The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has released the inaugural issue of Water Practice, a new peer-reviewed journal for the water practitioner. Available at no cost, the first issue features topics related to residuals and biosolids.
As a complement to WEF's flagship publication, Water Environment Research, Water Practice features articles on areas of importance to the water practitioner including monitoring, facility operations and maintenance, management and policy. The aim of this new journal is to provide a forum for applied research and to help water quality programs evolve in a rapidly developing world. Water Practice will be an invaluable resource for any water professional or researcher interested in the application of new strategies and technologies.
Each issue focuses on a specific topic of interest to the water quality community and most coincide with recent WEF specialty conferences. This thematic format will provide comprehensive coverage of many of the principal subjects in water management and research. For conference-based issues, presentation at a WEF conference will be required for submission to the journal. Upcoming issues will focus on topics such as odor control, disinfection, nutrient removal, collection systems and compounds of emerging concern (CECs).
Water Practice debuts as one of the only venues for independent peer review of applied water studies. Peer-reviewed by experts in the field and evaluated by a special issue editor, articles will be indexed and accessible by scholarly literature searches. Select articles will also be featured on the journal homepage for each new issue.
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