Discover the Editor's Choice: From each issue of the leading journal Water Science & Technology the core team of editors select one outstanding paper to make Open Access and share across IWA Publishing platforms. 

IWA Publishing is pleased to announce that the 23rd Editor's Choice Paper, selected by Jo Burgess, is now Open Access: 

"Predicting impacts of water conservation with a stochastic sewer model"

O. Bailey, T. C. Arnot, E. J. M. Blokker, Z. Kapelan and J. A. M. H. Hofman

https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2020.031
 

Why was this paper selected for Editor's Choice? 

I have chosen for my Editor Choice Predicting impacts of water conservation with a stochastic sewer model. This is a great example of why we need to understand all the consequences of our good intentions (the side effects as well as the desired effects) but also an example of how we can deal with unintended consequences. Their mere existence is not a good reason not to pursue the right course of action overall. Industry anecdotes about how water conservation is damaging sewer system operation abound, but this paper shows how we can adapt to changes - as we must, if we are going to adjust our civilizations to the new climate in which we now live.

Jo Burgess, Editor. 

 

 

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