Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Elsevier, Research Policy, Volume 53, March 2024
World Intellectual Property Day 2024 is highlighting the critical importance of intellectual property (IP) in catalyzing the human innovation and creativity needed for achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This study provides an overview of the key debates and the recent evidence on the societal role of Intellectual property rights (IPRs).
Reviews the effects of light pollution in urban ecosystems

Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Volume 39, March 2024

Coral atolls are at risk from rising sea level, what can be done to enhance island buidling processes
In this study, we introduced an integrated assessment framework, and estimated both quality and quantity-related Water Scarcity Index (WSI), local economic water scarcity risk (WSR), and the cascading virtual WSR observed in global trade markets across 40 major economies spanning from 1995 to 2010. Results show that developing countries had rapid growth in both quantity and quality-related WSI, while major developed economies experienced a modest increase in water stress but mitigated quality-related risks, suggesting imbalanced progress towards SDG 6 across countries. 
This study investigates the factors that influence travelers' intentions toward animal ethics in tourism and makes a significant contribution to methodological approaches and the body of knowledge in animal ethics in tourism.
The concept of a seawater hub signifies a substantial stride toward sustainable and environmentally conscious seawater desalination solutions. It holds the potential to transform seawater treatment and ensure a consistent freshwater supply for communities globally.

Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Volume 39, February 2024

How to reduce human-wildlife conflixt through education

Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Volume 226, 28 February 2024

This paper seeks to contribute to pipeline leakage detection research through collecting and simulating leakage signals under different pressure strengths by combining experiments with numerical simulation. The findings point towards better detection in a real noise environment. Such research is vital in the context of increasing worldwide demand for water and insufficient water supply caused by pipeline leakage.
The authors put forward a mathematical model for examining the impact of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services on reducing the transmission of waterborne diseases such as enteric diarrheal disease (EDD). It is found that wastewater and sewage treatment (WST) control has the most significant impact in terms of WASH interventions employed. The findings have could have very important public health potential and tie in strongly with the goals of SDG 6.
Pakistan's water resources experiencing mounting pressure. UN SDG 6 provides a roadmap for achieving sustainable water management. Long-term planning and community engagement are key to success. Policy recommendations include efficient pricing and climate change integration.