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Organiser: International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
The 17th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (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 a transition to a knowledge-based economy. All taking into account the economic, environmental and social pillars of sustainable development.
The Special Session ‘Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture’ will be chaired by Dr Serena Caucci (UNU-FLORES), Prof. Ioannis Ieropoulos (University of Southampton) and Dr Kourosh Behzadian (University of West London).
The Special Session will promote the Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture (SUWA), point out to the importance of realizing the potential for wastewater as a source of water, nutrients, and energy. Hence, by applying a ‘nexus’ approach, project partners will utilise their interdisciplinary expertise to demonstrate the value of wastewater and highlight the interdependence of water, energy and food security and potential for enhancing their combined significance in Iran and Tunisia as case studies.
One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life-supporting systems, using excess from one, as 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.
Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has become a significant venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas.