Special Issue "Sustainable Water Systems"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2012)
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Civil Engineering Research Group, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, The University of Salford, Newton Building, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, England, UK
Phone: +44 161 295 5921
Interests: wastewater treatment; storm water management; runoff control; wetlands; biological filtration; sustainable water management
Most sustainable water systems comprise novel combinations of traditional and new system components that mimic and work with nature. These systems will both protect public health and safety and will restore natural and human landscapes. Examples of sustainable natural designs include the following:
Watershed restoration promoting natural watershed flows and functions through localized water retention with sustainable flood retention basins, water use and recycling into natural wetlands, groundwater and air. These large-scale systems will restore and preserve vegetation and wildlife, and minimize climate change and global warming.
Green cities that focus on restoration of natural cycles of water infiltration and evaporation, through localized treatment and groundwater recharge via sustainable drainage systems, trees, parks and roof gardens and stream restoration.
Smart growth promoting patterns of neighbourhood development that interconnect nature and the built environment, preserve open space and respect natural drainage flows.
Green infrastructure such as most sustainable drainage systems (or best management practices) that trap storm water and sustain trees and plants. These plants restore beauty and improve the air quality in cities, moderate energy flows and provide potential food sources.
Small-scale onsite and neighborhood treatment via small-scale technologies such as wetlands that mimic natural membranes and filters and that utilize soils and smart localized controls.
Onsite reuse such as closed-loop water systems in residential and commercial buildings, where storm water and wastewater are treated and reused for landscape irrigation, toilet flushing and cooling, and where minimal waste leaves the site.
Therefore, we would like to call for papers to disseminate and share findings on similar sustainable water systems in addressing problems and opportunities scientifically. Papers are selected by a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, development and application in the wider area of sustainable water systems. Original research paper or critical reviews are invited.
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
- green cities
- green infrastructure
- integrated constructed wetland
- local wastewater treatment
- local water reuse
- modeling of sustainable water systems
- smart growth
- sustainable drainage system
- watershed restoration
Correction: Nanninga, T.A., et al. Discussion on Sustainable Water Technologies for Peri-Urban Areas of Mexico City: Balancing Urbanization and Environmental Conservation. Water 2012, 4, 739–758
Water 2013, 5(4), 2037; doi:10.3390/w5042037
Received: 6 December 2013; Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013| PDF Full-text (149 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Ecological Status of Rivers and Streams in Saxony (Germany) According to the Water Framework Directive and Prospects of Improvement
Water 2012, 4(4), 887-904; doi:10.3390/w4040887
Received: 28 August 2012; in revised form: 23 September 2012 / Accepted: 1 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (3556 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Scenario Planning to Address Critical Uncertainties for Robust and Resilient Water–Wastewater Infrastructures under Conditions of Water Scarcity and Rapid Development
Water 2012, 4(4), 848-868; doi:10.3390/w4040848
Received: 13 September 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 29 October 2012 / Published: 5 November 2012| PDF Full-text (1321 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Issues Affecting Community Attitudes and Intended Behaviours in Stormwater Reuse: A Case Study of Salisbury, South Australia
Water 2012, 4(4), 835-847; doi:10.3390/w4040835
Received: 17 September 2012; in revised form: 19 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012| PDF Full-text (251 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: The Recovery of Two Polluted Subarctic Lakes—Towards Nutrient Management or a Pristine State?
Water 2012, 4(4), 793-814; doi:10.3390/w4040793
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 20 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012| PDF Full-text (817 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Discussion on Sustainable Water Technologies for Peri-Urban Areas of Mexico City: Balancing Urbanization and Environmental Conservation
Water 2012, 4(3), 739-758; doi:10.3390/w4030739
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 4 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (665 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Correction | Supplementary Files
Water 2012, 4(3), 607-628; doi:10.3390/w4030607
Received: 9 July 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 29 August 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1530 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Water 2012, 4(3), 533-544; doi:10.3390/w4030533
Received: 13 June 2012; in revised form: 27 June 2012 / Accepted: 28 June 2012 / Published: 9 July 2012| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (628 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Protecting People, Infrastructure, Economies, and Ecosystem Assets: Water Management in the Face of Climate Change
Water 2012, 4(2), 367-388; doi:10.3390/w4020367
Received: 22 February 2012; in revised form: 16 March 2012 / Accepted: 26 March 2012 / Published: 11 April 2012| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (842 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability Assessment of Water Resources Systems in Developing Countries: A Generalized Framework and a Feasibility Study in Bangladesh
Water 2012, 4(2), 345-366; doi:10.3390/w4020345
Received: 15 February 2012; in revised form: 12 March 2012 / Accepted: 29 March 2012 / Published: 10 April 2012| Cited by 5 | PDF Full-text (525 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Editorial: Sustainable Water Systems
Water 2013, 5(1), 239-242; doi:10.3390/w5010239
Received: 21 January 2013; in revised form: 1 February 2013 / Accepted: 1 February 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013| PDF Full-text (142 KB)
Last update: 5 March 2014