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Special Issue "Sustainability in Water Security and Management under Climate Change"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 897

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Faisal Ahammed
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Guest Editor
UniSA STEM, Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Interests: storm-water management; effectiveness of teaching-research nexus; water sensitive urban design; engineering economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable management of water resources are required to tackle the impacts of global climate change. The alterations of rainfall patterns, changes in water quality, quantity and harvesting aspects, variations in groundwater and surface water etc. are observed due to the effects of emissions of green house gases. Sustainable water resources management is thus facing challenges to cope with these alterations. Researches are being carried out to cope with these alterations around the world ranging from water security to water borne diseases. Under the goal of sustainability, water resources systems could be used in effective and efficient ways, without providing negative impacts to the environments and communities. The aims of this Special Issue are to publish the latest reviews, research articles and technical notes in broader ranges of topics on sustainable water security and management under climate change.

Topics are included but not limited to the following:

  • Water security under climate change;
  • Water supply systems under climate change;
  • Water quality improvements under climate change;
  • Sustainable services of water supply systems;
  • Community involvements of water related projects;
  • Flood management under climate change;
  • Urban water management under climate change;
  • Hydrological processes under climate change;
  • Groundwater management under climate change;
  • Health and hygiene related to water under climate change;
  • Water sensitive urban design and low impact development under climate change;
  • Irrigation under climate change;
  • Water economics under climate change;
  • Water policy under climate change

I look forward to your contributions.

Dr. Faisal Ahammed
Guest Editor

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The Possibilities of Capturing Rainwater and Reducing the Impact of Floods: A Proposal for the City of Beira, Mozambique
Sustainability 2023, 15(3), 2276; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15032276 - 26 Jan 2023
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Modern societies face various challenges, including climate change, rapid urbanization, and sometimes inadequate urban planning policies. In recent years, extreme weather events have received increasing attention for their impacts on cities, humans, and ecosystems worldwide, particularly on coastal towns in Mozambique, such as [...] Read more.
Modern societies face various challenges, including climate change, rapid urbanization, and sometimes inadequate urban planning policies. In recent years, extreme weather events have received increasing attention for their impacts on cities, humans, and ecosystems worldwide, particularly on coastal towns in Mozambique, such as cyclones, floods, water pollution, and water scarcity, demonstrating their vulnerability to climate change. Cities must adapt to cope with the pressure on their water resources, and it is essential to ensure that communities have access to safe, reliable, and affordable water. A viable way to promote this resilience and simultaneously reduce costs in domestic budgets is to use rainwater to meet daily needs where water quality parameters are not required for consumption. According to the results of this study, it is possible to significantly reduce potable water use from the municipal water supply network by harvesting rainwater, up to 40% when the use does not require potable water at all, proactively protecting this vital resource. In addition to these direct benefits, the large-scale deployment of rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in densely urbanized areas can also provide indirect benefits, such as reducing peak flow volumes in stormwater drainage systems and potentially reducing the frequency of urban floods. These benefits result from the reduction in the volume and duration of water sent to the drainage network, which can help to improve the overall resilience of communities in the face of climate change and other challenges. Full article
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