Environmental Engineering Perspectives on Waste Management, Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) and Green/Blue Infrastructure
A special issue of Clean Technologies (ISSN 2571-8797).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1857
Interests: characteristics of a complex microbial community associated with the control of environmental pollutants; developing and improving environmental technologies for treating (and extracting useful products such as organic fertiliser, biogas and freshwater) from industrial and municipal wastes and wastewaters; anaerobic digestion processes and sustainable solutions of organic waste issues; treatment of industrial and hospital wastewaters; decentralised wastewater treatment systems (e.g., package plants and constructed wetland systems); surface water quality management; remediation of oil-contaminated land; landfill decay modelling and restoration of landfill sites; waste management and sanitation in developing countries
Interests: sustainable drainage systems (SuDSs); green infrastructure (permeable pavements; engineered wetlands) combined with ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) and water-sourced heat pumps (WSHPs); urban water engineering; transport phenomena of emerging contaminants (microplastics) and microbiological pollutants in urban drainage systems; water distribution networks and water demand modelling; 3D printing of critical infrastructure within water and wastewater industries
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We would like to extend an invitation to you to submit your paper to this Special Issue on “Environmental Engineering Perspectives on Waste Management, Nature-Based Solutions (NbS), and Green Infrastructure”. This Special Issue provides an excellent platform for discussing the critical issues related to the environment and sustainability. We believe that your expertise and knowledge in this field will contribute immensely to this Special Issue’s success. The significance of waste management through nature-based solutions, green infrastructure and environmental engineering practices cannot be overstated. The need to manage waste sustainably, promote nature-based solutions (NbSs) and adopt green infrastructure has become more critical in recent times. These issues are not only critical for maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment, but also for promoting economic and social sustainability. In this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in papers that explore the various aspects of environmental engineering addressing waste management, nature-based solutions and green infrastructure. We welcome articles that discuss the recent advancements in this field, as well as the challenges and opportunities of the sustainable approaches to waste management and the adoption of nature-based solutions and green infrastructure. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on the following topics:
- Best practices in waste management and its impacts on the environment;
- Sustainable waste management techniques, including reduce, reuse, recycle and recover (the four Rs);
- Nature-based solutions for urban water and wastewater management for circular cities;
- The role of nature-based solutions, such as ecosystem restoration, in promoting environmental sustainability;
- Benefits and challenges of green/blue infrastructure approaches for enhancing environmental sustainability;
- Innovative technologies and solutions for waste management, recycling and resource recovery;
- Public awareness and perception of waste management and nature-based solution approaches;
- The cost–benefit analysis of green infrastructure in environmental remediation.
We are interested in research articles, reviews and other types of papers that fall into these categories. We welcome innovative and original research articles, including laboratory, field-based and case studies. The Special Issue is open to scholars, practitioners and professionals from all around the world. This Special Issue on “Environmental Engineering Perspectives on Waste Management, Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure” provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to publish their work. Recently, published articles have had a significant impact on environmental policy and management and have influenced decision making at various levels. We encourage you to send in your contributions and benefit from the increased visibility and readership of this journal. Ultimately, we believe in promoting research and innovation that can contribute to sustainable environmental policy and management.
We look forward to your submissions and participation in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Joseph Akunna
Dr. Kiran Tota-Maharaj
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- ecological engineering solutions
- water and wastewater treatment
- nature-based solutions (NbSs)
- green/blue infrastructure
- urban water/wastewater management
- emerging waste management technologies
- waste remediation
- resource recovery