Special Issue "Sustainable Development of Water, Energy, and Environment Systems"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (3 May 2023) | Viewed by 5518
Interests: water resource management; environmental health; water; sanitation hygiene (WASH); indigenous communities; systems thinking; digital transformation; water sciences and policy
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2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
Interests: systems dynamics modelling; operations research; natural resource management; decision support systems; water resources engineering; geospatial information systems
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Ever since 2002, when the first Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) was held in Dubrovnik, the SDEWES Conference series has been providing a worldwide forum for scientists and those interested in sustainability to share the state of the art, future directions and priorities in this field. SDEWES is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies, and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from the use of natural resources and by transitioning to a knowledge-based economy.
Considering all the economic, environmental, and social pillars of sustainable development, one of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiency by integrating various life-supporting systems, using excess from one as a resource in another in the correct moment. Integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems will be pivotal towards sustainable development. To make efficiency improvements happen, political aspects of sustainable development need to be considered as well, thus implying the need for taking account of, among other things, the Sustainable Development Goals, resource and political security, long-term planning, the role of political leaders and voters, energy democracy, and community and citizen participation in the energy transition.
SDEWES has maintained high publishing standards, with more than 2500 research articles published in leading journals. In 2022, the SDEWES Conference series (https://www.paphos2022.sdewes.org/) involved a number of scientific conferences: (1) the 5th South-East European (Vlorë, Albania), (2) the 3rd Latin American (São Paulo, Brazil) and, (3) the 17th SDEWES Conference (Paphos, Cyprus). These conferences contained over 700 contributions and 20 special sessions. MDPI’s Water journal is pleased to support SDEWES by launching a Special Issue dedicated to the 2022 17th SDEWES Conferences. This SI seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers in a wide range of areas to originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas. Water also offers a perfect platform for the interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex systems.
Dr. Cara Beal
Dr. Oz Sahin
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- water management
- sustainability comparisons and measurements
- green economy and better governance
- climate resilient water systems
- environmental policy and management
- transformative water governance
- water and wastewater treatment
- water–energy nexus
- energy and water efficiency
- water demand management
- water systems in rural, regional, and island communities