AWS Topical Collections

AWWA Water Science Topical Collections

AWWA Water Science (AWS) is an interdisciplinary journal that features original, peer-reviewed research on the science, engineering, and social aspects of water.

AWWA Water Science topical collections are collections of articles on similar topics that fall under the guidance of AWS. Although review papers can also be part of a special collection, it is expected that the majority of articles published as a special collection will consist of new and previously un-reviewed material.




Topical Collections

Climate Change & Adaptation  climate change

Climate change will profoundly affect water systems and the long-term sustainability of water resources. This upcoming collection will provide research on how water systems can be affected by climate change and assessments of adaptation and mitigation strategies.

PFAS Analytics & Treatment  PFAS Collection

As discussed in this topical collection, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have recently become a major issue within the water community, so robust analytical methods and knowledge of treatment efficacy are needed.

Potable Reuse  Reuse Collection

This topical collection highlights innovations and novel approaches that will improve the technologies and institutional structures for facilitating potable reuse while remaining protective of public health.

Harmful Algal Blooms  HAB Collection

Drinking water systems that rely on surface water supplies are under increased threats from harmful algal blooms. This collection provides the best-available science for informed decisions to control and eliminate blooms.

Lead and Copper  lead and copper

By curating this collection, AWWA provides timely information and relevant, important research to help water industry professionals protect public health by providing clean, safe drinking water to their customers.