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 share across IWA Publishing platforms.  

IWA Publishing is pleased to announce that the 51st Editor's Choice Paper, chosen by Guenter Langergraber, is now Open Access: 

Evaluation of pathogen risks using QMRA to explore wastewater reuse options: A case study from New Delhi in India

Rajashree Hajare, Pawan Labhasetwar, Pranav Nagarnaik

https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2020.583

Why was this paper chosen?

Globally, reuse of non-potable from treated wastewater is a highly important topic. Risk-based assessments, as well as a multi-barrier approach have been proposed by WHO to guarantee safe reuse. Studies from developing and emerging nations where there is a high demand for water reuse and that apply these WHO approaches are scarce. The paper "Evaluation of pathogen risks using QMRA to explore wastewater reuse options: A case study from New Delhi in India"  that I have chosen as the Editor Choice for this issue presents such a study of high relevance in terms of the subject itself but also in terms of the relevance of water reuse for the Indian sub-continent.

Guenter Langergraber, Editor.

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