Journal of Water Sustainability

Volume 3, Issue 1 , 2013

 

 

 

 

    

    Preface

   

    

     Professor Ashok PANDEY

      Honorary Executive Advisor, Journal of Water Sustainability

      Head, Centre for Biofuels & Biotechnology Division Chairman, IBSC

      National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), India

      Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India

 

 

 

I am very glad to learn about the Journal of Water Sustainability (JWS) which aims to bridge two fundamental themes of research and practice to discover the best achievements in all aspects of sustainable water. I am happy to learn that the JWS would mainly focus on publishing high-impact works related to water reclamation, reuse and recycling, which includes broad subjects of treatment technologies, assessment methods and tools, recycled water quality requirements and standards, urban water metabolism, management scheme, risk control, socioeconomic aspects of recycled water, new end-uses of recycled water, impact assessment and educational program.


With the global concern for climate change, the issues related water usage and sustainability have acquired centre stage for the scientific community as well as for the national and international governments. There is close interactions between the water usage and water system and agriculture, forestry, industry, tourism, urban living-hood, etc. among which crop cultivation is seemingly most important. Considering that the world is witnessing more drought regions and that there is continuous increase in availability of drinking water, adequate global attention on water sustainability is the need of hour. Water treatment systems and water purification systems with sustainable technological perspectives would play significant role in this regard. It could be envisaged that such developments would need strong scientific backing where research will play a crucial role. Equally important would be dissemination of scientific data and sharing of knowledge, which could be achieved through the scientific journals like the present one (JWS).


I congratulate Prof H. H. Ngo, the founder of the journal and his entire editorial team for their strong effort in up-bringing this journal and hope that it would provide a good platform for researchers from across the world to publish their findings in it and would go long way in serving the scientific community.



 

   

    Preface

 

   

      Professor Norihito TAMBO

      Honorary Executive Advisor, Journal of Water Sustainability

      President, Hokkaido Research Organization, Japan

      Ex-President, Hokkaido University, Japan

      Ex-President, International Water Association

 

 

At the later stage of growing modern world, we are gradually entering into an age where the fate of the entire planet lies in the imbalance of resources and human numbers to be sustainable, and a time of severe overpopulation (environmental period/later modern) is coming. I feel that our greatest challenge in the later modern times will be whether we can develop a self-containing (closed) system on a strict material balance between resources and consumption in all activities at any regions of the earth, while continuously keeping the open value system that human beings developed throughout in our modern civilization as our essential value system. I do not know if we will be able to keep our mindsets and our use of raw materials independent of each other as open and closed. A world where metabolisms are self-contained (closed), yet our minds remain open – is this possible? If we can make that happen, I am sure humankind will press ahead. I have great hopes in the intellectual strength of developed countries that are steeped in modern civilization.

 

 

Contents

Under What Management Practices and Mechanisms Water Resource Can Be Considered As a Public Good for Sustainable Development in the Developing Countries?

Saoussen Saied, Habibullah Magsi, Fateh M. Marri, Hichem Rejeb1-16

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Optimization of an Electrocatalytic Membrane Reactor for Phenolic Wastewater Treatment by Response Surface Methodology

Qiqi Guan, Hong Wang, Jianxin Li, Xianhui Li, Yang Yang, Tonghua Wang17-28

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Dispersion Prediction in the Uppanar River of South East Coast of India

P. Mullai, Bibin Oommen, M. K. Yogeswari29-43

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The Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activities on Water Resources Availability in the Orontes Watershed: Case of the Ghab Region in Syria

Sara Hamade, Charles Tabet45-59

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Analysis of Water Conservation Potential in Campus Based on WATERGY

Tao Chen, YuanYuan Wang, YaJun Zhang, DanDan Li61-69

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Journal of Water Sustainability


 ISSN: 1839-1516 (Print)

 ISSN: 1839-1524 (Online)