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Wastewater Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions as a Mitigation Measure to Combat Climate Change

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mohd Elmuntasir Ahmed
Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Water Research Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Interest: Water Resources Management, Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Reuse, Environmental Assessment, Climate Change Strategies

Special Issue Information

Scarcity of fresh water resources in the GCC countries, Arab World, and worldwide has become a critical challenge to development and livelihoods. Exacerbated with climate change, this challenge is affecting viable sectors such as the industrial, agricultural and touristic activities to name a few. Therefore, proper management of wastewater in semi-arid regions will assist in availing water for various uses and to combat climate change. Wastewater is collected, treated and managed for its reuse potential as an integral component of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Wastewater management can be centralized and/or decentralized in view of local conditions and socio-economic opportunities and challenges. In arid and semi-ar­id regions, the reuse/recycle wastewater both domestic and industrial is indispensable to help gap the deficit between demand and supply of fresh water resources. In an era when climate change is already, taking place and its extreme events are widely noticed, careful management and reuse of wastewater stand as a significant adaptation option for climate change impacts on water resources. 

  •  Advances in domestic wastewater technologies
  • • Advances in industrial wastewater treatment and resource recovery
  • • Decentralized management of wastewater
  • • Wastewater reuse as an adaptation for climate change
  • • Management of sewage collection/transfer infrastructure under extreme hydrological events
  • • Virus removal from wastewater

    This special issue will publish selected papers from International Conference titled “Wastewater Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions as a Mitigation Measure to Combat Climate Change” which will be held on 14 -17 March 2022 at Al-Manhal Hall, main premises, Shuwaikh. The Article Processing Charge of papers from this conferences will be covered by the conference institute

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscript should be submitted via submission systemAccepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to guest editors for perusal first.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Author Submission Guide page.
The Publication Fee in IJESD is 350 USD. Reviewers of IJESD are entitled to have a special discount. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. 


General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
  • Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 1.4), Google Scholar, CNKI, ProQuest, EBSCO, etc. 
  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net

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