Special Issue

Topic: Water and Wastewater Emissions: Advances and Challenges

A Special Issue of Carbon Footprints

ISSN 2831-932X (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2024

Guest Editor(s)

Dr. Hamish Mackey
Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Guest Editor Assistant(s)

Dr. Ojima Wada
Division of Sustainable Development, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
Dr. Yihang Xiao
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.

Special Issue Introduction

Dear colleagues,

Water systems, encompassing drinking water treatment, distribution, and wastewater treatment, play a crucial role in public health and environmental sustainability. However, the water sector contributes 1-4% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during the collection, treatment, and distribution of drinking and wastewaters, necessitating a comprehensive evaluation and reduction of their carbon footprints. Government agencies are increasingly recognizing the role the water sector plays in addressing GHG emissions. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a $23 million funding announcement in 2022 to drive innovation aimed at decarbonizing the entire lifecycle of water resource recovery facilities. Given the interdependencies between water, energy, and climate, nexus approaches can lead to more sustainable and resilient water systems, ultimately contributing to global GHG reduction goals. To advance emerging knowledge and develop cutting-edge solutions to reduce water systems-related GHG emissions, we invite you to submit to this Special Issue.

Proposed topics include, but are not limited to:

● The effects of climate change on the resilience and performance of water systems;

● Low carbon technologies for drinking water and wastewater treatment, including quantification of their reduction benefits;

● Emission processes and characteristics of GHGs in different water systems;

● Lifecycle carbon footprint assessment of water infrastructure projects;

● Study of the interlinkages between different environmental impact factors using nexus approaches on water systems;

● Policy and regulatory instruments for water system GHG reductions.


Methane, nitrous oxide, energy-water nexus, aeration, pumping, sludge, greywater footprint, resilience

Submission Deadline

31 Dec 2024

Submission Information

For Author Instructions, please refer to https://www.oaepublish.com/cf/author_instructions
For Online Submission, please login at https://oaemesas.com/login?JournalId=cf&SpecialIssueId=CF240619
Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2024
Contacts: Fiona Zhao, Assistant Editor, Fiona@oaeservice.com

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ISSN 2831-932X (Online)


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