (1): 25-36.

Assessing high-throughput environmental DNA extraction methods for meta-barcode characterization of aquatic microbial communities
Abdolrazagh Hashemi Shahraki, Subba Rao Chaganti, Daniel Heath
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 37-49.

Occurrence and reduction of F-specific RNA bacteriophage genotypes as indicators of human norovirus at a wastewater treatment plant
Suntae Lee, Mamoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Shigemura
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 50-62.

Development of a dose–response model for Naegleria fowleri
Kara Dean, Mark H. Weir, Jade Mitchell
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 63-71.

Metagenomic study on the composition of culturable and non-culturable bacteria in tap water and biofilms at intensive care units
Maha Farhat, Khaled R. Alkharsah, Fatimah I. Alkhamis, Huda A. Bukharie
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 72-83.

Weather, environmental conditions, and waterborne Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Iqaluit, Nunavut
Stephanie Masina, Jamal Shirley, Jean Allen, Jan M. Sargeant, Rebecca A. Guy Peter M. Wallis J. Scott Weese Ashlee Cunsolo Anna Bunce Sherilee L. Harper
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 84-97.

Low cost drinking water treatment using nonwoven engineered and woven cloth fabrics
Stephen Siwila, Isobel C. Brink
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 98-112.

Fecal coliform concentrations in effluent from ultraviolet disinfection units installed in onsite wastewater treatment systems
Meagan R. Jackson, John Scott Meschke, Jeremy Simmons, Tania Busch Isaksen
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 113-123.

Chlorine inactivation of coxsackievirus B5 in recycled water destined for non-potable reuse
Satiya Wati, Bret S. Robinson, John Mieog, Judy Blackbeard, Alexandra R. Keegan
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 124-136.

Predicting culturable enterococci exceedances at Escambron Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico using satellite remote sensing and artificial neural networks
Abdiel E. Laureano-Rosario, Andrew P. Duncan, Erin M. Symonds, Dragan A. Savic, Frank E. Muller-Karger
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 137-148.

Cryptosporidium genotyping and land use mapping for hazard identification and source tracking in a small mixed rural–urban watershed in Southeastern Brazil
Rosane C. Andrade, Rafael K. X. Bastos, Paula D. Bevilacqua, Rosângela V. Andrade
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 149-159.

Occurrence of free-living amoebae (Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, Naegleria) in water samples in Peninsular Malaysia
Shobana Gabriel, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 160-171.

The association between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and drowning in Bangladesh
Jagnoor Jagnoor, Medhavi Gupta, Kamran Ul Baset, Daniel Ryan, Rebecca Ivers, Aminur Rahman
J Water Health (2018) 17 (1): 172-178.

Journal of Water and Health Citation Ranking 2018

Very happy to announce the 2018 citation ranking of JWH papers (as of Jan 24, 2019, counted by Mohan Amarasiri, Tohoku University, Japan, using Web of Science). We really appreciate all reviewers and authors to support our Journal!!!

Karanis P, Kourenti C, Smith H
2007, 5(1) 1-38
33 times cited in 2018 (380 times in total)


Wu J, Long SC, Das D, Dorner SM
2011, 9(2), 265-278
21 times cited in 2018 (126 times in total)


Joseph O. Falkinham, III ,Michael D. Iseman, Petra de Haas, Dick van Soolingen
2008, 6(2), 209–213
12 times cited in 2018 (104 times in total)


Papers published in 2017
N. A. Moreira, M. Bondelind
2017, 15(1), 83-96
8 times cited in 2018 (9 times in total)


Susanne Wuijts, Harold H. J. L. van den Berg, Jennifer Miller, Lydia Abebe, Mark Sobsey, Antoine Andremont, Kate O. Medlicott, Mark W. J. van Passel, Ana Maria de Roda Husman
2017, 15(2), 175-184
6 times cited in 2017 (9 times in total)


Laura M. Suppes, Ching-Hua Huang, Wan-Ning Lee,  Kyle J. Brockman
2017, 15(5), 829-833
6 times cited in 2017 (6 times in total)


Papers publisehd in 2016
Jiawen Ma, Yaoyu Feng, Yue Hu, Eric N. Villegas, Lihua Xia
2016, 14(3), 411-423
10 times cited in 2018  (15 times in total)


Nasser AM
2016, 14(1), 1-13
9 times cited in 2018  (16 times in total)


T. K. Thomas, T. Ritter, D. Bruden, M. Bruce, K. Byrd, R. Goldberger, J. Dobson, K. Hickel, J. Smith, T. Hennessy
2016, 14(1), 132-141
7 times cited in 2018  (14 times in total)

Journal of Water and Health, December 2018, Vol. 16, Issue 6

An exploration of disinfection by-products formation and governing factors in chlorinated swimming pool water
Huma Ilyas; Ilyas Masih; Jan Peter van der Hoek
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 861-892.

