This unique book presents for the first time the current status of the Danube river delta on the border of Romania and Ukraine, the challenges facing it, and proposed strategies to solve it. One of the biggest challenges is the human effects on the Danube delta environment and its lakes that work as sinks for natural and anthropogenic environmental changes, the water management and water flow variability and under climatic conditions including the extreme temperature and precipitation events based on RCMs output and the impact of sedimentation processes on the evolution of the Danube delta. The book also contains the impact of wind and solar energy on the delta.
The book also presents the integrated approach for sustainable development of the delta including the structural dynamics of the local economy, the role of tourism activities, integrated waste management in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, demographic dynamics in the delta, and the population health state. Also, a unique chapter on the opportunities for content exploitation as language learning experiences is applied to the Danube delta.
The book will be of great scientific interest to help the graduate students, researchers, stakeholder professional engineers, policy planners, and policymakers of three countries to implement their sustainable development plan.
Prof. Dr Abdelazim Negm is a Professor of Hydraulics (and Water Resources) at the Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt, since 2004. He got his PhD in 1992 from Zagazig University (ZU), and his M.Sc. from Ain shams University in the year 1990. He was the vice dean of the Faculty of Engineering of ZU from 12/2008 to 12/2011 and was the head of the Environmental Engineering Dept. at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt, from October 2013 to March 2016. He participated in several international projects since 2006 until now. He published more than 400 papers in national and international journals and conferences and contributed in more than 50 chapters. Some of his papers were awarded prizes for the best papers. He is the editor of 12 volumes of the Springer Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Series (HEC Series) from 2017 to 2019 and 15 volumes in other series. He is a member of the scientific committee of several international conferences and a member of the organizing committee of others and participated in more than 90 conferences as well. He delivered several keynote talks at international conferences. He is a reviewer of more than 40 international scientific journals that are indexed in Scopus and WoS. He was Editor-in-Chief of EIJEST during the period of 2017–2020, Editor of the EMJEI, which is published by Springer, and Editor of Scientific African Journal, which is published by Elsevier. Also, he is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. Moreover, he is a member of the editorial board of the famous Springer Series titled Handbook of Environmental Chemistry since 2019 and the head of the permanent scientific committee on Water Resources (committee no. 115), the supreme council of Egyptian Universities, Egypt. He is listed in the most famous and prestigious directories in the world including the American Biographical Institute (ABI), Inc, USA, Marquis Who's Who in the World, 27th Ed., 2010, USA, until now and in IBC's 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, since 2011 until the present. He was nominated for various awards by both ABI and IBC during the period of 2011–2012.
Dr Daniel Constantin Diaconu is currently an Assistant Professor of Hydrology at the Faculty of Geography at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from the Faculty of Geography in Bucharest (1997) and from the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest (2001) and in 2005 obtained a doctorate from the Romanian Academy. Since 2017 he coordinates doctorates in the field of hydrology, working at the Interdisciplinary School of Doctoral Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has a close collaboration with the application field, working as a hydrology expert within the National Society of Mineral Waters, Buzau Ialomita Water Administration or within the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests. He is a member of both the Center for Integrated Analysis and Territorial Management (CAIMT) and Brilliant Solutions Engineering & Consulting (BRiS) research centres as well as collaborating with several international researchers. He has 37 publications indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, 29 books at national publishing houses, participation in 5 chapters and a book as a co-author at international publishing houses. He is in his first collaboration as a co-editor of an international volume, benefiting from the experience and coordination of Prof. Dr Abdelazim Negm.