World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. M.A. Dorgham
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 1.3 (2022)
WRSTSD addresses issues central to the global efforts to implement the United Nations' "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs), acting in the nexus between sustainability, science and technology, helping deliver the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. Its unique focus on the transformative potential of science and technology as they relate to sustainable development means it can document and promote scholarly research as well as innovative policy options and the benefits of innovation in sustainable development to both industrialised and developing nations.
Topics covered include
- UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Science, technology management, technical change
- Technology and sustainable development
- Best practice in the promotion of sustainable technologies
- Industry and sustainable development
- Sustainable development policies
- Green economies and green growth
- Eco-efficiency and cleaner production
- Water and development
- Sustainable energy use and renewable energy methods
- Environmental health
- Innovation and sustainable development
The objective of WRSTSD is to improve and enhance the literature on these issues in the developing world and the rest of the world. It will therefore benefit a wide range of institutions, including universities, research centres, governmental departments etc in developing and developed countries.
WRSTSD provides thousands of professionals, researchers and policymakers with the best available scientific evidence when contributing to better technological and economical development for all within the populations they serve. It therefore helps in reducing the gap and access to information between rich and poor countries.
WRSTSD publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Science, Technology and Sustainable Development will occasionally be published.
WRSTSD is indexed in:
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- Business Economics and Theory Collection (Gale)
- CAB Abstracts - Agriculture and International Development Indexes
- CAB Animal Sciences
- CAB Abstracts - Environmental Sciences Indexes
- CAB Abstracts - Human Sciences Abstracts
- CAB Abstracts - Plant Sciences Abstracts
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- EconLit (American Economic Association)
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- OneFile Business (Gale)
- General OneFile (Gale)
- CAB Global Health
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace
WRSTSD is listed in:
- National Agency for Evaluation of the University and Research System (ANVUR)
- Australian Business Deans Council Journal Rankings List
Editor in Chief
- Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK
- Cerulli, Giovanni, CNR-IRCrES, Institute for Research on Sustainable Economic Growth, Italy
Editorial Board Members
- Adeli, Hojjat, Ohio State University, USA
- Alam, G. M. Monirul, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) and University of Southern Queensland, Bangladesh
- Ananthaswamy, V., The Madura College (Autonomous), India
- Barresi, Paul A., Southern New Hampshire University, USA
- Blersch, David, University at Buffalo, USA
- Borumand Saeid, Arsham, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
- Ciani, Adriano, University of Perugia, Italy
- DiBerardinis, Louis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Farber, David J., Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Grin, John, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Grunwald, Armin, Research Center Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany
- Guglielmetti Mugion, Roberta, Università Studi Roma Tre, Italy
- Isaacs, Andrew M., University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Kamel, Sherif, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
- Khan, Nadeem, University of Reading, UK
- Klusacek, Karel, Academy of Sciences CR, Czech Republic
- Low, Pak Sum, Xiamen University, Malaysia
- Meyer, Patrick E., Meyer Energy Research Consulting, USA
- Pietrobelli, Carlo, University Roma Tre, Italy
- Potì, Bianca Maria, CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
- Renn, Ortwin, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany
- Rhoades, Dawna L., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
- Riskowski, Gary, Texas A&M University, USA
- Solomon, Barry, Michigan Technological University, USA
- Wei, Yi-Ming, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
- Zhang, Xiaoning, South China University of Technology, China
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Here comes the flood
7 August, 2023
The increasing frequency and intensity of flooding events worldwide due to climate change have drawn attention to the pressing issue of flood risk management. The loss of life can be devastating, particularly in less developed and more vulnerable parts of the world. In developed countries, the response is likely to save lives but sees a greater economic loss because of the damage to expansive and advanced infrastructure. That said, even in the developed world there is a big difference between the impact on low-income and affluent areas within the same regions. Research in the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, has focused on two disparate regions of London: the low-income and ethnically diverse Newham and the more affluent Hammersmith. The study reveals that Newham has a much lower level of resiliency compared with Hammersmith in terms of flood risk, despite both being equally in the Thames flood plain. The researchers, Arzoo Hassan and Cody Morris Paris of Middlesex University Dubai in the United Arab Emirates point out that it might be argued that floods are not a wholly natural phenomenon given that they are almost always associated with the structures of roads and building in an at-risk area. Moreover, they are socially constructed disasters because those worst affected are usually the most vulnerable communities [...]More details...