Urban Water Crisis and Management

Urban Water Crisis and Management

Strategies for Sustainable Development

1st Edition - July 29, 2022

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  • Editors: Arun Lal Srivastav, Sughosh Madhav, Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj, Eugenia Valsami-Jones
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918381

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Urban Water Crisis and Management: Strategies for Sustainable Development, Sixth Edition presents solutions for the current challenges of urban water and management strategies. Through contributed chapters, a framework is laid out for a reduction of the use of groundwater (heavily overused as a solution) and the alternative options for the supply of water to cities, or for urban water.  Sections discuss urban water, its problems and management approaches, address the root causes of the water crisis in urban areas, and cover  the scientific and technical knowledge necessary to manage water resources. Significant gaps between developed and developing nations in the procedure of water management are also addressed, along with practical information regarding recycling and the reuse of wastewater which is useful as baseline data for the future.

Key Features

  • Presents the quantitative study of water supply in urban areas, identifies water scarcity in megacities, and provides management approaches for sustainable development
  • Identifies technology and the instruments required for the management and safe supply of water
  • Includes case studies where these technologies have been successfully used


Water Scientists and Environmental Scientists. Water engineers including waste water treatment specialists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Urban Water Systems: An Overview
    2. Urban Water Pollution by Heavy Metals, Microplastics and Organic Contaminants
    3. Effect of Climate Change on Urban Water Availability and Its Remediation in Different Continents
    4. Comparative Analysis of Developed and Developing Countries Water Supply Systems in Megacities
    5. Presence of Inorganic and Organic Contaminants in Urban Water
    6. Water Efficient Technologies for Sustainable Development
    7. Scientific Approaches for Water Resources Management in Developing Countries
    8. Microbial Quality of Ground Water in The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: Health Implications and Effective Treatment Technologies
    9. Challenges of Water Contamination in Urban Areas
    10. Microbes in Drinking Water: Control and Prevention
    11. Urban Water Quality and Wastewater Discharges in Mega and Metro Cities of India - Challenges, Impacts, and Management: An Overview
    12. Traditional and Existing Methods of Urban Water Supply and Their Loopholes
    13. Microplastics: A Threat to Fresh Water Ecosystem and Urban Water Quality
    14. Water Scarcity in Megacities of The Asian Continent
    15. Application of Emerging Nanomaterials in Water and Wastewater Treatment
    16. Role of Government in Urban Water Management
    17. Recent Advances in Water Treatment Facilities for Wastewater Reuse in The Urban Water Supply
    18. Alternative Sources of Urban Water Supply and Application of Emerging Materials in Water Treatment
    19. Research Methodologies Which Can Improve Urban Water Supply to Protect Public Health
    20. Challenges and Strategies of Water Supply and Wastewater Management in Coastal Urban and Semi-Urban Areas
    21. Emerging Water Crisis: Impact of Urbanization on Water Resources & Constructed Wetlands As Nature Based Solution (NBS)
    22. Availability of Technical Options for Safe Urban Water Supply
    23. Future Scope for Water Resource Management in Urban Areas
    24. Development of Water Accessibility Index (WAI) As A Measure of Spatial Justice in Urban Water Supply System: A Case Study of Kalaburagi City, Karnataka, India
    25. Challenges in Management of Domestic Wastewater for Sustainable Development in 21st Century
    26. Significance of Clay Based Nanocomposites in Water Treatment
    27. Assessment of Microbial Quality of Water Supply in Mega and Metro Cities of India and Their Management: An Overview

Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: July 29, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918381

About the Editors

Arun Lal Srivastav

Dr. Arun Lal Srivastav is an Assistant Professor at Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh (India). He has obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India on water treatment. Also, he has done post-doctoral research at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. He is currently involved in the teaching of Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, and Disaster Management to the engineering students. His research interests include water treatment, climate change, river ecosystem, phytoremediation and waste management. He has published 51 research articles in journals, books and conferences. Currently, he is editing 7 books with the Elsevier and Wiley on river ecosystem, renewable energy, urban water crisis & management, climate change, green chemistry and e-waste management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chitkara University School of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Sughosh Madhav

Dr. Sughosh Madhav works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. He has obtained his master’s degree from the Department of Environmental Science Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He earned his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. The area of his doctoral research is the environmental impact of textile effluents on groundwater and soil quality. He has published various research papers and book chapters in environmental geochemistry, water pollution, and wastewater remediation. He also edited 4 books related to water resource management in Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj

Dr. Abhishek Kumar Bhardwaj is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. He worked as Post-doctoral Fellow at Department of Environmental Science, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur (India). He has obtained his PhD from the Central University of Allahabad, Prayagraj. His research interest includes green synthesis of nanomaterials for water purification, Bio-sensing, development of Nanomaterial based device, water treatment, Diatom cultivation, Mushroom cultivation, phytoremediation and waste management. He has published more than 25 research publications in various prestigious journals and books including Elsevier, Springer, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics Frontier, MDPI, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Amity School of Life Sciences, Department of Environmental Science, Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Eugenia Valsami-Jones

Eugenia Valsami-Jones
Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones is a Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of Birmingham. She holds a degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Athens and a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Her research focuses on nanoscale processes in the environment and within biota. She has pioneered the development of traceable stable-isotope labelled nanomaterials and has been working on the development of analytical solutions for the improvement in speed and quality of nanoscale characterisation. Her current research priorities revolve around the application of nanotechnologies in solving environmental problems, particularly related to clean water and sustainable agriculture. She was the Mineralogical Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2015 and the Distinguished Guest Lecturer and Medalist of the Royal Society of Chemistry for 2015. She is currently a Royal Society Wolfson Fellow. She is a member of the coordination team of the European Commission’s Nanosafety Cluster.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Environmental Nanoscience, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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