Good news arrives at the beginning of 2022! We are glad to announce that Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics (WEC&N) has become the Official Journal of Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.
IDAEA is an environmental science institute in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), which is devoted to the study of the human footprint on the biosphere. Much of their research is centred on two of the great environmental challenges of our time: the cleanliness and availability of water and the quality of air, guided by the principle that our scientific understanding of current threats to global ecosystems is best approached from a holistic, systems-based viewpoint. The institute excels at the analysis of organic and inorganic pollutants and their impact on ecosystems, the study and management of water resources, the development of algorithms in chemometrics, and the study of inhalable particulate matter and toxic gases.
Recently awarded with the distinctive Centre of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” (2020-2023), this distinction shows the high-quality scientific leadership and global impact of the work developed at IDAEA.
In a globalised world, where human society is expanding at an unprecedented, accelerating rate, it is the scientific research like the one developed at IDAEA that can help to analyse the environmental problems, providing hard data for policy making, and offering sustainable and innovative solutions to solve them.
We appreciate the contributions from researchers of IDAEA to the water research field, and we are honored to cooperate with the outstanding institute from Spain. WEC&N will adhere to providing a high-qualified platform to publish articles with significant knowledge.
Respectfully Submitted by the Journal Editorial Office
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