Water Quality Assessments for Urban Water Environment

Edited by
August 2021
214 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1869-5 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1870-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Water Quality Assessments for Urban Water Environment that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare

This Special Issue entitled “Water Quality Assessments for Urban Water Environment,” strives to highlights the status quo of water environment, opportunities and challenges for their sustainable management in lieu of rapid global changes (land us eland cover changes, climate change, population growth, change in socio-economic dimension, urbanization etc.), in the urban space particularly in developing nations around the world. It also highlights the effect of COVID19 pandemic on water resources and way forward to minimize the risk of spreading health risk associated with wastewater management.

Considering the complex nature of the urban water security, it highlights the importance of emerging approaches like socio-hydrology, landscape ecology, regional-circular-ecological sphere etc., which presents a perfect combination of hard (infrastructure) and soft (numerical simulations, spatial technologies, participatory approaches, indigenous knowledge) measures, as the potential solutions to manage this precious water resource in coming future. Finally, what is the way forward to enhance science-policy interface in a better way to achieve global goals e.g., SDGs at local level in a timely manner. It provides valuable information about sustainable water resource management at the urban landscape, which is very much useful for policy-makers, decision-makers, local communities, and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Hardback
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groundwater; geospatial analysis; hydrogeochemical assessment; multivariate statistical analysis; water quality index; middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River; urban river stretches; phosphorus; spatial distribution; bioavailability; suspended sediment (SS); water quality; WEAP; climate change adaptation; urbanization; domestic wastewater management; sustainable development goals; triple-rice cropping system; full-dike; surface water quality; WAWQI; An Giang Province; the Vietnamese Mekong Delta; hydrological residence time (HRT); lake; COVID; waterbodies; surface water quality; WQI; HPI; HEI; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; bioaerosol; aerosolized wastewater; environmental transmission; agriculture; water security; water scarcity; climate change; IWRM; socioeconomic changes; sustainable development; WQI; Pindrawan tank area; drinking water quality; artificial intelligence; particle swarm optimization; support vector machine; naive Bayes classifier; water security; water insecurity; water scarcity; water security framework; public health; primary health care; COVID-19; groundwater demand; Sundarbans; agriculture; WEAP; vulnerability; sensitivity loop; water–human wellbeing nexus; n/a