Water and sanitation


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.
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.

Alfredo de Jesús Martínez-Roldán, Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva, Chapter 7 - Wastewater treatment based in microalgae, Editor(s): Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Mariana Manzoni Maroneze, Maria Isabel Queiroz, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products, Academic Press, 2020, Pages 165-184, ISBN 9780128185360, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818536-0.00007-5.

This book chapter advances SDGs 6 and 7 by explaining how to remove contaminants from wastewater using microalgae so that it is safe to release into the natural environment.

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2, September 2020, 100026

This journal article advances SDG 6 by proposing a dataset known as AquaTrash which is based on TACO data set and applying a proposed state-of-the-art deep learning-based object detection model known as AquaVision over AquaTrash dataset.
This journal article advances SDG 6 and 11 by combining the SWOT analysis and DPSIR framework, the connections between governmental actions can be established; and, scenario-based impact assessment methods can be used to select, implement and sustain governmental actions for resolving the challenges related to water quality deterioration in the future.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 11, and 14 by providing avenues for the application of sustainable bio-based polymers in wastewater treatment and their role in removing pesticides, to support clean water, a healthy ecosystem, and sustainable consumption.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 6 by describing properties of water and importance of water to biomaterials and biology.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 31-38, ISSN 2214-5745

Insects support life on land (SDG 15) and below water (SDG 14) and help to provide clean water (SDG 6). While many studies have quantified the ecological services provided by insects in the temperate zones, we still lack consolidated information in the tropical realm where insects are the most diverse and abundant.
This journal article advances SDG 6 and 11 by studying a high level approach to analyse the current and projected water demand and supply of 12 megacities. The current water demand of these cities outstrips the supply by 5.27 billion m3 yr−1, with this expected to grow considerably by 2035. As such, comprehensive and urgent action is needed on water loss reduction and overall demand management, as well as formal infrastructure expansion.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Virginia Gardiner, Founder and CEO of Loowatt.