Conference abstracts submission deadline has been extended until April 15th, 2016.
"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
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
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The Conference venue Grand Hotel Bernardin is located in the St. Bernardin Resort halfway between cities Piran and Portorož:

The St. Bernardin Resort also includes a shopping mall, cultural attractions and a number of restaurants. Local bus transportation to Piran is free, from the local bus station in Fornače, about 200 m from Grand Hotel Bernardin. You can see more information on cities Piran and Portorož at

For local transportation you can also use a taxi, which you can call from the hotel reception or from one of the local providers, such as Taxi Piran, Tel: 00386 31 730 700,

The venue address:
Grand Hotel Bernardin
Obala 2
6320 Portorož

Conference venue:
Grand Hotel Bernardin


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.