The call for nominations for the election of Management Committee members of the HRWM IWA Specialist Group is now open!!!

The call for nominations for the election of Management Committee members of the HRWM IWA Specialist Group is now open to members from the following geographic regions:
·       Australasia & Pacific
·       Africa
·       East Asia
·       North America
·       South and Central America
·       South East Asia
You can find the details HERE.

Journal of Water and Health, June 2019, Vol. 17, Issue 3

Role of filtration in managing the risk from Cryptosporidium in commercial swimming pools – a review
Martin Wood, Lester Simmonds, Jitka MacAdam, Francis Hassard, Peter Jarvis, Rachel M. Chalmers
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 357-370.

Human urine contamination with environmental pollutants: simultaneous determination using UPLC-MS/MS
Asma Beltifa, Monia Machreki, Asma Ghorbel, Afifa Belaid, Emna Smaoui, Feriele Messadi Akrout, Giuseppa Di Bella, Nezar H. Khdary, Tim Reyns, Hedi Ben Mansour Joris Van Loco
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 371-379.

Virulence determinants in genetically heterogeneous populations of Aeromonads recovered from an urban lagoon
Mariana de Melo Rodrigues Sobral, Camila Barreto, Kayo Bianco, Samara Sant’Anna de Oliveira, Maysa Mandetta Clementino
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 380-392.

Application of high-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing to identify fecal contamination sources and to complement the detection of fecal indicator bacteria in rural groundwater
Paul Naphtali, Mahi M. Mohiuddin, Athanasios Paschos, Herb E. Schellhorn
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 393-403.

Sign-constrained linear regression for prediction of microbe concentration based on water quality datasets
Tsuyoshi Kato, Ayano Kobayashi, Wakana Oishi, Syun-suke Kadoya, Satoshi Okabe, Naoya Ohta, Mohan Amarasiri, Daisuke Sano
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 404-415.

Finding Sarcocystis spp. on the Tioman Island: 28S rRNA gene next-generation sequencing reveals nine new Sarcocystis species
Florence C. H. Lee
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 416-427.

Variations in sensitivity to chlorine in Ecuador and US consumers: implications for community water systems
Jacob Stout, Donald J. Tellinghuisen, David B. Wunder, Chad D. Tatko, Bruce V. Rydbeck
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 428-441.

Occurrence of norovirus genogroups I and II in recreational water from four beaches in Belém city, Brazilian Amazon region
Danielle Rodrigues de Deus, Dielle Monteiro Teixeira, Jainara Cristina dos Santos Alves, Vanessa Cavaleiro Smith, Renato da Silva Bandeira, Jones Anderson Monteiro Siqueira, Lena Líllian Canto de Sá Morais, Hugo Reis Resque, Yvone Benchimol Gabbay
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 442-454.

Toward a comprehensive explanatory model of reliance on alternatives to the tap: evidence from California’s retail water stores
Gregory Pierce, Larry Lai
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 455-462.

Emerging pathogens and deliberate attacks on European water supplies: a scenario planning workshop
Julii Brainard, Charlotte C. Hammer, Maha Bouzid, Paul R. Hunter, the Aquavalens Consortium
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 463-476.

Occurrence and distribution of pharmaceuticals in raw, finished, and drinking water from seven large river basins in China
Jia Lv, Lan Zhang, Yongyan Chen, Bixiong Ye, Jiayi Han, Ning Jin
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 477-489.

Assessment, control, and prevention of microbiological and chemical hazards in seasonal swimming pools of the Versilia district (Tuscany, central Italy)
Michele Totaro, Orlando Vaselli, Barbara Nisi, Lorenzo Frendo, Jacopo Cabassi, Sara Profeti, Paola Valentini, Beatrice Casini, Gaetano Privitera, Angelo Baggiani
J Water Health (2019) 17 (3): 490-498.

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.