The journal facilitates the confrontation and integration of scientific knowledge and policy development related to water quality and ecology. The journal will stimulate experimentation and innovation that can support decision making, to achieve effective and sustainable management of water and ecosystem resources.
Contributions that design and evaluate adaptive and applied water policies at all levels are encouraged. Emphasis is given to field and ecosystem research studies that make a clear link with sustainability assessment and sustainable management of water resources.
The scope of Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology includes fresh water, transitional, marine and ground water systems, as well as the related water exploitation cycles such as drinking water production and consumption and irrigation water use. The journal will publish papers on the following topics:
1) Interdisciplinary studies connecting research on water quality and ecology to science-based management and policy development?
2) Integrated modeling approaches for analyzing, assessing and forecasting ecological impacts of anthropogenic pressures
3) Development of water quality guidelines for ecosystems and the related products and services?
4) Innovative policy making for the sustainable use of water resources, via the integration of technical approaches with social, political, economic, health, psychological, pedagogical, law, policy and governance related aspects of water and ecology.
Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology welcomes practical studies based on experimental and field data, as well as innovative concepts, reviews and opinions in line with the above mentioned topics, both at a local as global scale.