Special Issue "Sustainable Wastewater Treatments and Reuse"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: irrigation, reclaimed water, sustainable agriculture, salinity, precision agriculture
There has been a decrease in water withdrawals over the past three decades due to population and industrial growth. The use of conventional waters is limited, and the cost of virtual water is too high and not affordable for most developing countries. Therefore, reclaimed water, as a non-conventional water resource, can help provide for a proportion of irrigation water and reduce pressure on conventional water resources.
Although reclaimed water is commonly and successfully used in many countries (e.g., Israel, USA, and Australia), in the EU, water reuse faces numerous barriers. Among them, safety risks, economic concerns, and social acceptance can be currently defined as the main barriers.
For that reason, the purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research articles as well as reviews that seek to address recent development on worldwide sustainable water treatment and reuse projects with the creation of a comprehensive database, identifying information and improving the user’s perception and indirectly increasing use of reclaimed water.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Potential benefits on wastewater treatment and reuse to users
- Innovation in desalination and water reclamation.
- Renewable energies for water reclamation and desalination.
- Emerging technology for minimization and valorization of brine.
- New tools for mapping on water reuse projects at regional scale.
- Plant and soil field measurements on reclaimed water use in agriculture.
- Best practices of water reuse for irrigation.
- Industrial urban and environmental water reuse.
- Crop response to reclaimed water use and added value of the crops.
- Sustainable soil management under reclaimed water irrigation
- Cost and benefits of alternative water resources.
- Nutrients and fertilizers management using reclaimed water.
- Socio-economic impact of water reuse.
- Safety aspects of treated wastewater use.
- Public perception of water reuse and governance regulations.
Prof. Francisco Pedrero
Manuscript Submission Information
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- best management practices
- reclaimed water use
- precision agriculture
- public perception
- food security
- socio-economic value