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AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society Special Issue on

Ensuring Water Security for Sustainable Development



Water security in many countries faces numerous challenges. The world grapples with inadequate access to safe drinking water, inefficient water management practices, increasing water pollution, and escalating water demand due to population growth and urbanization. Additionally, climate change exacerbates these issues by intensifying droughts, floods, and salinization. Addressing these issues requires sustainable solutions, including water conservation, infrastructure development, and improved water governance, to ensure equitable access to safe and sufficient water resources.

Hence, this Special Issue serves as a platform to comprehensively examine various water security measures and strategies, such as efficient water management, conservation techniques, wastewater treatment, and desalination, among others. It seeks to shed light on their respective contributions to ensuring water security, emphasizing the positive environmental, economic, and social impacts they offer for sustainable development and regional stability.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society for peer review and possible publication in a Special Issue entitled 'Ensuring Water Security for Sustainable Development'.


Relevant topics include:

We invite researchers from diverse fields to submit their papers and share their insights on this critical topic since these problems is crucial for sustainable development and regional stability. The scope of this special issue is wide and covers the whole spectrum of research areas in the discipline. To name a few of the covered topics, this Special Issue welcomes research related to:

  • Clean water and sanitation-SDG 6
  • Water scarcity and its impact on agriculture
  • Urban water shortages and the growing demand
  • Climate change and water scarcity
  • Infrastructure vulnerability due to flooding
  • Ecological consequences due to drought
  • Advance techniques in water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence and optimization techniques in managing conventional and non-conventional water resources
  • Dam safety for water security.  


Key dates:

Deadline for manuscript submission: November 1st, 2024

Expected publication: Articles will be published online as soon as possible after acceptance.


Guest Editors:

Ali Najah Ahmed (Lead Guest Editor), Department of Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Malaysia

Prof. Celso Augusto Guimarães Santos, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil

Prof. Sharareh Pourebrahim, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC). Sunway University, Malaysia

Sarmad Dashti Latif, Research Fellow (Water & Environmental Security), Komar University of Science and Technology & Soran University, Iraq

Prof Ahmed El-Shafie, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia.


How to submit:

Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors of the journal, before submitting your paper directly to AQUA - Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society’s peer review system. Then choose the article type – ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the submission category – Special Issue: Water Security for Sustainable Development. This will send your paper to one of the Guest Editors.

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