AWWA Water Science


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The combination of AWWA’s editorial excellence and Wiley’s publishing prowess gives AWWA Water Science greater impact and reach. Authors will enjoy expert review, rapid publication, interdisciplinary exposure, and global impact.








Jim is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, and Director of the Clean Sustainable Industry Internship (CSI2) Program. He has a BS degree in environmental chemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. and a second BS degree in civil engineering. He earned MS and PhD degrees in civil/ environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.

Jim has co-authored 50 peer-reviewed publications and countless other final reports, papers and book chapters for a total of about 350 documents. His academic career was launched when he received the 1987 Abel Wolman Doctoral Fellowship from AWWA, and he has 38 years of experience in environmental engineering, working on more than 100 projects in nine countries, including a wide range of advanced water treatment applications ranging in size from 2.0 to 2,000,000 gallons per minute.

Jim is finishing a four-year term as co-principal investigator of De-RISK, a USEPA National Center for Innovation in Small Drinking Water Systems. Jim served as Chair of the AWWA Water Quality Technology Division, Chair of the AWWA Technical & Educational Council and was a member of the AWWA Board of Directors. Jim is active in Engineers Without Boards (EWB) through the UNH student chapter and through the joint AWWA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), EWB Community Engineering Corps. In honor of his grandfather, Jim is a passionate supporter of the AWWA Water Equation-Operator Scholarship Program.

With his students, Jim led a multi-disciplinary research project that included Black & Veatch Engineers, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Southern Nevada Water Authority, UMASS researchers and several other team members, to increase the sustainability of using ultraviolet (UV) and ozone technology in series at large drinking water treatment facilities in Boston, Mass., and Las Vegas, Nev. This project received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers Crystal Award for the Best Research Project in the nation. Jim chaired the formation committee and was the first president of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) from 1998 to 2001. He later received the International Ultraviolet Association’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the field of UV technology and serves as associate editor of IUVA News.

It remains Jim’s professional goal to have a positive impact, sometimes large and sometimes small, on public health by improving drinking water quality for 2 billion people before retiring.


Bill is a vice-president and the corporate drinking water practice leader at Hazen and Sawyer, Denver. He is also an adjunct professor at in the Earth and Environmental Engineering Department at Columbia University, and an affiliate of the Columbia Water Center, New York.

Bill received a PhD degree from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., and MS and BS degrees from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., and he is a licensed engineer. Bill has 30 years of experience—all in drinking water treatment. In addition to consulting, his background also includes significant experience at universities and at a water utility (American Water). He has taught classes on drinking water treatment and reuse at Columbia University for the past 15 years and at Johns Hopkins University for 10 prior to that. 

Bill has conducted pilot studies, evaluated treatment systems, and performed conceptual design for the development and optimization of water treatment systems, and trained employees and operators in various water treatment plant processes. He has consulted for some of the largest utilities in the world on a variety of water quality and treatment process issues. 

His areas of specialty include physical/chemical treatment processes, distribution system water quality, corrosion control, disinfection byproduct control, climate change and extreme weather events, and water reuse. He has conducted several Water Research Foundation projects on a variety of topics and has authored more than 200 technical presentations and publications.

In addition to AWWA where Bill is a lifetime, he is also a member of several other professional organizations including the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Ozone Association and the International Water Association. Bill has won several awards and most recently received the AWWA Fuller Award.


Launching in January 2019, AWWA Water Science will be an interdisciplinary journal publishing original, refereed research on the science, engineering, and social aspects of water. It will explore the theoretical, experimental, and practical approaches that advance fundamental understanding and application of all aspects of waterworks and any source water that could conceivably become a potable water supply.

AWS serves as an international forum for knowledge exchange and innovation. With the launch of this new scholarly journal, AWWA will cease publishing peer-reviewed content in Journal AWWA (although research from AWS will still be mentioned in the Journal). 




  • Treatment processes for municipal water, wastewater, and reuse — Chemical, physical and biological methods
  • Water quality monitoring, assessment, and improvement
  • Chemical and microbial contaminant discovery, evaluation, fate, and transport
  • Waterworks monitoring, assessment, and improvement
  • Public health and risk assessments of water and waterworks
  • Premise plumbing issues and consumer water quality
  • Applied mathematical modeling and system analysis techniques for water and waterworks
  • Socio-economic studies pertinent to water and waterworks
  • Aspects of potable and non-potable water reuse
  • Sustainability of water resources and water works
  • Water conservation and drought response
  • Finance/rates for water and waterworks
  • New materials or technologies (instruments, sensors, waterworks components, etc.)
  • Decision-making frameworks for water use and water works design, operation, and management
  • Planning and design innovations for waterworks
  • Hydraulics of water works



The scope of AWWA Water Science focuses on the physical, chemical, biological, and ecological processes that affect the quantity and quality of potable water, and the scope of research includes the application of fundamental science, engineering, and social principles to managerial, policy, and public health issues that affect and are affected by water. Besides review articles, original research published in AWS typically is based upon measurement and modeling that develops or applies theoretical principles and practical guidance to advance the scholarship of the water industry.


Waterworks researchers 
Academics/faculty and utility/manufacturer research departments
Consultant research groups and regulatory research labs

Larger research community 
Academic areas: chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science
Applied areas: chemical engineers, chemists, civil engineers, environmental engineers, limnologists, microbiologists, modelers


Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, or identify if it has been published as a brief abstract or paper in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium, on a preprint server, as part of a thesis, or as part of a research report (e.g., Water Research Foundation).

Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Submission Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online.

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