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Water Conservation, Recycling and Reuse: Issues and Challenges

Editors: Singh, Rajeev Pratap, Kolok, Alan S., Bartelt-Hunt, Shannon L. (Eds.)

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  • Maximizes reader insights into the growing debate on the need for sustainable water use and management
  • Suitable not only for those working on water matters but also for students of water management, water politics, environmental policy, water economics, water engineering, and sustainability studies
  • Engages with the multidimensional interactions between the concept of sustainability and water use and management
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Water - a basic element of life, livelihood, food security and sustainable development - holds the key to global sustainability. The global water demand has been increased 3-fold in the past five decades and only 0.4% of the total world’s fresh water resources is available and accessible for use. The United Nations projected that half of all countries will face water scarcity by 2025 and more than one-third of the world’s population could be affected by water stress by 2050. The water problem is rapidly intensifying in the Asian region, and around 700 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. Similarly, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, by 2050, more than one billion people in Asia alone are projected to experience negative impacts on water resources as a result of climate change. Climate change is also putting extra pressure on and adversely affecting the global water cycle, leading to irregular precipitation, more floods and droughts and creating an imbalance between water supply and demand. The availability of safe water is a major global concern due to the rapidly increasing population, urbanization, unsustainable consumption patterns, and rapid shifts in land use. It is believed that reduced access to freshwater will have cascading consequences that will pose threat to global food security, livelihood security, and cause large scale migration and economic and geopolitical tensions. As such, strategies for water conservation, wastewater reuse and recycling should be adopted in order to lessen the gap between supply and demand for water for different activities. This book provides readers with a better understanding of the water security challenges, and presents innovations to address these challenges, strengthen the science-policy interface, and develop institutional and human capacities for water security and sustainability. 

About the authors

Dr. Rajeev Pratap Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University (INDIA). He completed his Ph.D. at the same university. His main research interests include solid waste management, bio-composting, and green technologies. He has received several international awards, including the ‘Green Talent’ award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany; Prosper.Net Scopus Young Scientist award, DST Young Scientist Award etc. Dr. Singh is a member of reviewer and editorial team of several important scientific journals and has co-authored 4 books and more than 40 highly cited research and review articles on solid waste management. Dr Singh also received a Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship, DST, Govt. of India, IUSSTF, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Robert Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI). 

Alan Kolok is the Director of Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho, Moscow, USA. He received his PhD in 1991 from Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder; his M.S. in 1981 from the Department of Fisheries and Oceanic Science, University of Washington Seattle; and his B.S. in 1978 from the Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His research interests include land use and its impact on water quality and environmental health, gene expression in environmental sentinel organisms as indicators of exposure to toxic compounds; the role of sediment in the fate and transport of emerging contaminants; cancer incidence and its geographical relationship to watersheds; citizen scientist and its role in data acquisition. 

Shannon Bartlet-Hunt is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She is also Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. She completed her PhD in Civil Engineering (Environmental) at the University of Virginia in 2004. Her areas of research and professional interest include the physicochemical fate of contaminants in soil and water, contaminant fate and transport in landfills and water reuse in agricultural systems. She has been awarded several prestigious awards, such as the Student Impact Award: Outstanding Advisor (Engineers Without Borders), 2017; Grand Prize for University Research, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, 2015; R. Vernon McBroom Engineering Leadership Fellow, 2014; Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), Distinguished Service Award, 2014; College of Engineering Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award, 2013; National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2012; McGraw-Hill/AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Science and Engineering, 2011. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Occurrence and Health Impacts of Emerging Contaminants in Municipal Wastewater Reuse

    Pages 1-28

    Chen, Wei (et al.)

  • Promises and Challenges of Growing Microalgae in Wastewater

    Pages 29-53

    Osundeko, Olumayowa (et al.)

  • Risk of Metal Contamination in Agriculture Crops by Reuse of Wastewater: An Ecological and Human Health Risk Perspective

    Pages 55-79

    Gupta, Sanjay Kumar (et al.)

  • Biological Wastewater Treatment for Prevention of River Water Pollution and Reuse: Perspectives and Challenges

    Pages 81-93

    Singh, N. K. (et al.)

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Management of the Rivers System with Special Reference to the Brahmaputra River

    Pages 95-106

    Das, Pallavi (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Conservation, Recycling and Reuse: Issues and Challenges
Editors
  • Rajeev Pratap Singh
  • Alan S. Kolok
  • Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3179-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3179-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3178-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 276
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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