Drinking Water Quality and Public Health

  • Peiyue LiEmail author
  • Jianhua WuEmail author
S.I.: Drinking Water Quality and Public Health


Drinking water quality is one of the greatest factors affecting human health. However, drinking water quality in many countries, especially in developing countries is not desirable and poor drinking water quality has induced many waterborne diseases. This special issue of Exposure and Health was edited to gain a better understanding of the impacts of drinking water quality on public health so that proper actions can be taken to improve the drinking water quality conditions in many countries. This editorial introduction reviewed some latest research on drinking water quality and public health, summarized briefly the main points of each contribution in this issue, and then some research fields/directions were proposed to boost further scientific research in drinking water quality and public health. The papers in this issue are interesting and cover many aspects of this research topic, and will be meaningful for the sustainable drinking water quality protection.


Drinking water quality Human health Sustainable development Water quality management Drinking water pollution 



Prof. Andrew Meharg, the Editor in Chief of Exposure and Health and Fritz Schmuhl, the Publishing Editor are sincerely acknowledged for their approval and support on this special issue. The publisher and the entire editorial team are strong, making the publication smooth and quick. It is one of the top editorial teams in the publishing community. We are greatly grateful to contributors whose manuscripts have been rejected and those whose manuscripts have been published in this special issue, and many reviewers are also acknowledged. Without interested authors and without voluntary reviewers, it would be impossible to publish this special issue. We are also grateful to various funding agencies and organizations who have provided financial support to our research, and they are the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41502234, 41602238, 41572236 and 41761144059), the Research Funds for Young Stars in Science and Technology of Shaanxi Province (2016KJXX-29), the Special Funds for Basic Scientific Research of Central Colleges (300102298301), the Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation (161098), the General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M580804 and 2016M590911), the Special Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2016T090878 and 2017T100719), the Special Financial Grant from the Shaanxi Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015BSHTDZZ09 and 2015BSHTDZZ03), and the Ten Thousand Talents Program.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringChang’an UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Subsurface Hydrology and Ecological Effects in Arid Region of the Ministry of EducationChang’an UniversityXi’anChina

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