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Special Issue "Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
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Interests: water quality; environmental impact assessment; environmental analysis; environmental pollution; water treatment; water analysis; environmental monitoring; wastewater engineering; solid waste management; waste treatment; wastewater management; waste management; thermography; environmental forensics
Unsustainable lifestyles have radically transformed our planet in the last 70 years. In order to preserve a safe space for humanity, it is now mandatory to plan and manage any project in an informed way, understanding the existing alternatives and the generated environmental impacts. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) legislation defined a common background for such a purpose.
The Special Issue “Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development” is open to the submission of manuscripts aimed at reviewing the existing monitoring techniques and environmental indicators, which can combine and convert raw data into useful information. Meanwhile, it should create a platform for discussion about frontiers, novel approaches, and new ideas on how to apply EIA to improve the societal resilience, to promote cleaner production and consumption options, and to increase circular economy patterns.
A special attention is given to multi-parametric and multi-dimensional monitoring approaches, biomonitoring, integration of monitoring and environmental accounting, big data elaboration, potential use of Artificial Intelligence, and implementation of cleaner productions and circular economy options. Applications of such approaches to critical areas (e.g., wetlands and rivers, coastal/marine environment, natural/protected areas/parks, urban areas, mountains and forests, historical, cultural, archaeological landscapes) are especially welcome
Prof. Massimiliano Lega
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Environmental impact assessment
- Environmental monitoring
- Environmental indicators
- Environmental accounting
- Cleaner production
- Circular economy options
- Big data