It is a great honour and pleasure for me to publish this Special Issue of the Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) dedicated to the 5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management (WWEM-19) and 2019 International Conference on Green Energy and Environmental Technology (GEET-19), held in Paris, France, from 22 to 26 July 2019.
This was the fifth of a series of annual academic conferences and was aimed to create an international forum for researchers and scientists from around the world to discuss new results regarding the soundest issues related to Water, Waste, Green Energy, and Environmental Technologies.
Over 200 participants from 39 different countries attended the WWEM-19 and GEET-19 conferences. Approximately 300 presentations were delivered, including 186 posters, 110 selected oral communications, and 5 plenary talks. Most presentations were based on high-quality original works covering a wide range of conference topics.
This special issue includes some of the selected papers presented in these conferences. The papers that successfully passed the reviewing process of the ESPR journal are now published in this WWEM-GEET-19 Special Issue. A relatively short number (about 10) of selected and interesting papers are here presented.
As a Guest Editor, I would like to express my cordial gratitude to all members of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, especially to the other two Guest Editors of this Special Issue, Prof. Dr Juan García Rodríguez and Prof. Dr Silvia Álvarez Torrellas from the University Complutense of Madrid.
Also, I would like to thank Technical Secretariat Mr J. L. Vizuete and of course, all the authors for their contributions, the invited speakers for their state-of-the-art plenary presentations, the reviewers for their comprehensive and timely reviewing of the papers, and our sponsors for their unconditional support.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the ESPR Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr Philippe Garrigues for the efforts in realizing this Special Issue and particularly to their valuable assistant Ms. Florence Delavaud. Without her invaluable help, this Special Issue would never have been possible.
I sincerely hope to see you all again at the next edition of these conferences, postponed due to the pandemic to July 2021 in Rome.
Thank you and best regards,
Prof. Dr Joaquín R. Domínguez
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Extremadura
Avda. Elvas, s/n, 06006, Badajoz, Spain, UE.
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Dominguez, J.R., García, J. & Alvarez, S. Water and waste remediation processes: an update. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-12510-y