Prof. Miriam Balaban It is a pleasure to present the introduction to this Special Issue honoring Miriam Balaban. Miriam has founded and been the editor of this Journal from 1966 up to 2009. This time span includes the growth of desalination from the work of a pioneering few to today's powerful industry, with its role in the survival of humanity on this planet. The Desalination Journal reflected this accelerating development, striving to be an effective instrument of communication between users, producers and developers. To Miriam, editing Desalination was not a job but a calling. She cared about the authors, tried to shorten the waiting period between submission and publication as much as possible. Over the years she built a network of referees and kept track of the fate of each paper. When articles come from different parts of the world there is a trivial difficulty, which we sometimes tend to overlook: writing clear technical English. Miriam tried to help and encourage in various ways. We all know how vital meetings are in order to stay up to date, and on the other hand how difficult it is to gather there all the relevant information. Miriam has for a
Desalination – Elsevier
Published: Dec 31, 2010
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