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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

The 6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

The Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, to be held in 2011 for its 6th consecutive time, 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.
When 25 Sep, 2011 07:30 AM to
29 Sep, 2011 07:30 PM
Where Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Attendees scientists, stakeholders, SMEs
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The scope of the Conference will continue to successfully cover the following areas (with examples in parentheses, but not confined to these examples only):

  • Sustainability comparisons and measurements methodologies (metrics and indices, multi-criteria analysis, external costs, exergy analysis, footprint methods, emergy)
  • Sustainable development as a driver for innovation and employment
  • Green New Deal (energy and environment for jobs and regional development, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, trends and predictions, models and tools, rebound effects)
  • Decoupling growth from resources (potentials, models, costs and benefits, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, trends and predictions, models and tools, rebound effects, de-growth)
  • Water policy and the energy-water interaction (water management, wastewater management, water reuse, water pricing)
  • Environmental policy (waste management, wastewater management, climate change, air pollution policy, water pollution policy, land management, biomass management, social aspects, emission tax, cap and trade, cap and trade vs. pollution tax)
  • Agricultural policy (energy use in agriculture and food processing, food vs. biofuels, sustainability of biofuels production, sustainability of food subsidies, subsidies vs. free trade, new green revolution, R&D in agriculture, sustainability of GMO(Genetically Modified Organisms) vs. Terroir)
  • Social acceptance (reform, NIMBY, nuclear, wind, biofuels, hydrogen, hidden and special interests)
  • Sustainable tourism (energy systems, transport systems, water systems, environment systems, green hotels, certification, labelling proliferation)
  • Urbanism (urban planning, zoning, transport, modal shift, zero energy buildings and energy system planning, district heating, district cooling, Civitas, Concerto)
  • Water system analysis (models, tools and methodologies, surveys and results)
  • Life cycle assessment, Environmental impact assessment, Eco-design and Eco-labelling, Product cycle assessment
  • Renewable energy resources (forest and agricultural biomass, biofuels, second generation biofuels, biogas, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, wave and ocean, technical and economic potentials, barriers, cost and benefits)
  • Water resources (surface, ground, desalination, etc.)
  • Food and agriculture (energy and water use, environmental impact, financial mechanisms, subsidies, free trade, impact of biofuels, new green revolution, R&D, GMO, biogas, using renewables in agriculture, solar and wind energy in agriculture)
  • Carbon capture and storage/sequestration (oxy-fuel combustion, pre-combustion capture, post-combustion capture, CO2 transport, enhanced oil/gas recovery, enhanced coal bed methane recovery, chemical fixation, aquifer storage, bedrock storage, ocean storage, leakage)
  • Water treatment (methods, health issues, standards, grey water)
  • Water Desalination (distillation, reverse and forward osmosis, electrodialysis, energy recovery, discharge management)
  • Wastewater treatment (municipal, industrial, agricultural)
  • Waste treatment (composting, incineration, landfill, anaerobic digestion, gasification, mechanical biological treatment, mechanical heat treatment, plasma arc waste disposal, pyrolysis, recycling)
  • Pollution modelling (CFD models, air pollution spreading, water pollution spreading, combustion modelling)
  • Political aspects of sustainable development (long term planning, the role of political leaders and of voters, international conflict vs. sustainable development)

 

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