Water quality — often more correctly — water safety is rising on the agendas of policy makers, practitioners and water consumers and carrying with it a series of challenges for practice, policy and science. Its basic parameters seem straightforward water needs to be safe for the various uses that humankind puts it to and we need to account for changes in quality of water resources and how they impact on associated ecosystems. In practice it is not so simple at all.
Published in Water Front Magazine No. 1 2010.