Towards sustainable water engineering: Insights and inferences for the future

Susanne M. Charlesworth, Colin A. Booth, Kemi Adeyeye

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Solutions towards sustainable water engineering and management issues have been the focus of most chapters in this book, underpinned by established and innovative knowledge, plus insights of good practices in the natural and built environments. Acknowledging that water engineering is not straightforward, the chapters in this book have demonstrated that strides towards a future of sustainable water engineering are within sight and, in some cases, already achievable for addressing the sizeable challenges of infrastructure, climate change, resilience, conservation and water management. Whilst improvements in technological advancement may provide openings to resolve some issues, it is important to note that many solutions will require collaborative working between organisations, communities and individuals to be effective. Therefore, for sustainable water engineering to succeed and thrive for both current and future generations, it is important to remain steadfast and guided by the four pillars of sustainability-environment, social, economic and culture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Water Engineering
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161203
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

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© 2020 Elsevier Inc.


  • Climate change
  • Green-blue infrastructure
  • History
  • Infrastructure
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Water supply and demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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