The relevance of water in human development and sustaining life fuels general and scholarly interest in the world's water resources. A better understanding of all aspects of water and its relation to food supply, energy production, human health, and the functioning of ecosystems is key in managing this precious resource in a sustainable, efficient and equitable manner. Water invites authors to provide innovative original full articles, critical reviews and timely short communications. We ensure a critical review process and a quick turnaround between submission and final decision.

Water (ISSN 2073-4441; CODEN: WATEGH) is an open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources, and is published monthly online by MDPI.

  • Open Access - free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) and other databases.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 36 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2015).
This Special Issue aims at providing insights on new perspectives on drinking water network management. Specific topics to be included are: Drinking Water Supply; Water Demand Forecast and Management; Simulation and Optimization Techniques of Water Pipe Networks; Water Pricing; and Water and Energy.

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