Critical elements for local Indigenous water security in Canada: a narrative review
Tessa Latchmore; C. J. Schuster-Wallace; Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat; Sarah E. Dickson-Anderson; Anna Majury
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 893-903.

Evaluation of Moringa oleifera seed extract by extraction time: effect on coagulation efficiency and extract characteristic
Youmi Jung; Yoonhee Jung; Minhwan Kwon; Homin Kye; Yirga Weldu Abrha; Joon-Wun Kang
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 904-913.

Interaction between typical sulfonamides and bacterial diversity in drinking water
Qing Wu; Shuqun Li; Xiaofei Zhao; Xinhua Zhao
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 914-920.

Removal of Escherichia coli from well water using continuous laminar flow in a channel system containing PPy/Cu modified electrodes
M. B. González; L. I. Brugnoni; D. O. Flamini; L. M. Quinzani; S. B. Saidman
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 921-929.

Assessment of microbial quality of household water output from desalination systems by the heterotrophic plate count method
Ahmad Reza Yari; Mohammad Javad Mohammadi; Sahar Geravandi; Zohreh Doosti; Soudabeh Alizadeh Matboo; Shahram Arsang Jang; Shahram Nazari
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 930-937.

Evaluation of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for the detection of mycobacterial species and their potential association with waterborne pathogens
G. Aboagye; M. T. Rowe
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 938-946.

Health risk of swimming pool disinfection by-products: a regulatory perspective
Tamás Pándics; Ádám Hofer; Gyula Dura; Márta Vargha; Tamás Szigeti; Erika Tóth
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 947-957.

Storage of aerobic granular sludge embedded in agar and its reactivation by real wastewater
Yuanyuan Cheng; Xinpeng Xuan; Linan Zhang; Jue Zhao; Bei Long
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 958-969.

Rotavirus analyses by SYBR Green real-time PCR and microbiological contamination in bivalves cultivated in coastal water of Amazonian Brazil
A. N. R. Marinho; D. C. C. Rocha; Y. K. Kanai; C. M. Alves; D. C. Costa; A. H. Sousa; B. C. V. Barros; M. C. M. S. Bonfim; J. D. P. Mascarenhas
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 970-979.

OPEN ACCESS!!!Pathogens in crop production systems irrigated with low-quality water in Bolivia
Luis Fernando Perez-Mercado; Cecilia Lalander; Abraham Joel; Jakob Ottoson; Mercedes Iriarte; Carla Oporto; Björn Vinnerås
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 980-990.

River water analysis using a multiparametric approach: Portuguese river as a case study
Ana Barbosa-Vasconcelos; Ângelo Mendes; Flávia Martins; Elisabete Lopes; Ana Machado; Adriano A. Bordalo; Paulo Vaz-Pires; Natividade Vieira; Paulo Martins da Costa; Lucinda J. Bessa
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 991-1006.

Enterococci as a key parameter for water quality index: Purires River, Costa Rica
Luz Chacón; Víctor Arias; Kenia Barrantes; Wilson Beita-Sandí; Liliana Reyes; Rosario Achí
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 1007-1017.

OPEN ACCESS!!!Water quality, availability, and acute gastroenteritis on the Navajo Nation – a pilot case-control study
Scott P. Grytdal; Robert Weatherholtz; Douglas H. Esposito; James Campbell; Raymond Reid; Nicole Gregoricus; Chandra Schneeberger; Tina S. Lusk; Lihua Xiao; Nancy Garrett; Cheryl Bopp; Laura L. Hammitt; Jan Vinjé; Vincent R. Hill; Katherine L. O’Brien; Aron J. Hall
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 1018-1028.

