Publications


S. Husband, N. Walkington-Mayo and J. Boxall (2024) Raw Water Main Flow Conditioning to Manage Material Load and Treatment Capacity, Engineering Proceedings WDSA/CCWI_2024

R. Lokk, J. Boxall and S. Husband (2024), Identifying Discolouration Material Accumulation Hydraulic Conditions, Engineering Proceedings WDSA/CCWI_2024

G. Kyritsakas,  S. Husband, K. Gleeson and J. Boxall (2024) A Data-Driven Analysis for Understanding and Risk Estimation of Discolouration in drinking water distribution systems, Engineering Proceedings WDSA/CCWI_2024

F.C Pick and K.E Fish (2024) Optimisation of drinking water biofilm cell detachment and sample homogenisation methods for rapid quantification via flow cytometry, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2024, 10, 797 DOI: 10.1039/d3ew00553d

S. Husband, J. Boxall (2023) Understanding and Managing Water Quality Processes in Distribution Systems, Pozivamo vas na XXVII. ZNANSTVENO – STRUČNI SKUP VODA I JAVNA VODOOPSKRBA, Nova Vinodolski

J. Boxall, M. Blokker, P. Schaap, V. Speight, S. Husband (2023) Managing discolouration in drinking water distribution systems by integrating understanding of material behaviour Water Research, 243 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.120416 

I. Sunny, S. Husband, J.B. Boxall, (2023) Costing of Strategies for Long-term Trunk Main Discolouration Management  Water Research, 24, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.120301 

Kyritsakas,  G., Boxall, J.B. and Speight, V. (2023) A Big Data framework for actionable information to manage drinking water quality Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2023.218


Díaz, S., Boxall, J., Lamarche, L. and González, J. (2023) The Impact of Ground Heat Capacity on Drinking Water Temperature Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE. https://doi.org/10.1061/JWRMD5.WRENG-5869   


K. Gleeson, S. Husband, J. Gaffney, and J.·Boxall (2023) A data quality assessment framework for drinking water distribution system water quality time series datasets Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua DOI: 10.2166/aqua.2023.228

I Sunny, S Husband, J Boxall (2023) Simulating long term discolouration behaviour in large diameter trunk mains Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, DOI: 10.1039/d2ew00855f 

A. Doronina, S. Husband, J. Boxall, V. Speight (2023) Influence of service reservoir construction age on the likelihood of bacteriological failure occurence Institute of Water 8

C C Preciado, V Soria-Carrasco, J Boxall, I Douterelo (2022) Climate change and management of biofilms within drinking water distribution systems Front. Environ. Sci. 10:962514. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.962514

K. Fish, R. Sharpe, C. Biggs & J. Boxall (2022) Impacts of temperature and hydraulic regime on discolouration and biofilm fouling in drinking water distribution systems PLOS Water 1(8): e0000033. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pwat.0000033

J. Boxall, K. Flavell, V. Speight, G. Kyritsakas, E. Kazemi, S. Husband, S. Bright, S. Ledgar, L. Montgomery (2022) The application of artificial intelligence techniques to better manage iron in drinking water distribution systems 

 L.O. Makana, W.J. Shepherd, Simon Tait, Christopher D. F. Rogers, Nicole Metje, Joby B. Boxall, Alma N. A. Schellart (2022) Future Inspection and Deterioration Prediction Capabilities for Buried Distributed Water Infrastructure DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000656.


Selected WDSA-CCWI 2022 Papers 2nd International Joint Conference on Water Distribution Systems Analysis & Computing and Control in the Water Industry


WDSA-CCWI 2022 Abstracts 2nd International Joint Conference on Water Distribution Systems Analysis & Computing and Control in the Water Industry

A single document combining all abstracts WDSA-CCWI 2022 Abstracts can be found here.


 Selected HIC-2022 Papers 14th International Conference on Hydroinformatics


HIC 2022 - Abstracts 14th International Conference on Hydroinformatics

A single document combining all HIC-2022 Abstracts can be found here.


