"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban




Abstract deadline (archival) March 8, 2020
Reduced fee request March 1, 2020
Archival full paper March 15, 2020
Fees due - archival papers in Special Session March 19, 2020
Fees due - archival papers, reduced fee March 26, 2020
Fees due - membership waiver March 26, 2020
Visa requests and visa fee settlement April 16, 2020
Abstract deadline (conference) April 16, 2020
Full fee for conference papers in Special Session April 30, 2020
Full fee for conference papers June 2, 2020
Corporate fee deadline June 2, 2020
Conference full paper June 11, 2020
Draft online digital proceedings June 20, 2020
The Conference June 28 - July 2, 2020
Final online digital proceedings August 13, 2020
Submission of papers to special issues depending on the journal


Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.