Special Issue "Development of Alternative Water Sources in the Urban Sector"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018).
Interests: alternative water sources and their influence on sustainable urban water use; greywater; rainwater harvesting; municipal sewers
Population growth and urbanisation lead to ever-increasing pressure on potable water sources. Climate change amplifies this stress. Centralised approaches to urban water infrastructure (water supply, wastewater collection and treatment and urban drainage) have been the prevalent practice worldwide for many decades. The advantages of this centralised approach are lately being questioned, while interest in alternative water sources is increasing. Transition to a distributed or a combined centralised-distributed approached where alternative water sources play a significant role, is envisaged to enhance water security, lower energy demand, lower maintenance costs, lead to co-management of the various facets of the urban water cycle, enhance sustainability, and encourage local community engagement. Furthermore, in contrast with centralised approach, alternative water sources are able to supply 'fit for purpose' water.
The proposed Special Issue intends to bring together recent research findings from renowned scientists in this field. The goal is to assemble contributions on alternative water sources that may include, amongst others, harvested rainwater or stormwater, greywater and municipal wastewater. We seek contributions that analyse various alternative water sources systems especially ones that puts them in the context of the urban water cycle.
Prof. Dr. Eran Friedler
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Alternative water sources
Onsite treatment and reuse
Sustainable urban water use