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International Water Association, Specialist Group

Featured Publications

Longitudinal metatranscriptomic sequencing of Southern California wastewater representing 16 million people from August 2020–21 reveals widespread transcription of antibiotic resistance genes

Water Research, Volume 229, 1 February 2023, 119421.

Jason A.Rothman, Andrew Saghira Seung-Ah Chung, Nicholas Boyajian, Thao Dinh, Jinwoo Kim, Jordan Oval, Vivek Sharavanan, Courtney York, Amity G. Zimmer-Faust, Kylie Langlois, Joshua A. Steele, John F. Griffith, Katrine L. Whiteson


Call for Applications: Huw Taylor Prize 2023

In 2017 the Health-Related Water Microbiology (HRWM) Specialist Group of the International Water Association (IWA) established the continuing prize in recognition of Prof. Huw Taylor for assisting and encouraging outstanding research in the field of HRWM that provides water and/or sanitation solutions in emergency and/or developing settings.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2023

Call for Applications: HuwTaylorPrize2023CallforApplications

Application form (word): HuwTaylorPrize2023ApplicationForm

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Call for Applications: Willie Grabow Young Investigator Award 2023

The IWA-HRWM Willie Grabow Young Investigator Award is made for the purpose of assisting and encouraging young scientists, who are doing outstanding research in the field of health-related water microbiology, specifically in developing countries.

Application Deadline: 28 February, 2023

Please find the following call for applications and form.

Call for Applications: WillieGrabowYoungInvestigatorAward2023CallforApplications

Form (word): WillieGrabowYoungInvestigatorAward2023ApplicationForm

Form (pdf): WillieGrabowYoungInvestigatorAward2023ApplicationForm




Journal of Water and Health, Volume 20, Issue 11, 1 November 2022

Current understanding on antibacterial mechanisms and research progress of tea polyphenols as a supplementary disinfectant for drinking water
Jing Li; Cuimin Feng; Jiyue Jin; Weiqi Yang; Zile Wang
J Water Health (2022) 20 (11): 1611–1628.

Role of a novel cationic gemini surfactant (CGS) on a one-step sol–gel process and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 powders
Melek Koç Keşir; İkbal Sarıkaya Yıldız; Selçuk Bilgen; Münevver Sökmen
J Water Health (2022) 20 (11): 1629–1643.

Can guava (Psidium guajava) leaf extracts develop an indigenous, simplified tool for a semi-quantitative assessment of iron in groundwater?
Sabuktagin Rahman; Nobonita Saha; Sneha Sarwar; Abu Ahmed Shamim; Nazma Shaheen
J Water Health (2022) 20 (11): 1644–1653.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene access in Senegal and its impact on the occurrence of diarrhea in children under 5 years old
Mouhamadou Lamine Daffe; Cheikh Diop; Bonheur Dounebaine; Samba Sagor Diop; Jessica Carmelia Mbemba Peleka; Fatoumata Bah; Salimata Thiam; Awa Ndong; Mathilde Cabral; Aminata Toure; Absa Lam; Mamadou Fall
J Water Health (2022) 20 (11): 1654–1667.

Prevalence of enteric viruses in wastewater in Egypt after the COVID-19 pandemic
Dina Nadeem Abd-Elshafy; Rola Nadeem; Mahmoud Mohamed Bahgat
J Water Health (2022) 20 (11): 1668–1672.


Journal of Water and Health, Volume 20, Issue 10, 1 October 2022

Vibrio pathogenicity island and phage CTX genes in Vibrio alginolyticus isolated from different aquatic environments
Sadok Khouadja; Ana Roque; Mar Gonzalez; Dolors Furones
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1469–1478.

State of knowledge and future research needs on microplastics in groundwater
Amélie Hoarau Belkhiri; Florence Carre; Fabrice Quiot
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1479–1496.

The anti-biofilm activity of hydrogen peroxide against Escherichia coli strain FL-Tbz isolated from a pharmaceutical water system
Afsaneh Farjami; Sina Jalilzadeh; Mohammadreza Siahi-Shadbad; Farzaneh Lotfipour
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1497–1505.

Risk perception from the consumption of untreated drinking water in a small island community
Nik Muhammad Nizam Nik Hassan; Paul R. Hunter; Iain R. Lake
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1506–1516.

Determinants of diarrhoeal infections among users of shared sanitation in informal settlements in Durban, South Africa
Preshod Sewnand Ramlal; J. Lin; C. A. Buckley; T. A. Stenström; I. D. Amoah
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1517–1533.

Factors predicting proper handwashing practice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in India: a field-based cross-sectional study
Shibaji Gupta; Debasis Das; Arup Chakraborty; Rudradeep Banerjee
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1534–1542.

Current assumptions for quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) of Norovirus contamination of drinking water catchments due to recreational activities: an update
Dan Deere; Una Ryan
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1543–1557.

Risk-based treatment targets for onsite non-potable water systems using new pathogen data
Brian Pecson; Anya Kaufmann; Sybil Sharvelle; Brie Post; Harold Leverenz; Nicholas Ashbolt; Adam Olivieri
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1558–1575.

Effects of inorganic arsenic species on the antioxidant enzyme system of the Amazon Sword Plant (Echinodorus amazonicus Rataj)
İdris Şener; Murat Yabanlı; Aykut Yozukmaz
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1576–1586.

Microbial contamination and quantitative microbial risk assessment of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) film sachet drinking water in Ghana
Prosper Naah Angnunavuri; Francis Attiogbe; Bismark Mensah
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1587–1603.

Identification of Acanthamoeba spp. from water and soil of public parks in the north of Iran
M. R. Mahmoudi; M. Maleki; N. Zebardast; B. Rahmati; K. Ashrafi; M. Sharifdini; Panagiotis Karanis
J Water Health (2022) 20 (10): 1604–1610.

Featured Publications

City-wide wastewater genomic surveillance through the successive emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Alpha and Delta variants

Water Research ,Volume 226, 1 November 2022, 119306.

F. S. Brunner, M. R. Brown, I. Bassano, H. Denise, M. S. Khalifa, M. J. Wade, R. van Aerle, J. L. Kevill, D. L. Jones, K. Farkas, A. R. Jeffries, The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, E. Cairns, C. Wierzbicki, S. Paterson