Special Issue "Advanced Technologies and Perspectives in Wastewater Agricultural Reuse"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: wastewater reuse; water treatment; irrigation; micrometeorology; evapotranspiration; eddy covariance; remote sensing
The use of non-conventional waters like urban wastewater (WW) constitutes an important solution for promoting and enhancing sustainable water use and overcoming drought and water scarcity, particularly in the case of agricultural use (agriculture accounts for more than 80% of the total water consumption). Wastewater reuse perfectly matches “Sustainable Development Goal # 6: Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All”, but until now the potential of WW has not been fully exploited. The reuse of WW for agriculture also provides considerable inputs of required nutrients for plants and reduces their discharge on sensitive surface waters. Among institutional and socioeconomic causes, a key drawback for diffusing the agricultural reuse practice of WW and its public acceptance is the absence of a common regulation at international level, leading, in many cases, to inhomogeneous quality standards and fairness issues.
The main included themes in this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:
- Wastewater treatment options for agricultural reuse;
- The role of natural treatment system for WW reuse in agriculture;
- Technological aspects of micro-irrigation systems for WW reuse;
- Effects of wastewater reuse on soil-plant systems;
- Case studies on reclaimed water use for agriculture;
- Legislative barriers to the use of reclaimed water in agriculture;
- Wastewater reuse policy;
- Monitoring of wastewater reuse systems.
- Public acceptance and public perception of wastewater reuse.
Prof. Simona Consoli
Prof. Giuseppe Luigi Cirelli
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