Access to clean and safe water is critical to public health and economic prosperity. This curated content from the ASCE Library contains key journal papers, books, and proceedings papers that address the United Nations Sustainability Development Goal #6 for Clean Water and Sanitation. ASCE is committed to publishing books and journals that will help inform, develop, and inspire sustainable practices.
In this hub Springer Nature highlights contributions in our books, journals and magazines towards SDG6 progress: in technological and systems approaches to water management, in studies of rural and urban contexts and of pathways of infectious diseases from ambient organisms, in the social understanding of ethnic disparities in access, and much more. We hope these resources provide insights and inspiration for those committed to these goals.
The International Water Association (IWA) has its own publishing programme, IWA Publishing, that works to further knowledge on water resources. Their programme includes 15 peer reviewed journals and 800 books.
Every year since 2011, RELX – a global provider of information-based analytics – has granted the Environmental Challenge Award to projects that demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water and sanitation. These projects make a tangible difference in the lives of people around the world. The RELX SDG Resource Centre also provides access to academic research in the areas of science, law and business that helps to broaden understanding of the SDGs worldwide.
‘Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters’ by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and Joanna Atherfold-Finn is published by NewSouth in Australia. It is printed and packaged without using plastic. Dry trap varnish is used on the cover rather than plastic lamination. The reverse side of the board, effectively the rough, uncoated side, gives the cover added texture. Metal straps are used to secure the book boxes on pallets. All plastic shrink-wrapping is avoided.