F C Pick, K E Fish, S Husband, J B Boxall (2021) Non-invasive biofouling monitoring to assess drinking water distribution system performance. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12. DOI

Preciado, C C, Husband, P S, Boxall, J B, del Olmo, G, Soria-Carrasco, V, Maeng, S K and Douterelo I (2021) Intermittent water supply impacts on distribution system biofilms and water quality. Water Research 201. DOI

Preciado, C C, Boxall, J B, Soria-Carrasco, V, Martínez, S, Douterelo, I (2021)
Implications of climate change: how does increased water temperature influence biofilm and water quality of chlorinated drinking water distribution systems?. Frontiers in Microbiology, section Microbiotechnology. DOI

Frances C Pick, Katherine E Fish, Joby B Boxall (2021)
Assimilable organic carbon cycling within drinking water distribution systems. Water Research, 198. DOI

S L Weston, R P Collins, J B Boxall (2021)
An experimental study of how hydraulic transients cause mobilisation of material within drinking water distribution systems. Water Research, 194. DOI

Kat Fish, Nik Reeves-McLaren, Stewart Husband and Joby Boxall J (2020)
Unchartered waters: the unintended impacts of residual chlorine on water quality and biofilms. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes (2020) 6:34. DOI

Gonzalo Del Olmo, Stewart Husband, Carmen Sanchez Briones, Adela Soriano, Carolina Calero Preciado, Javier Macian, Isabel Douterelo (2020)
The microbial ecology of a Mediterranean chlorinated drinking water distribution systems in the city of Valencia (Spain). Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142016

A V Doronina, S P Husband, J B Boxall and V L Speight (2020)
The operational value of inlet monitoring at service reservoirs. Urban Water Journal. DOI

M Al-Saffar and S Husband (2020)
Long-term discolouration modelling for cast iron mains. Urban Water Journal. DOI

Weirong Xu, Xiao Zhou, Kunlun Xin, Joby Boxall, Hexiang Yan and Tao Tao (2020)
Disturbance extraction for burst detection in water distribution networks using pressure measurements. Water Resources Research 56. DOI

Silva Carpitella, Gonzalo Del Olmo, Joaquin Izquierdo, Stewart Husband and Joby Boxall (2020)
Decision-making tools to manage the microbiology of drinking water distribution systems. Water 12. PDF DOI

Isabel Douterelo, Bas E Dutilh, Ksenia Arkhipova, Carolina Calero, Stewart Husband (2020)
Microbial diversity, ecological networks and functional traits associated to materials used in drinking water distribution systems. Water Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115586

Isabel Douterelo, Bas E. Dutilh, Carolina Calero, E. Rosales, K. Martin, Stewart Husband (2020) Impact of phosphate dosing on the microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems: Fieldwork studies in chlorinated networks Water Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116416


Claudia Agudelo-Vera, Stefania Avvedimento, Joby Boxal, Enrico Creaco, Henk de Kater, Armando Di Nardo, Aleksandar Djukic, Isabel Douterelo,Katherine E. Fish, Pedro L. Iglesias Rey, Nenad Jacimovic, Heinz E. Jacobs,Zoran Kapelan, Javier Martinez Solano, Carolina Montoya Pachongo,Olivier Piller, Claudia Quintiliani, Jan Ruˇcka, Ladislav Tuhovˇcák, Mirjam Blokker (2020) Drinking Water Temperature around the Globe: Understanding,Policies, Challenges and Opportunities, Water 2020, 12, 1049; doi:10.3390/w12041049

Killian Gleeson, Joby Boxall, John Gaffney, Neeraj Shah, Stewart Husband (2020)
Automated quality assurance methodology to validate water distribution system time series data. HIC2020, Mexico.

Frances C Pick, Katherine E Fish, Catherine A Biggs, Jonathan P Moses, Graeme Moore, Joby B Boxall (2019)
Application of enhanced assimilable organic carbon method across operational drinking water systems. Research Article, published 6 December 2019, PLOS ONE. DOI

I Sunny, S Husband, J Boxall, J (2019)
Impact of hydraulic interventions on chronic and acute material loading and discolouration risk in drinking water distribution systems. Water Research. DOI

W Furnass, S Mounce, S Husband, R Collins, J Boxall (2019)
Calibrating and validating a combined accumulation and mobilisation model for water distribution system discolouration using particle swarm optimisation. SMART WATER, Springer Open. DOI

CCWI 2019, Exeter, UK:

S Husband (2018)
Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition presentation, 11–15 November 2018, Toronto, Canada.