Snow angels – the microbiology of freshly fallen snow: implications for immunocompromised patients
John E. Moore; John McCaughan; Jonathan Stirling; Jane Bell; B. Cherie Millar
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 1029-1032.

Beyond reasonable drought: hotspots reveal a link between the ‘Big Dry’ and cryptosporidiosis in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin
Aparna Lal; Paul Konings
J Water Health (2018) 16 (6): 1033-1037.

Journal of Water and Health, October 2018, Vol. 16, Issue 5

A review of potential factors contributing to epidemic cholera in Yemen
Adel Al-Gheethi, Efaq Noman, Bala Jeremiah David, Radin Mohamed, Abd. Halid Abdullah, Sasitharan Nagapan, Amir Hashim Mohd
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 667-680.

Natural organic matter as precursor to disinfection byproducts and its removal using conventional and advanced processes: state of the art review
Surbhi Tak, Bhanu Prakash Vellanki
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 681-703.

Sick leave due to diarrhea caused by contamination of drinking water supply with Cryptosporidium hominis in Sweden: a retrospective study
Frida Ridderstedt, Micael Widerström, Johan Lindh, Mikael Lilja
J Water Health (2017) 16 (5): 704-710.

Categorical performance characteristics of method ISO 7899-2 and indicator value of intestinal enterococci for bathing water quality monitoring
Ananda Tiwari, Anna-Maria Hokajärvi, Jorge W. Santo Domingo, Ari Kauppinen Michael, Elk, Hodon Ryu, Balamuralikrishna Jayaprakash, Tarja Pitkänen
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 711-723.

Association of water quality with soil-transmitted helminthiasis and diarrhea in Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala, 2010
Almea Matanock, Xin Lu, Gordana Derado, Victoria M. Cuéllar, Patricia Juliao, Maricruz Alvarez, Beatriz López, Fredy Muñoz, Andrew Thornton, Jaymin C. Patel, Gerard Lopez, Lissette Reyes, Wences Arvelo, Anna J. Blackstock, Kim A. Lindblade, Sharon L. Roy
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 724-736.

Assessment of the parasitological quality of water stored in private cisterns in rural areas of Tunisia
Layla Ben Ayed, Khaoula Belhassen, Sonia Sabbahi, Panagiotis Karanis, Issam Nouiri
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 737-749.

Computational fluid dynamics analysis of the hydraulic (filtration) efficiency of a residential swimming pool
J. Zhang, N. Sinha, M. Ross, A. E. Tejada-Martínez
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 750-761.

Faecal contamination in public pools in Barcelona province: Cryptosporidium spp. and bacterial indicators
M. Gracenea, S. Castaño, J. Méndez, F. Lucena, M. S. Gómez
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 762-772.

Photocatalytic degradation of reactive black 5 on the surface of tin oxide microrods
Shanza Rauf Khan, Muhammad Umar Khalid, Saba Jamil, Songnan Li, Aiman Mujahid, Muhammad Ramzan Saeed Ashraf Janjua
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 773-781.

Contamination of arsenic, manganese and coliform bacteria in groundwater at Kushtia District, Bangladesh: human health vulnerabilities
Aminur Rahman, Hafezur Rahaman
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 782-795.

Ultraviolet A and B wavelength-dependent inactivation of viruses and bacteria in the water
E. G. Mbonimpa, E. R. Blatchley, III, B. Applegate, W. F. Harper, Jr
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 796-806.

Isolation and molecular identification of Acanthamoeba spp. from hot springs in Mazandaran province, northern Iran
Samira Dodangeh, Elham Kialashaki, Ahmad Daryani, Mehdi Sharif, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Yusef Dadi Moghaddam, Seyed Abdollah Hosseini
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 807-813.

Preparation, adsorptive properties and chemical regeneration studies of high-porous activated carbon derived from Platanus orientalis leaves for Cr(VI) removal
Xiaowei Liu, Lihui Huang, Lisha Wang, Chuang Wang, Xueyuan Wu, Guihua Dong, Yangyang Liu
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 814-826.

Drinking water in West Virginia (USA): tap water or bottled water – what is the right choice for college students?
Jonas Germain Levêque, Robert Clyde Burns
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 827-838.

Monitoring levels of viable Helicobacter pylori in surface water by qPCR in Northeast Spain
Claudia Patricia Acosta, Francesc Codony, Mariana Fittipaldi, Carlos Hernán Sierra-Torres, Jordi Morató
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 839-845.

