The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) is a non-governmental and a non-profit organization. The SDEWES Centre was established after successful organization of four Dubrovnik Conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems with the purpose to provide a wider platform for communication and exchange of ideas between scientists and researchers that promotes multidisciplinary approaches to sustainability.
The main objectives and purpose of the establishment of the SDEWES Centre are organization of international SDEWES conference and development of unique research platform capable to form various international and multidisciplinary research and development innovation teams that will provide comprehensive R&D activities, assessment and consultation on the research subjects that represent the most important challenges of sustainable development. In its R&D and innovation activities international members, scientist and professionals from broad range of disciplines of sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems are engaged.
The SDEWES Centre promotes sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems through organization of courses, summer schools, public lectures, seminars and workshops and by providing professional opinion on important issues of sustainability.
SDEWES Centre engages specific R&D activities that address the problems common for the countries of the East and Southeast European and Mediterranean regions.
A new special issue of „Management of Environmental Quality“ dedicated to the the 8th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems has been published!
Out of top 5 downloaded Energy papers, 2 are from SDEWES special issues!
SDEWES Centre is a co-organizer of 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS2011) to be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, in July 4-7, 2011:
The SDEWES Centre has a temporary seat at the University of Zagreb.
The first Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems was organised by the University of Zagreb in cooperation with the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon) in 2002. The conference was partly financed by the European Commission. Since then, seven more successful conferences have been organized in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The SDEWES conferences, their side events and special sessions are becoming important events for the gathering of sustainability students, researchers and project leaders from the region and the entire World.
The two Dubrovnik Conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems in 2011 and 2013 altogether attracted together more than 2150 abstracts, 900 of which were accepted, and 942 participants from 62 countries have attended. Following this success, the SDEWES Conference became an annual event in 2012 when it was held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, while the last one was organised again in Dubrovnik in 2013.
SDEWES Centre has developed excellent cooperation with many leading journals and intitutions, which helps its members and the conference participants to publish their excellent research results.
In 2014 the Conference took place at the sea, on a cruise from Venice to Istanbul, continuing the success of the previous conferences. The other conference in 2014, the 1st South East Europe Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (1st SEE SDEWES Conference) was held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.
The next SDEWES2015 Conference will be held again in Dubrovnik in September 2015.