World Water Day 2022

World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

This year’s theme is ‘groundwater’ and draws attention to the hidden water resource that has always been critically important but not fully recognized in sustainable development policymaking. Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical.  We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind. 

To raise awareness on sustaining groundwater, Elsevier presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we are advancing #SDG6 research and ensuring that #groundwater is sustainably explored, analyzed, and monitored.

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Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment, 2021, Pages 93-109

This chapter advances SDG 6 by discussing recent advancement in the usage of nanocellulose as an adsorbent for water and wastewater treatment and by highlighting current challenges and limitations related to nanocellulose derived material applications at an industrial scale.
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Natural Polymers-Based Green Adsorbents for Water Treatment, 2021, Pages 131-158

This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting an overview of the development of polymeric adsorbents from different agrowastes along with used physical and methods with their success and shortcomings.
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Global Groundwater. Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security, and Solutions, 2021, Pages 503-517

This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting opportunities for groundwater and how information can be shared across disciplines- e.g. Many commercial operations (e.g., oil and gas, geothermal, mining) create a wealth of geological and hydrogeological information in their everyday exploration activities that can be used by groundwater professionals.
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Global Groundwater. Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security, and Solutions, 2021, Pages 577-583

This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting an overview and consideration for groundwater desalination, including a framework tool.
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Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change, 2021, Pages 23-45

This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting major challenges and opportunities concerning groundwater utilization and climate sustainability.
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Emerging Freshwater Pollutants. Analysis, Fate and Regulations, 2022, Pages 119-135

Links to SDG6 and the theme of WWD as it covers the presence of emerging pollutants in aquatic systems such as rivers, lakes, groundwater, glaciers, wetlands, the ocean poses significant risks to human and environmental health.
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Innovative Exploration Methods for Minerals, Oil, Gas, and Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2022, Pages 193-211

This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting an overview of a low-cost technique for investigating groundwater flow and mapping a contaminated zone in the subsurface.
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Clean Energy and Resources Recovery. Biomass Waste Based Biorefineries, Volume 1, 2021, Pages 465-486

This chapter advances SDGs 6 & 7 by presenting membrane technologies that can be used to purify wastewater and produce biomass for energy.

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