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Water Conservation Science and Engineering

Water Conservation Science and Engineering

Editors-in-Chief: M.N. Chong; C.P. Saint; P.E. Poh

ISSN: 2364-5687 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41101

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Special issue 

Soft Computation Techniques and Nature Based Algorithms in Water and Energy Based Systems

Guest Editor: Dr. Mrinmoy Majumder; Hydro-Informatics Engg. (under Civil Dept.), National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura; India
Aims and scope:
The uncontrolled utilization of water and change in the climate in the recent years has induced uncertainty in various watersheds all over the World. On the other hand burgeoning population along with technological revolution have ensured continuous increase in demand for energy to satisfy the basic as well as luxurious requirements. As a result, both water and energy resources are under stress and need optimal solutions to come out of the in-equilibrium. Since the last decade, various soft computation techniques are utilized for optimization, prediction and simulation of uncertainties in water and energy systems so that the impact of stress can be reduced. Performance efficiency of systems are optimized under allowable but minimum loss and expenditure. Owing to the advancement in soft computation techniques, the introduction of nature mimicking algorithms in the 1980s have enhanced the reliability and uniqueness of the solutions for mitigation of the associated uncertainties encountered by water and energy based systems. However, a common platform for publication of related research is still missing. This Special Issue tries to minimize this gap and provides an opportunity for researchers in this interdisciplinary field to showcase their innovative solutions in order to solve such problems in optimal utilization of energy and water in water and energy based systems.
Submission Deadline: 5 August 2017

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    Water is the new oil of the 21st century where, significant water conservation efforts are essential to ensuring the availability of clean water for sustaining future generations to come. Water Conservation Science & Engineering aims to target the developing multidisciplinary areas in sciences and engineering associated with water conservation.
             The Journal welcomes original contributions that potentially involve multidisciplinary research and considers sustainable management and conservation of water as a valuable resource. Contributions should have relevance and implication on sustainable water conservation practices from individual household to community level, as well as from regional, national and international scales. Contributors may emphasize any of the aforesaid aspects of water conservation. Manuscripts that report only laboratory works without in-depth discussion and implications on improving water conservation practices will not be included for publication in the journal. 
            Water Conservation Science & Engineering publishes original research papers, critical and comprehensive reviews, analyses and case studies on topics, which include but are not limited to:

    Novel and/or innovative materials and technological solutions to improve water quantity and quality aspects that contribute significantly towards sustainable water conservation practices.

    Environmental monitoring of chemical and microbiological contaminants in source and treated waters and/or quantitative risk assessments for potential reuse in potable and non-potable applications.

    Demonstration on the concept of integrated water resources management or equivalent in rural, urban or mixed-setting, as well as agricultural and industrial applications.

    Societal, economic, institutional and policy aspects of strategies to improve the sustainability of water conservation practices, including strategies for managing water resource supply and demand, water substitution and reuse, enhancing the water-energy nexus and sustainability of the water industry.

    Life cycle assessment and management of water resources to improve resource efficiency, conserve water resources and reduce water pollution.

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