Degradation of rhodamine B with manganese dioxide nanorods
V. Sabna, Santosh G. Thampi, S. Chandrakaran
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 846-856.

Molecular surveillance of Cryptosporidium and Giardia duodenalis in sludge and spent filter backwash water of a water treatment plant
Winni Alves Ladeia, Felippe Danyel Cardoso Martins, Camila Fernanda Rosolen e Silva, Roberta Lemos Freire
J Water Health (2018) 16 (5): 857-860.

Journal of Water and Health, August 2018, Vol. 16, Issue 4

Use of bacterial spores in monitoring water quality and treatment
Gerard N. Stelma, Jr
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 491-500.

Clostridium perfringens identifies source of pollution and reference streams in a tropical highland environment
Douglas Mushi
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 501-507.

A gastroenteritis outbreak associated with drinking water in a college in northwest China
Lixia Zhang, Xiu’E Li, Rui Wu, Hailong Chen, Jifeng Liu, Zengguo Wang, Yuan Xing, Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq, Jingjun Wang, Pengbo Yu, Jiru Xu, Chaofeng Ma
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 508-515.

Campylobacter in recreational lake water in southern Quebec, Canada: presence, concentration, and association with precipitation and ruminant farm proximity
Rebecca A. Guy, Julie Arsenault, Serge Olivier Kotchi, Maxime Gosselin-Théberge, Marie-Josée Champagne, Philippe Berthiaume
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 516-529.

Multi-objective optimization of ciprofloxacin antibiotic removal from an aqueous phase with grey taguchi method
M. Salari, G. R. Rakhshandehroo, M. R. Nikoo
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 530-541.

Uranium natural levels in soil, rock and water: assessment of the quality of drinking water in Singida Urban District, Tanzania
S. J. Kaishwa, E. M. Marwa, J. J. Msaky, W. N. Mwakalasya
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 542-548.

Water quality modelling: microbial risks associated with manure on pasture and arable land
Ekaterina Sokolova, Göran Lindström, Charlotta Pers, Johan Strömqvist, Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, Helene Wahlström, Kaisa Sörén
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 549-561.

Is the default of 2 liters for daily per-capita water consumption appropriate? A nationwide survey reveals water intake in Japan
Koichi Ohno, Mari Asami, Yoshihiko Matsui
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 562-573.

Hydrogeochemistry, water quality and health risk assessment of water resources contaminated by agricultural activities in Korkuteli (Antalya, Turkey) district center
Simge Varol, Mediha Şekerci
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 574-599.

Coagulant residues’ influence on virus enumeration as shown in a study on virus removal using aluminium, zirconium and chitosan
Ekaterina Christensen, Mette Myrmel
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 600-613.

Performance evaluation of waste stabilization ponds on removal of Listeria spp.: a case study of Isfahan, Iran
Atefeh Taherkhani, Hossein Movahedyan Attar, Seyyed Abbas Mirzaee, Mehdi Ahmadmoazzam, Neemat Jaafarzadeh, Faeze Hashemi, Mohammad Jalali
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 614-621.

Hydrogeochemistry and lead contamination of groundwater in the north part of Esfahan province, Iran
Kaveh Pazand, Davoud Khosravi, Mohammad Reza Ghaderi, Mohammad Reza Rezvanianzadeh
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 622-634.

Investigation of estrogen activity in the raw and treated waters of riverbank infiltration using a yeast estrogen screen and chemical analysis
Judit Plutzer, Péter Avar, Dóra Keresztes, Zsófia Sári, Ildikó Kiss-Szarvák, Márta Vargha, Gábor Maász, Zsolt Pirger
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 635-645.

Sachet water quality and product registration: a cross-sectional study in Accra, Ghana
M. Dzodzomenyo, G. Fink, W. Dotse-Gborgbortsi, N. Wardrop, G. Aryeetey, N. Coleman, A. Hill, J. Wright
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 646-656.

Molecular detection of Toxoplasma gondii in natural surface water bodies in Poland
M. Adamska
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 657-660.

Access to drinking water: time matters
A. Cassivi, R. Johnston, E. O. D. Waygood, C. C. Dorea
J Water Health (2018) 16 (4): 661-666.