PLOS Water, a new Open Access journal for research that addresses water sanitation, security, infrastructure, resource management, and sustainable consumption

PLOS Water brings together research of the highest methodological and ethical standards related to water for people and planet for communities in every region of the world. The journal includes areas of water sanitation and hygiene; sustainable water consumption, management, and supply; resource recovery and utilization; applied water governance and policy; and socio-behavioral research. Our broad scope breaks down silos between disciplines and sectors to facilitate collaboration across the interconnected issues of water resources management and clean water supply. We empower researchers to use Open Science so that everyone who plays a role in this global issue—including organizations, industry-leaders, local and Indigenous communities, and all members of the public—has unrestricted access to the quality-driven science they need to drive change.
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ISSN 2767-3219

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Meet our Editors-in-Chief

Jenna Davis
Jennifer (“Jenna”) Davis (MPH, PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, both of Stanford University. With a background in public health, infrastructure planning, and environmental science & engineering, Davis works at the interface of engineered infrastructure systems and their users, particularly in the water sector of low- and middle-income countries. With her research group Davis has conducted fieldwork in more than 20 countries, developing and testing strategies to stimulate investment in and enhance long-term sustainability of water supply and sanitation services from the household to the national scale. Other research quantifies the economic and health impacts of service improvements and identifies the conditions under which such benefits are maximized. Davis served on the Millennium Development Goal task force for water and, more recently, on the Sustainable Development Goal team for sanitation. At Stanford, she teaches courses in environmental health engineering and interdisciplinary research design, and also directs the Stanford Program on Water, Health & Development.
Pierre Horwitz
Pierre Horwitz is the Professor of Environmental Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, and founding Co-Director of the University’s Strategic Research Centre for People, Place & Planet. He has research interests and expertise in the links between sustainable water resource management, ecosystems, biodiversity, and health with research projects based in Western Australia, South East Asia and Oceania. He was a theme coordinator for wetlands and health for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (2009-2015), and has supervised to completion more than 40 PhD and Masters by Research students.

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