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Special Issue "Waste Water Used for Green Production in Cities"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 December 2022) | Viewed by 9037
Special Issue Editors
Interests: ecohydrology; hydrology; biogeochemistry; ecological functioning; ecological engineering; bio-inspiration; watershed management; wastewater use; rain harvest; agroecology; soil/water/energy/food/health nexus
Interests: functional ecology; biogeochemistry; biodiversity; water; aquatic ecosystems, wetlands, ecological engineering; nature based systems; biomimicry
Interests: modeling and control of bioprocesses; microbial ecology; mathematical ecology; REUSE; wastewater treatment; MBR technology
Interests: modeling; water management; pesticide management; health risk; urban and rural farming systems; biodiversity
Interests: landscape; urban design; architecture; green cities; smart cities; urban and rural planning; hydrology systems; watershed management, ecological systems
Interests: ecohydrology; hydrology and GCC ; ecological engineering; ecological functioning; rain harvest; watershed management
Special Issue Information
How can we use wastewaters for green production in cities? In 2020, the management of domestic wastewaters and rainwaters remains a major global challenge, in addition to feeding the poorest populations, or stopping soil losses occurring through the rapid urbanization and mitigating the environmental quality of our cities. Two thirds of the world’s population still does not have access to sanitation, creating recurrent health and environmental disasters. The majority of these people are in tropical regions, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, in countries whose economy does not allow the rapid development of large rainwater drainage networks and wastewater treatment plants. It is therefore necessary to innovate and change the urban water management model. Like international institutions (UNESCO, USAID, AFD, FFEM, etc.) and the pursuit of the SDGs for the Horizon 2030, the research arena is highly challenged to develop sustainable and cross-disciplinar solutions allowing changes in concepts regarding the perception of the usefulness of wastewaters and rainwaters for green production in cities. The opportunities for innovation are numerous, from process engineering to ecological engineering, from biogeochemists and microbiologists to creators of IoT and AI algorithms, from architects and urban planners to geographers.
This Special Issue titled “Waste Water Used for Green Production in Cities” aims to create opportunities for technological innovations and paradigm shifts to make rain waters and domestic wastewaters an economic and ecological asset for green production in the city, for food and human health, and for the poverty alleviation.
Contributions may focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- waste water used and reuse, wash…
- waste water used and healthy;
- waste water used and agroecology, ecohydrology;
- waste water used and ICTs;
- waste water used and circular economy, bioeconomy;
- waste water used and green cities, soil and water concern
Dr. Didier Orange
Prof. Dr. Magali Gerino
Dr. Jérôme Harmand
Dr. Marjorie Le Bars
Dr. Nguyen Thai Huyen
Dr. Pascal Breil
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Water 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 2200 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.
- rain water harvesting (RWH)
- circular economy
- green cities
- water–soil–energy–food–health nexus
- urban water management