I Douterelo, R L Sharpe, S Husband, K Fish, J Boxall (2018)
Understanding microbial ecology to improve management of drinking water distribution systems. WIREs Water. DOI

K Fish, J Boxall (2018)
Biofilm microbiome (re)growth dynamics in drinking water distribution systems are impacted by chlorine concentration. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI

S Husband, K Fish, M Blokker, J Boxall (2018)
Understanding hydraulics and biofilm development to target flushing resources and manage discolouration in drinking water distribution systems. WQTC 2019, Toronto, Canada.

I Douterelo, C Calero, S Husband (2018)
Monitoring biofilm communities in operational drinking water distribution systems and the impact on water quality. WDSA-CCWI 2018, Kingston, Canada.

S Husband, J Boxall (2018)
Understanding material accumulation and discolouration risk in distribution networks. WDSA-CCWI 2018, Kingston, Canada.

K Fish, S Husband, J Boxall (2018)
The impact of chlorine concentration on the discolouration response of biofilms in drinking water distribution systems. WDSA-CCWI 2018, Kingston, Canada.

M Al-Saffar, S Husband (2018)
Optimising flow conditioning in operational trunk mains for discolouration risk reduction and maintaining network resilience. WDSA-CCWI 2018, Kingston, Canada.

I Sunny, S Husband, J Boxall (2018)
Seasonal temperature and turbidity behaviour in trunk mains. WDSA-CCWI 2018, Kingston, Canada.

E Kazemi, S Mounce, S Husband, J Boxall (2018)
Predicting turbidity in water distribution trunk mains using nonlinear autoregressive exogenous artificial neural networks. HIC 2018, Palermo, Italy.

R L Sharpe, C Biggs, J Boxall (2019)
Hydraulic conditioning to manage potable water discolouration. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Water Management Volume 172 Issue 1, February, 2019, pp. 3-13. DOI

S Husband, J Boxall (2017)
Real time modelling of pipe wall material and managing the discolouration risk in distribution systems. WQT 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA.

I Sunny, S Husband, G Moore, N Drake, K Mckenzie and J Boxall (2017)
Discolouration risk management and chlorine wall decay. CCWI 2017, Sheffield, UK.

D M Cook, P S Husband (2017)
Rusby Wood a smart network for sustainable discolouration risk reduction. CCWI 2017, Sheffield, UK.

I Sunny, S Husband, N Drake, K Mckenzie and J Boxall (2017)
Quantity and quality benefits of in-service invasive cleaning of trunk mains. Drinking Engineering Science, 10, 1–8. DOI

S Husband, J Boxall (2016)
Corrosion and water quality. Water and Sewerage Journal 96, pp. 42–43.

S Husband, G Thomas, J Boxall (2016)
Operational strategies for sustainable drinking water distribution system maintenance. WQT 2016 Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

S Husband, J Boxall (2016)
Understanding and managing discolouration risk in trunk mains. Water Research, vol. 107, pp. 127–140. DOI

S R Mounce, E J M Blokker, S P Husband, W R Furnass, P G Schaap, J B Boxall (2016)
Multivariate data mining for estimating the rate of discolouration material accumulation in drinking water systems. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 18, pp. 96–114. DOI

Blokker, E J M, Furnass, W R, Machell, J, Mounce, S, Schapp, P G and Boxall, J (2016)
Relating water quality and age in drinking water distribution systems using self-organising maps. Environments [Online], 3, 10. DOI

Fish, K, Osbourn, A and Boxall, J (2016)
Characterising and understanding the impact of microbial biofilms and the extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix in drinking water distribution systems. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. DOI

Husband, P S, Fish, K, Douterelo, I and Boxall, J (2016)
Linking discolouration modelling and biofilm behaviour within drinking water distribution systems. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 16.4, pp. 942–950. DOI

D M Cook, P S Husband and J B Boxall (2016)
Operational management of trunk main discolouration risk. Urban Water Journal. Volume 13, 2016 - Issue 4, pp. 382-395 . DOI

Mounce, S R, Mounce, R B and Boxall, J B (2016)
Case-based reasoning to support decision making for managing drinking water quality events in distribution systems. Urban Water Journal. 13 (7), pp. 727–738.

Mounce, S R, Gaffney, J W, Boult, S and Boxall, J B (2015)
Automated data driven approaches to evaluating and interpreting water quality time series data from water distribution systems. ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, vol. 141 (11), pp. 1–11.

Blokker, E J M and Schapp, P G (2015)
Particle accumulation rate of drinking water distribution systems determined by incoming turbidity. Procedia Engineering, 119 (CCWI), pp. 290–298.

Jones, S, Collins, R and Boxall, J (2015)
Do transients contribute to turbidity failures of water distribution systems? Pressure Surges 2015, Dublin, Ireland.

Ellis, K, Mounce, S, Edwards, J, Speight, V, Jakomis, N and Boxall, J (2015)
Interpreting and estimating the risk of iron failures. Procedia Engineering 119 (CCWI), pp. 299–308.

S Husband, M Jackson and J Boxall (2015)
Identifying material accumulation processes in drinking water distribution systems with extended period Epanet MSX turbidity simulations. Procedia Engineering, vol. 119, pp. 398–406. DOI

S Husband, J Boxall (2015)
Predictive water quality modelling and resilience flow conditioning to manage discolouration risk in operational trunk mains. IWA Publishing Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA 64.5, pp. 529–542. DOI

S Husband, I Douterelo, K Fish, J Boxall (2015)
Biofilms and discolouration material accumulation processes in drinking water distribution systems and modelling the hydraulic mobilisation. IWA Specialized Conference Biofilms in drinking water systems, Arosa, Switzerland, August 2015.

S Husband, M Jackson and J Boxall (2015)
Identifying material accumulation processes in drinking water distribution systems with extended period Epanet MSX turbidity simulations. 13th Computer Control for Water Industry Conference, CCWI, Leicester, UK, September 2015.

Fish, K, Collins, R, Green, N, Sharpe, R L, Osbourn, A and Boxall, J (2015)
Characterisation of the physical composition and microbial community structure of biofilms within a model full-scale drinking water distribution system. PLOS ONE, 10.

Douterelo, I, Boxall, J, Dienes, P, Sekar, R, Fish, K and Biggs, C (2014)
Methodological approaches for studying the microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems. Water Research, 65, pp. 134–156.

Douterelo, I, Sharpe, R L and Boxall, J (2014)
Bacterial community dynamics during the early stages of biofilm formation in a chlorinated experimental drinking water distribution system: implications for drinking water discolouration. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 117, pp. 286–301.

S R Mounce, P S Husband, W R Furnass, J B Boxall (2014)
Multivariate data mining for estimating the rate of discolouration material accumulation in drinking water systems. 16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA 2014, Bari, Italy. Conference presentation.

I Douterelo, S Husband, J Boxall (2014)
The bacteriological composition of biomass recovered by flushing an operational drinking water distribution system. Water Research, vol. 54, pp. 100–114, 1 May 2014. DOI

Furnass, W R, Collins, R P, Husband, P S, Sharpe, R L, Mounce, S R and Boxall, J B (2014)
Modelling both the continual erosion and regeneration of discolouration material in drinking water distribution systems. IWA Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, vol. 14 (1), pp. 81–90.

S Husband, J Mistry, J Boxall (2013)
Modelling and flow conditioning to manage discolouration in trunk mains. 12th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2013, Perugia, Italy, 2–5 September 2013.

I Douterelo, R L Sharpe, J Boxall (2013)
Influence of hydraulic regimes on bacterial community structure and composition in an experimental drinking water distribution system. Water Research, vol. 47, issue 2, pp. 503–516, 1 February 2013. DOI

W R Furnass, R P Collins, P S Husband, R L Sharpe, S R Mounce and J B Boxall (2012)
Modelling both the continual erosion and regeneration of discolouration material in drinking water distribution systems. IWA New Developments in IT and Water Conference, Amsterdam, 4–6 November 2012.

Husband, S, Boxall, J B (2012)
Misleading velocity analysis for water quality management in transmission mains. EWRI 2012, Albuquerque 20–24 May.

Husband, S, Xin, Y, Boxall, J B (2012)
Long term asset condition and discolouration modelling in water distribution systems with Epanet MSX. EWRI 2012, Albuquerque, 20–24 May.

Husband, S, Jackson, M, Boxall, J (2011)
Trunk main discolouration trials and strategic planning. Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI) 2011, Exeter, 5–7 September.

Cook, D and Boxall, J (2011)
Discolouration material accumulation in water distribution systems. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 2 (4), pp. 113–122.

Husband, S (2010)
Discolouration in water distribution systems; understanding, modelling and practical applications. Doctoral thesis, the University of Sheffield.

Husband, S, Boxall, J B (2011)
Asset deterioration and discolouration in water distribution systems. Water Research 45, pp. 113–124. DOI

Husband, S, Williams, R, Boxall, J B (2010)
Risk managed trunk main operation. Water Distribution System Analysis 2010, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 12–15 September.

Sharpe, R, Smith, C J, Biggs, C A and J B Boxall (2010)
Pilot scale laboratory investigations into the impact of steady state conditioning flow on potable water discolouration. Water Distribution System Analysis 2010, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 12–15 September.

Dienes, P, Sekar, R, Husband, S, Boxall, J B, Osborn, A M and Biggs, C A, (2010)
A new coupon design for simultaneous analysis of in situ microbial biofilm formation and community structure in drinking water distribution systems. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 87, pp. 749–756. DOI

Husband, S, Whitehead, J, Boxall, J B (2010)
The role of trunk mains in discolouration. Journal of Water Management, ICE. DOI

Husband, S, Boxall, J B (2010)
Field studies of discolouration in water distribution systems: model verification and practical implications. Journal of Environmental Engineering 136 (1), pp. 86–94. DOI

Seth, A, Husband, S J, Boxall, J B (2009)
Rivelin trunk main flow test. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI, 1–3 September, Sheffield, UK.

Husband, S, Whitehead, J, Boxall, J B (2009)
Long term trunk main monitoring yields operational dividends. Third Biennial Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment & Supply, Buxton, 1–2 June 2009.

Husband, S, Boxall, J B, Saul, A J (2008)
Laboratory studies investigating the processes leading to discolouration in water distribution networks. Water Research 42 (16), pp. 4309–4318.

Husband, P S and J B Boxall (2008)
Water distribution system asset deterioration and impact on water quality – a case study. ASCE World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, 13–16 May, Ahupua'a, Hawaii, USA.

Vreeburg, J H G and J B Boxall (2007)
Discolouration in potable water distribution systems: a review. Water Research 41, pp. 519–529.

Husband, S, Boxall, J B (2007)
Repeat DMA flushing operations: discolouration comparison, modelling and management. Proceedings of the EPSRC Developments in Water Treatment & Supply, 4–5 July 2007, Bath, UK.

Boxall, J B and Prince, R A (2006)
Modelling discolouration in a Melbourne (Australia) potable water distribution system. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, IWA. 55.3, pp. 207–219.

Husband, S, Boxall, J B (2005)
Material accumulation and mobilisation in a pipe loop system. Proceedings of the EPSRC Developments in Water Treatment & Supply, 5–6 July 2005, York, UK.

Boxall, J B, Dewis, N (2005)
Identification of discolouration risk through simplified modelling. Proceedings of the ASCE, EWRI, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, 15–19 May, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Boxall, J B and Saul, A J (2005)
Modelling discolouration in potable water distribution systems. Journal Environmental Engineering ASCE, vol. 131, no. 5, pp. 716–725.

Boxall, J B, Saul, A J and Skipworth, P J (2004)
Modelling for hydraulic capacity. Journal of the American Water Works Association, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 161–169.

Boxall, J B, Skipworth, P J and Saul, A J (2003)
Aggressive flushing for discolouration event mitigation in water distribution networks. Water Science and Technology – Water Supply, vol. 3, part 1/2, pp. 179–186.

Boxall, J B, Unwin, D M, Husband, P S, Saul, A J, Dewis, N and Gunstead, J D (2003)
Water quality in distribution systems: rehabilitation and maintenance strategies. Proceedings of the International CCWI conference, Advances in Water Supply Management, 15–17 September 2003, Imperial College London, UK.

Boxall, J B, Saul, A J, Gunstead, J D and Dewis, N (2003)
Regeneration of discolouration in distribution systems. Proceedings of the ASCE, EWRI, World Water and Environmental Resources Conference, 23–26 June 2003, Philadelphia, USA.

Seth, A, Bachmann, R T, Boxall, J B, Saul, A J and Edyvean, R (2003)
Characterisation of materials causing discolouration in potable water systems. Water Science and Technology, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 27–32.

Boxall, J B, Skipworth, P J and Saul, A J (2001)
A novel approach to modelling sediment movement in distribution mains based on particle characteristics. Water Software Systems, vol. 1: Theory and Applications (Water Engineering & Management). B Ulanicki, B Coulbeck and J P Rance, Research Studies Press, Hertfordshire, UK, pp. 263–273.