Increasing regional innovation capacities for
resources efficiency and integrated waste management through cooperation, research and technological development
4-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
The 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
The 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, to be held in Lisbon in 2016, 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. One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life supporting systems, using waste from one, as resource in other, and in exact moment when it is beneficial to all, integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, industry, forestry and agriculture systems. Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has at the beginning of the 21st century become a significant venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas.