9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

September 20 - 27, 2014, Venice-Istanbul
The local organizing committee wishes to thank all participants for a very successfull conference!

You can find some of the images in the gallery. Additionally, you can download plenary lectures' presentations as well as all the presentations from the panels.

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N1. Surname1, N2. Surname2, other authors, Title, Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES2014.nnnn, 1-m (2014)
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Panel organizer and moderator:
Prof. Neven Duić

Panel: Sustainability of energy, water and environment systems of cruisers

The 9th Conference is being held on a cruiser, a beautiful example of a complex integrated energy, water, environment, food, transport system. There is a perception that cruisers are not sustainable, and there are certainly many things that could be improved by the research of our participants, but are cruisers really so unsustainable? Cruisers use as much fuel as 5000 cars doing the same distance (http://goo.gl/maps/JaKnO), slightly more than jet planes (4.8 l/100 passenger km at 80% load), but they will deliver not only transport, but also accommodation, catering and entertainment to its 4000 passengers and jobs to its 1400 staff. The panel will discuss these issues. What is more sustainable, all in one, or travelling by car doing the same trip, staying in local hotels, eating in local restaurants? Also, how cruiser and shipping in general can be made more sustainable?

  • Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Travel: Cruise or Car?
    Lidija Čuček*, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš

Presentations from the panel: