This special issue explores the influence that insects and other invertebrates have on ecosystem services and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and makes a case for insect science to promote a sustainability science approach.
This journal article advances SDG 6 and 11 by explaining the Water Sensitive Cities Index, a new benchmarking and diagnostic tool which is used to define, assess and operationalize a city's water sensitive performance. This application is demonstrated for three diverse Australian cities, and it aims to develop collective commitment and evidence-based priorities for further action.

Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 277, 2020, 124082, ISSN 0959-6526

This journal article advances SDG 6 by proposing a bibliometric and text mining method to qualitatively and quantitatively characterize the contribution of water research to the achievement of SDG 6.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages v-ix, ISSN 2214-5745,

In this editorial overview, we provide mini-reviews of insects' utility to achieve the SDGs, taking examples from both temperate and tropical countries.

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, September 2020, 100010

This journal article addresses SDG 6 by explaining the ubiquitous presence of microplastics (μPs) and how this has emerged as a significant marine problem. To comprehend fully the potential impacts and ecological harm caused by μPs it is vital that there is an understanding of their potential sources and sinks; the processes affecting their distribution; and their uptake and exchange in ecosystems.
On Monday 24 August 2020 – at the beginning of World Water Week - RELX announced the winners of the 2020 RELX Environmental Challenge. Now in its 10th year, the RELX Environmental Challenge supports innovative solutions that improve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation where it is at risk, contributing to SDGs 1, 3, 6 and 10.
This journal article addresses SDG 3 and 6 by explaining the effectiveness of five-year sanitation strategies in Indonesia. In high-intensity districts, improvements in government systems were observed, and high-intensity districts were more likely to be open defecation free, but sanitation outcomes can be improved when government systems are strengthened.
Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. In the past decade, the company has awarded $750,000 to projects and solutions that improve the world’s water quality and sanitation. This article, using innovative parallax storytelling technology, looks at the tangible impact of the RELX Environmental Challenge.

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, September 2020, 100027

This journal article addresses SDG 6 by showing how implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia's river waters has restricted business activities, human movements as well as anthropogenic activities. The sudden decline in human activities has directly impacted the river water quality.