Special Issue "Green Technologies for Urban Water Management"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kefeng Zhang
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Guest Editor
Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: Green technologies for urban stormwater management (e.g. bioretention systems, green walls) Stormwater quality monitoring & modelling Integrated urban water modelling Water Sensitive Urban Design (sponge city)
Dr. Veljko Prodanovic
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Guest Editor
Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: vegetated water treatment technology; stormwater treatment; greywater treatment; stormwater quantity and quality modelling; stormwater and greywater quality monitoring; alternative water sources for crop production; human interaction with water infrastructure; social science in water engineering
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Mário Mendiondo
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Guest Editor
Sao Carlos School of Engineering, Dept Hydraulics & Sanitation Engineering, WADI Lab, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos-SP 13566-590, Brazil
Interests: low-carbon sponge cities; climate-resilient green infrastructure; water footprint mitigation; socio-hydrology and citizen science; water-adaptive design; integrated modelling; urban waters’ recycle; water-energy-food nexus valuation; rainwater cleansing; digital/smart water; urban wetland restoration
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Djukić
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Guest Editor
Department of hydraulic and environmental engineering, University of Belgrade, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Interests: pollution dynamics in urban runoff; stormwater management; urban water management; water supply and sanitation; drinking and wastewater treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cities are facing more challenges in the way they deal with urban water. Green technologies, e.g., constructed wetlands, ponds, bioretentions, and porous pavement, are popular solutions labelled as nature friendly for urban water management.

The scope of this special issue contains following:

i.   Treatment & reuse: hydraulic performance, water quality improvement, recycling

ii.   Modelling: process-based models, data-driven approach

iii.   IoT technologies: real time control & monitoring, artificial intelligence

iv.   Planning: water management and planning, agent-based modelling

v.   Climate impact: decarbonization, zero-net water-energy optimization

We not only welcome the continuing novel research on the treatment performance of green technologies, modelling and planning, but also encourage studies employing new ideas (e.g., real time control and monitoring).

We look forward to your contributions to this Special Issue and your help in promoting green technology for urban water management.

Dr. Kefeng Zhang
Dr. Veljko Prodanovic
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Mário Mendiondo
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Djukić
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • green infrastructure
  • treatment
  • data-driven
  • Internet of Things
  • planning
  • climate impact
  • resilient cities

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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