Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Elsevier,

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 3, June 2021, 100101

Contributing to SDGs 6, 12 and 14, this article explores the effects of groundwater extraction within an area of India and the resultant polluting effects.
Contributing to SDGs 6, 13 and 14, the article reviews the ability of adsorptive membranes to benefit the environment through the removal of contaminants and/or pollutants from wastewater, such as dyes, heavy metals, and pharmaceutical compounds.
The Ganga basin includes some of the most densely populated areas in the world, in a region characterized by extremely high demographic and economic growth rates.
Anthropogenic activity is a major driver of seabird injury and mortality in the 21st century. In the current study we aimed to monitor glucocorticoid metabolites (ufGCM) concentrations, as a marker of physiological stress, in injured, emaciated (starvation/illness) and oiled African penguins through the stages of rehabilitation at a rescue centre in South Africa.
Endocrine disruption is a potential global problem observed not only in heavily polluted areas but also in those considered “pristine”. There is particular concern about the exposures of wildlife to mixtures of biologically active chemicals, which, combined with other stressors, may play an even greater role in reproductive disorders.
This journal article advanced SDG 6 by explaining that indicator organisms do not tell the whole story for the safety of water and sanitation systems. Considering only fecal indicator groups may provide a falsely reduced sense of risk.
Elsevier, Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, Volume 17, October 2020
Pathogenic viruses represent one of the greatest threats to human well-being.
This journal article addresses SDG 6 by explaining how the European Water Framework Directive is reviewed through the prism of the UN SDGs. Selected EU river basins are reviewed,and complementarities/discrepancies to global sustainable development are identified. There is a need to improve EU policy implementation with the use of economic instruments, and recommendations for use of scenarios, infrastructure and knowledge transfer are discussed.
Elsevier,

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, September 2020, 100049

This journal article advances SDG 6 by reflecting on the challenges and prospects for water quality in the face of the pandemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19).
This journal article advances SDG 3 and 6 by discussing the reported number of cases of Acanthamoeba amebic keratitis (AK) which are increasing. Molecular diagnosis has become the first choice of ophthalmologists for identifying and confirming this clinically problematic diagnosis. However, in-house molecular diagnostic procedures are time-consuming and may not be compatible with the urgency of the situation.

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