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Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences, University of Nicosia Medical School, Nicosia 2408, Cyprus
Dr. Layla Ben Ayed
National Institute of Agronomy (INAT), University of Carthage, Tunis 1082, Tunisia
Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, Aquaculture Laboratory, University of Thessaly, 38446 Volos, Greece
Prof. Dr. Patrick Scheid
Department of Biology, Working Group Parasitology and Infection Biology, University Koblenz, 56070 Koblenz, Germany
Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, University Hill, 81100 Mytilene, Lesvos Island, Greece
Dr. Anna Lass
Department of Tropical Parasitology, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Diseases, Medical University of Gdańsk, 80-210 Gdańsk, Poland

Emerging Solutions for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, 2nd Volume

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Dear Colleagues,

Water resource preservation is an important and popular topic with international attention. Achieving harmony between water and human activity is a goal that numerous scientists are chasing. This topic aims to bring leading researchers together and provides an open platform for researchers to discuss and share the latest trends, innovations, concerns, and research outcomes on all topics of water, sanitation, and hygiene. Prospective researchers are invited to submit original and unpublished results of constructive, conceptual, experimental, empirical, or theoretical work in all fields of water, sanitation, and hygiene. Novel research papers with tables, figures, and references are expected to be submitted for this topic. This includes papers related to the transport and modelling of bacterial pollution in drainage networks and in coastal zones and the impact of climate change on freshwater bacterial quality, as well as the impact of floods and other hazardous events in the transport of pathogens. Agriculture and aquaculture are the main industries serving the increasing food demand of the growing population and their collaborative activity will produce sustainable and healthy food. A range of pollutants are excreted with animal waste, including nutrients, pathogens, natural and synthetic hormones, veterinary antimicrobials, and heavy metals, which can enter local farmland soils, surface water, and groundwater during the storage and disposal of animal waste, and pose direct and indirect human health risks. Water quality and biological factors strongly affect the growth of fish in aquaculture, determining ecosystem health and disease occurrence in cultured fish. A pathogen-free water source is essential for success in aquaculture. Therefore, disinfection of water before use and wastewater before it is discharged is necessary to avoid contamination of the environment with pathogens. Submissions to this topic will be submitted to a peer-review process before final publication. Submitted papers must not be processed by any other publication at the same time. The final decision for paper publication will be made by peer review reports, Topic Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief in case of a conflict of interest. Published full-text papers will be available online on the topic's website. We sincerely hope that you will contribute your outstanding research to this topic, and we look forward to assisting you in spreading your valuable results. 

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Karanis
Dr. Layla Ben Ayed
Dr. Eleni Golomazou
Prof. Dr. Patrick Scheid
Dr. Ourania Tzoraki
Dr. Anna Lass
Topic Editors


  • current technology and water treatment applications
  • sustainable management of water, sanitation, public health
  • disaster risk management—implications for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
  • linking water, nutrition, and health
  • transformative technologies in water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • urban water, waste water, ground water, sanitation
  • wastewater microbiology (viruses, bacteria, parasites, others)
  • water sanitation and one health
  • water supply, analysis, safety, testing
  • aquaculture, agriculture
  • bacterial modelling, fecally derived microorganisms in river basins
  • impact of climate change on freshwater microbial quality
  • modelling fecal contamination in drainage networks

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Clean Technologies
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An Analysis of Factors Influencing Household Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Experiences during Flood Hazards in Tsholotsho District Using a Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) Model
by Mlamuleli Tshuma, Johannes A. Belle and Alice Ncube
Water 2023, 15(2), 371; - 16 Jan 2023
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Communities around the world living in either urban or rural areas continue to experience serious WASH problems during flood episodes. Communities and individual households are affected differently depending on their coping capacities and their resource base. Flooding causes extensive damage to water and [...] Read more.
Communities around the world living in either urban or rural areas continue to experience serious WASH problems during flood episodes. Communities and individual households are affected differently depending on their coping capacities and their resource base. Flooding causes extensive damage to water and sanitation infrastructure, leaving communities vulnerable to WASH-related illnesses. This paper aimed to analyze factors influencing the community WASH experiences during flood incidences in Tsholotsho District using a Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) model. The quantitative approach was used in this study. A questionnaire was used to collect data from household heads in Tsholotsho District. A total of 218 Questionnaires were administered in four wards that were purposively selected for this study. Gathered data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS Version 22) and principal component analysis was done, which culminated in a SUR model. The key findings of the study were that outbreaks of water and hygiene-related diseases, ponding of water which provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and contamination of surface water were the major WASH problems experienced in Tsholotsho District among other problems. The study also found that access to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) programs, access to treated water, and level of education were positive and statistically significant in influencing some of the problems experienced during flooding. To increase the coping capacities of Tsholotsho communities, it is pertinent for governments and NGOs to consider implementing more WASH programs, increasing access to safe and clean drinking water, and increasing the level of education of communities. Full article
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