Special Issue "Water Microbial Contamination and Bioremediation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: water quality; biogeochemistry; bioremediation
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Clean water is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Microbial pollution in aquatic environments is a the critical aspect in the quality assessment of water bodies used for drinking-water supply, recreational activities, seafood harvesting, and aquaculture, as a result of potential contamination by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasitic protozoa. Rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters are experiencing increased anthropogenic pressure, resulting in water quality deterioration. Besides microbiological water quality decline, nutrient enrichment on inland and coastal waters also presents a major threat by increasing the activity of the primary producers, leading to harmful or toxic algal blooms and eutrophication events.
Monitoring data at relevant spatial and temporal scales under natural environmental variability and diverse ecosystems is essential for drawing and implementing effective protection measures. Water contamination can be limited by reducing contaminant inputs, but also by applying remedial measures to mitigate the negative impacts. However, the design and implementation of remediation strategies is challenging because of the complex dynamics of aquatic ecosystems. Research on new and holistic solutions combining technology and ecology are in dire need in order to support the sustainable management of aquatic resources.
Dr. Catarina Teixeira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water quality
- microbial dynamics
- coastal waters