Special issue dedicated to the 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Publication date: 8 April 2014

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Duic, N. (2014), "Special issue dedicated to the 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 25 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-02-2014-0017

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Special issue dedicated to the 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

Article Type: Guest editorial From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 25, Issue 3

The international journal Management of Environmental Quality continues its cooperation with the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), this time launching its special issue dedicated to the eighth one, held in September 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The event was organized by University of Zagreb and Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon in cooperation with the University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik; Aalborg University, Aalborg; Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble; Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Cologne; University of Pannonia, Veszprem; Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje; Delft University of Technology, Delft; Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade; Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana and the Industrial University of Santander, in Spain.

The SDEWES conference serves as a venue for world-wide scientists and specialists and those interested in learning about the sustainability of development to present research progress and to discuss the state of the art, the future directions and priorities in the various areas of sustainable development. It 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, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding energy, transport, water, environment and food production systems and their many combinations.

Coming back to Dubrovnik, the eighth SDEWES Conference peaked its success, attracting authors from 63 countries with 554 presented papers at 61 regular sessions, ten special sessions and five poster sessions, seven invited lectures and two panels.

This special issue includes a set of selected SDEWES papers which cover a variety of issues, including case studies of environmental and energy policies and programs at local level, advanced methodologies for environmental management and for assessment of rivers’ quality, best practices for building sustainable greenhouse gases inventory system, as well as a number of energy-related topics like uncertainties for bioenergy applications and energy efficiency programs at university level. The guest editors do believe that these papers would make considerable contribution to the knowledge body published in the international journal Management of Environmental Quality and would be of interest for its readers.

Natasa Markovska
Research Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia

Neven Duic
Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, University of Zagreb, Zargreb, Croatia