Special Issue "Sustainable Irrigation System and Wastewater Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: wastewater treatment; nature-based solutions; wastewater reuse; irrigation systems; evapotranspiration
Water availability worldwide is decreasing rapidly owing to a series of factors, including demographic pressure, agricultural and industrial development, climate change, and growing food demand. The sustainable management of water resources is urgent, particularly in the agricultural sector, which represents the economic environment in which water consumption is highest.
The sustainability of irrigation practices can improve with the use of advanced irrigation techniques in order to obtain satisfactory yields and be economically cost-effective. Furthermore, the use of treated wastewater for irrigation can play an important role in water resource management and increase the environmental and economic sustainability of the entire production process. Indeed, the agronomic use of reclaimed water has many advantages, such as the reduction of conventional water use, the reduction of damage caused to the environment by dumping untreated or poorly treated wastewater into water bodies, the improvement of soil fertility by delivering nutrient compounds held in wastewater and, consequently, economic benefits for farmers due to the reduction of the amount of fertilizers required for the crops.
For the success of wastewater reuse, however, treatment processes with low environmental impacts, reduced energy consumption and few unwanted/harmful by-products must be adopted.
The main topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Non-conventional water resources for agricultural production;
- New techniques and nature-based solutions for wastewater treatment and reuse;
- Innovative and sustainable irrigation methods, systems and practices for non-conventional water use;
- Water saving irrigation techniques;
- Safety, socio-economics and regulatory aspects of agricultural wastewater reuse;
- Nutrient and fertilizer management in wastewater irrigation;
- Effects of wastewater reuse on soil, plants and environment;
- Wastewater use management at the farm and regional scale.
Dr. Mirco Milani
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- non-conventional water resources
- wastewater treatment technologies
- nature-based solutions
- irrigation water management
- sustainable irrigation