World Water Day 2021

World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater and raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. On March 22, 2021, World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event. The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Originally started in 1993, this year’s theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone. Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change.

To raise awareness of the value of water, Elsevier presents a curated list of free access journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we are advancing #SDG6 research and ensuring that #Everydrop counts.

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Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water and Wastewater Advanced Treatment Processes, 2020, Pages 139-176

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by presenting state-of-the-art design and use of adsorbents, membranes, and UV/oxidation processes, along with the challenges that will need to be addressed to close the gap between development and implementation in water/wastewater treatment applications.
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Sustainable Water Resource Development Using Coastal Reservoirs, 2020, Pages 33-59

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by exploring the feasibility/design implications for coastal reservoirs based on estimation of runoff, detailed assessment of water demand and estimation of water quality.
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Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, Second Edition, 2020, Pages 45-69

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by discussing decontamination of water supply and prevention/treatment of waterborne microorganism transmission in healthcare settings.
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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.
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International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition), 2017, Pages 388-401

This chapter advances SDG 6 by explaining water as it relates to human health.
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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.
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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, 2017, Pages 91-103

This chapter advances SDG 6, 11, and 12 by discussing the state-of-the-art of managing water supply and demand as a natural resource, and what indicators are being developed to identify water scarcity worldwide.
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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, 2017, Pages 3-22

This book chapter advances SDG 3, 6, and 12 by demonstrating the major water pollutants of incipient concern, their source, and fate.
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Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations, 2020, Pages 139-168

This chapter advances SDG 6 and 11 by exploring the technological landscape of water purification in India, focusing on strategies for treatment of wastewater as a potential water source.
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Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations, 2020, Pages 187-211

This chapter advances SDG 6 and 11 by reporting on the various laws and policy governing water supply in South Africa as well as the current state of water and wastewater infrastructure in South Africa.