Waterlines 30th Anniversary 1982-2012
International journal of water, sanitation and waste
ISSN: 1756-3488 (online) 0262-8104 (print)
Published since 1982 Waterlines is a refereed journal providing a forum for those involved in extending water supply, sanitation, hygiene and waste management to all in developing countries. Waterlines aims to bridge the gap between research and practice: it encourages papers written by researchers for the benefit of practice and those written by practitioners to inform research and policy. It highlights information sources and promotes debate between different perspectives. Waterlines considers the key challenges facing those in the water and sanitation sector–engineers, health professionals, community development workers, researchers, policy makers–and suggests how these issues may be tackled using affordable, sustainable systems with reference to wider policy and institutional frameworks.
Each issue concentrates on a key theme within the water and sanitation sector. Recent themes include: Climate change, water supply and sanitation; Technologies for water supply; Sustainable sanitation. To view forthcoming themes, see Themes 2013.
Waterlines has recently been relaunched as an 80-page refereed journal, containing: Full-length peer-reviewed papers; Shorter ‘articles from the field’; Book reviews, giving a guide to which books are really worth reading; ‘Crossfire’, which deals with contentious issues, argued out between two experts; Webwatch, which guides readers to further reading on the theme; ‘From our water correspondent’ – a regular letter from a water professional dealing with tough problems on the ground.