The 14th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - SDEWES Conference, to be held in Dubrovnik in 2019, is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge-based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars.
Can engineering solutions mitigate climate change in time so that costs of adaptation are limited? How can we build low carbon energy systems? How can we integrate water, energy, transport, waste and food systems so that we decouple development from growing use of resources? What are the societal and economic challenges before implementing clearly beneficial engineering solutions? What is the role of sustainable cities and regions?
These and many other questions are being asked and answered by researchers participating in the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Conference), also known as Dubrovnik Conference, an event devoted to scientists, engineers, policy makers, students and other interested parties in the field of sustainable development. The first six SDEWES Conferences were held in Dubrovnik, later being also held in Ohrid, on a Mediterranean cruiser between Venice and Istanbul, Lisbon, Piran, Rio de Janeiro, Novi Sad, Palermo and every odd year again in Dubrovnik.
The scientific quality of the conferences is confirmed by the fact that leading international archival scientific journals, "Energy - The International Journal", "Applied Energy", "Journal of Cleaner Production", "Energy Conversion and Management", "Journal of Environmental Management", "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", "Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems" and others have in the past dedicated and published special issues for selected and reviewed papers from the conferences, and some intend to do that also for the next SDEWES conference. The past publications resulting from the Conferences can be found here.
For more information, please see the conference website.