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: This review section covers journal articles and conferences papers on sustainability that were published from 2006 to 2008. The literature review has been divided into the following sections:

•Sustainable water and wastewater utilities

•Sustainable watersheds and water resources management

•Industrial and corporate approaches towards sustainability

•Stormwater and green infrastructure

•Sustainable wastewater technologies

•Life cycle analysis (LCA)

•Sustainability and energy in wastewater industry

•Sustainability and climate change

•Sustainability and water reuse

•Application of LEED® in wastewater

The sustainable water and wastewater utilities reviewed sustainable practices and sustainable workforce management including workforce development, knowledge retention and information sharing, succession planning, and financing. The stormwater and green Infrastructure considered a variety of low impact development (LID) design and technologies and green infrastructures. The wastewater technologies reviewed wastewater treatment, anaerobic technologies, low impact and natural treatment systems, and residuals and emissions management. The sustainability and energy in wastewater industry discussed energy conservation, production and recovery. The sustainability and climate change reviewed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from water and wastewater industries, the impacts of climate change and reducing carbon footprint. The sustainability and water reuse considered water reclamation and reuse in municipal, industrial, and agricultural settings


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 10, 2009

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  • Water Environment Research® (WER®) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. An annual Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year.

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