World map of the 142 cities in the UrbMet database.

The sustainability of urban water systems is often compared in small numbers of cases selected as much for their familiarity as for their similarities and differences.

This paper uses ‘Medieval’ drought conditions from the 12th Century to simulate the implications of severe and persistent drought for the future of water resource management in metropolitan Phoenix


Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 27, 1 November 2016

Water reuse networks have been emerging globally for the last 50 years. This article reviews the economic, social and environmental issues related to implementing water reuse networks in cities.

Increases in water treatment technology have made water recycling a viable engineering solution to water supply limitations.


International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition), 2017, Pages 350-360

This chapter advances SDG 6 by explaining a multidisciplinary approach to drinking water from a public health perspective and how it is important as poverty, with its associated unsanitary living conditions and lack of access to water, proper nutrition, health care, and education, is the overwhelming determinant of infection and malnutrition.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition), 2017, Pages 148-158

This chapter advances SDG 6 by summarizing water contaminants (that have been included in current promulgated regulations) and emerging agents (that have been considered as contaminant candidates which may require further regulation), current regulations, and treatment options.
Training and capacity building are long established critical components of global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) policies, strategies, and programs.
Elsevier, Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 9, 1 September 2016
Low-cost by-products from agricultural, household and industrial sectors have been recognized as a sustainable solution for wastewater treatment.
Loowatt team in Madagascar
The RELX Group Environmental Challenge is awarded annually to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. The 2016 winner was Loowatt - an innovative sanitation solution which also generates power. The Environmental Challenge directly assists SDG 6.1 and 6.2 to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene, for all.

Qing Chang,

Chapter 11 - Emulsion, Foam, and Gel,

Editor(s): Qing Chang,

Colloid and Interface Chemistry for Water Quality Control,

Academic Press,


Pages 227-245,

ISBN 9780128093153

Supports SDG 6 by discussing the application of colloid and surface chemistry in water and wastewater treatment- the only book of its kind to do this.