Sonja Bauer

Sonja Bauer
OTH Amberg-Weiden

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

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Introduction
Research interests: Land use planning and urban planning instruments (national and international); Sustainable urban development and water-reuse concepts for water-stressed regions; Site analyses of large-scale retail trade locations

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With regard to the water shortage in several regions of South East Asia, the paper focuses on the development of a sustainable Industrial WasteWater Management Concept with the focus on Reuse (brand name: IW2MC → R) to reduce water consumption from natural resources. The IW2MC → R includes the sustainable treatment of wastewater in Industrial Parks...
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Internationale Investoren müssen sich bei Ansiedlungsvorhaben mit unterschiedlichen Planungssystemen und den vielfältigen Möglichkeiten der Planungsinstrumente des jeweiligen Landes auseinandersetzen. In Deutschland ist für eine Realisierung von Vorhaben des großflächigen Einzelhandels in aller Regel die Aufstellung eines Bebauungsplanes erforderli...
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Bei der Neuansiedlung von Vorhaben möchten Investoren zügig und unkompliziert genau dort ein Planungsvorhaben realisieren, wo sie optimale Standortbedingungen vorfinden. Für viele Kommunen ist eine Neuansiedlung eines großen Unternehmens – wie bspw. eine Ansiedlung des Möbelriesen IKEA – aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen vorteilhaft, weshalb dem Investo...
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Water shortage is often a challenge for industrial park developments. To ensure a more sustainable water supply, the Industrial Wastewater Management Concept with a focus on Reuse (IW2MC→R) provides a strategy to meet the challenges. Main requirements to achieve water reuse fit for purpose are optimized wastewater treatment, an optimized sewer and...
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Given the impact of climate change, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure a secure water supply in order to enable sustainable spatial development. Water shortages, which are already noticeable in many regions of the world, are thus hindering rural, urban and industrial development. Nowadays, approximately half of the world’s population i...
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Lima is the second-largest capital of the world located in a desert and already faces water scarcity. Here, more than 30% of the population is supplied by only 2.2% of the national water resources. The urbanization process has an informal nature and occurs at a very accelerated rate. These new settlements lack water infrastructure and access to oth...
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Population growth and climate change has a huge impact on water availability. To ensure a secure water supply, water-reuse concepts and its implementation are gaining more and more importance. Additionally, water saving potentials to optimize the drinking and water reuse availability have to be considered. However, limited spatial planning opportun...
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Uckermark, a district of the state Brandenburg, Germany is situated in one of the driest regions of Germany. The district is known for its agricultural activities and natural resources. But in recent times the district is being prone to groundwater deficit due to the dryness of its climate. In this research initiative, a GIS and Remote Sensing base...
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Nutzerfreundlichkeit und die Häufigkeit der Nutzung urbaner Grünflächen. Dieser Beitrag zeigt auf, wie mit Open Data und Netzwerkanalysen die Erreichbarkeit von Grünflächen kartiert und analysiert werden kann. Aufgrund der kostenfreien Nutzung und weltweiten Verfügbarkeit von Open Data lässt sich diese kosteneffiziente Methode weltweit übertragen....
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Wasserknappheit, die aktuell durch den Klimawandel verschärft wird, stellt ländliche Gebiete insbesondere in ariden und semiariden Gegenden vor große Herausforderungen. Wasserressourcen sind oftmals begrenzt, werden aber insbesondere zur Bewässerung landwirtschaftlicher Flächen benötigt. Um den ländlichen Raum künftig zu stärken, ist die Wasserverf...
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Due to water scarcity, which is worsening due to climate change, rural areas often face the challenge of rural exoduses. Limited water resources restrict local farmers as the opportunities for cultivation in the fields are reduced. This makes rural areas increasingly unattractive. To strengthen rural areas, sustainable water management with a focus...
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Requirements for wastewater management and water-reuse concepts concerning sustainability are gaining greater importance, especially in times of climate change. Industrial park developments are often hindered due to water scarcity. Thus, nowadays, the reuse of wastewater is becoming more and more important to increase the availability of water and...
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New industrial and urban developments in water-scarce regions are often inhibited by their high demand for water from natural resources. In addition, there often is a lack of water for purposes that contribute to an improved quality of life, such as urban green spaces. Therefore, the integrated industrial-urban water reuse concept presents a strate...
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Water scarcity is a huge challenge for industrial and urban developments. As such developments are based on a secure water supply, strategies to ensure the required water quantities must be put into effect. In this context, sustain-ability is becoming an increasingly important factor due to the worsening of pollution and climate change. The integra...
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In times of climate change, there is more and more emphasis on reducing the use of water from natural resources. As industrial developments are often hindered in water-stressed regions due to their high water requirements, wastewater management concepts with water-reuse opportunities are becoming increasingly important. In particular, the wastewate...
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The review of the changes in urban planning of the past 25 years shows that they were particularly influenced by the German reunification and the issues of climate change, demographic change, and globalization of the economy. Because of the required urban restructuring the principles of land use planning were adapted and the planning and implementa...

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Given the impact of climate change, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure a secure water supply in order to enable sustainable spatial development. Water shortages, which are already noticeable in many regions of the world, are thus hindering rural, urban and industrial development. Nowadays, approximately half of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity, albeit temporarily. Climate change is serving to further aggravate this situation since periods of drought are becoming increasingly common. To enable a secure water supply, alternative water sources must be generated to tackle the challenge of water scarcity since ground and surface water sources are often overexploited. An important alternative resource is the reuse of treated wastewater. Nowadays, water reuse processes are rarely considered and implemented. In contrast to the storage and use of rainwater, treated wastewater is a valuable resource, as it is available daily and in calculable quantities. Certain wastewater treatment processes within wastewater treatment plants are required to produce the new resource “reused water”. The treatment processes depend on the quality of the wastewater inflow to the treatment plant since industrial and municipal wastewater flows are characterized, for example, by different concentrations. Moreover, water reuse methods must be developed in order to use the treated wastewater as efficiently as possible. Ideally, the reused water can be provided according to the "fit for purpose" principle and applied directly in areas such as irrigation, street cleaning, toilet flushing or make-up water for cooling systems. This Special Issue brings together new wastewater treatment technologies and emerging water reuse concepts to tackle the challenges of climate change with the aim of bringing the new resource “reused water” according to the “fit for purpose” principle to the subsequent user. This issue aims to draw on global experiences, approaches and solutions in the field of wastewater treatment and water reuse in rural, urban and industrial (park) areas. This allows a specific transferability to regions which have been subject to the long-term effects of climate change and/or those newly affected. We welcome contributions dealing with, but not limited to the following topics: Wastewater treatment: - Municipal wastewater treatment (aerobic/anaerobic treatment, membranes) - Industrial wastewater treatment (aerobic/anaerobic treatment, AOP, membranes) - New technologies (aerobic/anaerobic granula processes, innovative membrane systems, biofilter, etc.) - Dimensioning/planning and operation - Removal of micro-pollutants, antibiotic resistance, microplastics, etc. Water-Reuse: - Innovative water reuse concepts and technologies for sustainable development - Water reuse applications “fit for purpose” in urban, rural and industrial areas - Requirements and acceptance of reused water - Spatial planning aspects for water reuse concepts - Implementations, case studies and best practices For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/industrial_municipal