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On behalf of the organizing committee of the 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems scheduled for September 22 – 27, 2013 it is our honour and pleasure to invite you to participate in a special technical session of invited papers within the Special Session Integration of energy and water in future energy systems in dry climates.

Renewables are becoming viable energy sources and will continue to grow in countries that do not have abundant fossil fuel sources until its intermittency limits the growth. Water systems in dry climates are energy intensive, either because water has to be pumped from afar or it has to be desalinated. Water and energy demand are growing quickly. Integrating water and energy systems could help to significantly increase the penetration of intermittent renewables thereby improving the energy security of supply of countries in dry climates. The session will address issues of integration of energy and water systems, flexible operation of pumps and desalination units, water storage, integration of desalination and pumped hydro storage systems. In addition in some countries, integration of low-quality energy sources such as oil shale will compete with renewable energy sources to meet immediate growing demand for energy.

The session organisers are:
Prof. Amer Ababneh, Hashemite University of Jordan
Prof. Mousa Mohsen, American University of Ras al Khaimah
Prof. Poul Alberg Ostergaard, Aalborg University
Prof. Neven Duic, University of Zagreb

We hope you will accept the invitation. Please submit your abstract via web interface (http://www.dubrovnik2013.sdewes.org/registration) by February 15, 2013. Be sure to enter the following code when asked during the abstract submission (Session invitation code): sdws13ewdc

For the deadlines for submitting the full paper please visit:

http://http://www.dubrovnik2013.sdewes.org/dates.php

As an invited paper, we would recommend it for publication consideration in the international journals associated with this conference: http://www.sdewes.org/journals.php, but in order to be invited the full paper will have to pass the review and you will have to observe the dates for archival papers.

The financial objective of the conference is to break-even and as such the organizers regretfully cannot offer you any reduction in the registration fees. We trust that you will understand the situation and that this will not deter you from participating in the technical session. For more detailed information on the conference please consult the website stated below.

Yours sincerely

Prof. Amer Ababneh, Hashemite University of Jordan
Prof. Mousa Mohsen, American University of Ras al Khaimah
Prof. Poul Alberg Ostergaard, Aalborg University
Prof. Neven Duic, University of Zagreb