Special Issue "Intermittent Water Supply"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Marco Ferrante
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: diagnosis; water distribution system; transients; leak; intermittent water supply

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over a billion people worldwide receive drinking water intermittently, i.e., less than 24 hours a day or less than seven days a week. Water utilities adopt intermittent water supply (IWS) to reduce consumption due to water scarcity, even if the systems they manage are not designed to operate in such conditions. IWS has consequences on infrastructure integrity, customer distribution equity, water quality, and other relevant management issues involving technical, social, economic, and healthy aspects.

We are organizing a Special Issue on the intermittent supply of water distribution systems. This Special Issue aims to collect papers that deal with different problems arising in water distribution systems with intermittent water supply, such as water quality, modelling of system functioning conditions, distribution equity, effects of transients, and others. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Effects of transients during filling and emptying;
  • Modeling of IWS;
  • Improvement of functioning conditions;
  • Distribution equity;
  • Effects of air on water meters;
  • Water quality management;
  • Case studies.

Prof. Dr. Marco Ferrante
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • intermittent water supply
  • pipe filling and emptying
  • water meter accuracy
  • two-phase flow
  • transients
  • water distribution systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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