Special Issue "Sanitation, Pollution Control and Water Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: water quality, treatment, and reuse; advanced treatments; resource recovery; control of emerging pollutants; energy efficiency; asset management of urban water systems
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While water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population, and over 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, a large number of cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to flooding and related hazards. Floods and other water-related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to natural disasters, and more than 80% of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into receiving waters without any treatment.
Nevertheless, in a large part of the developing world dry sanitation prevails, mostly using traditional or improved latrines, but with poor hygienic conditions, which are one of the main causes of outbreaks of diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid fever, and other waterborne diseases. In urban areas, on-site dry sanitation generally requires a chain of faecal sludge services, including collection, storage, transport, and treatment in an existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) or in a dedicated Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP), as well as final disposal of the biosolids. These issues clearly demand further research and insights.
In the developed world, on the contrary, wastewater is usually collected and transported to WWTP, being some of the main challenges related with using techniques, technologies and methods in order to optimize the performance of the wastewater systems.
The study of water resources and water pollution control has a long tradition; still, relevant issues are constantly being put on the spotlight: the fate of microplastics and other emerging pollutants, the relevance of resources recovery, the effects of climate change, and the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals, being some of the examples.
This Special Issue aims to enlarge the present knowledge related to sanitation, pollution control, and water management. Innovative research on technologies and methodological approaches are welcomed. The discussion of case studies, as well as of experimental work, is encouraged.
Dr. José Saldanha Matos
Dr. Maria João Rosa
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- faecal sludge
- pollution control
- wastewater drainage and treatment
- water management
- water resources and water reuse