Water and sanitation


Gemma C. Cotton, Natalie R. Lagesse, Liam S. Parke, Carla J. Meledandri, 3.04 - Antibacterial Nanoparticles, Editor(s): David L. Andrews, Robert H. Lipson, Thomas Nann, Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Second Edition), Academic Press, 2019, Pages 65-82

This chapter advances SDGs 3 and 6 by showing how increasing bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics is a pressing threat to the human population on a global scale. As the development of new combative drugs is complex, expensive, time consuming and risky, there has been a strong focus in recent years to develop alternative strategies for the treatment of bacterial infections, and nanoscale materials have emerged a strong contender for this purpose.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 7, and 11 by examining the role of resource recovery technologies in reducing the demand of fossil fuels and conventional fossil-based mineral fertilizers, including through the production of sustainable biofuels such as hydrogen, syngas, and bio-oil.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 by explaining how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) essentially address healthy living through intelligent management of human behaviour and the production of wastes so that the environment and ecosystems are not negatively impated. This chapter describes WASH in low resource countries and the role of the engineer in enabling the approach.
This chapter advances SDG 6 by explaining the use of cluster analysis, multivariate statistical methods, principal component analysis, and factor analysis for the interpretation and analysis of difficult water quality data

International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Volume 31, December 2020, 100393

This journal article advances SDG 6 and 9 by presenting a multi-layer perceptron based anomaly detector which can be used to safeguard critical infrastructure such as drinking water treatment plants from the adverse impacts of cyber-attacks.
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.
This book chapter advances SDGs 6, 12 and 11 by analyzing research studies on water remediation within the framework of 12 principles of green chemistry, bibliometric features, and characteristics of related research papers.
This chapter advances SDG 6 by presenting three low-cost treatment solutions based on solar energy disinfection, phytoremediation, and a combination of biofiltration and solar energy disinfection.
Elsevier, Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, Volume 17, October 2020
Pathogenic viruses represent one of the greatest threats to human well-being. As evidenced by the COVID-19 global pandemic, however, halting the spread of highly contagious diseases is notoriously difficult. Successful control strategies therefore have to rely on effective surveillance. Here, we describe how monitoring wastewater from urban areas can be used to detect the arrival and subsequent decline of pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2.
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.