CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Development of indicators for performance assessment of blue-green infrastructures
(Corresponding) Kretschmer F., Prenner F., Ertl T., Pucher B.
Sustainable water resources management with nature-based solutions
The application of blue-green infrastructures in urban areas incorporate various benefits and is thus widely accepted today. However, while aspects of planning and construction are well approved, operation and maintenance are still lacking broad attention. To contribute to the progress in the field...Read more
nature-based solutions, operation and maintenance, stormwater management, EN 752
Sustainable Smart Agriculture: Plant disease detection with deep learning techniques in cotton cultivation
(Corresponding) Kounani A., Lavazos N., Tsimpiris A., Varsamis D.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS
To meet the needs of an ever-growing global population, the agricultural sector has the responsibility of increasing production, managing diseases and pests that attack crops, and implementing sustainable practices. Deep learning techniques used in sustainable smart agriculture have proven...Read more
Smoothie Drinks as a Possible Source of Resistant and Biofilm-forming Bacteria
(Corresponding) Šilha D., Syrová P., Syrová L., Janečková J.
Smoothie drinks are currently very popular drinks sold, especially in fast food establishments. However, smoothies are a significant source of microorganisms with a high level of antibiotic resistance. The study aimed to evaluate the microbiological quality of smoothies purchased in Eastern Bohemia...Read more
Multi-scale high-resolution atmospheric emission inventory for the transport sector
(Corresponding) Lopes D., Augusto B., Rafael S., Graça D., Rosa M., Relvas H., Ferreira J., Reis J., Lopes M.
This study aims to develop a multi-scale atmospheric emission inventory for the transport sector with high spatial and temporal resolution using Portugal as a case study. For that, a combination of the traditional method of emissions calculation with an innovative way to gather and process data (...Read more
Big data, critical air pollutants, road transport; railways; aviation; air quality modelling
Social Acceptability of Offshore Wind Projects in Greece: Citizen Perspectives on Challenging Issues of Site-Selection Problem
(Corresponding) Spyridonidou S., Vagiona D.
Renewable energy sources
Lack of social acceptance remains a major constraint towards offshore wind project (OWP) deployment. The incorporation of local population perspectives and concerns into the site-selection process of OWPs can assist to overcome the respective barriers. In this work, an appropriately designed...Read more
citizen participation, offshore wind, social acceptability, site-selection, GIS
Selective adsorption of multi-dye ions by Citrus Peel: Characterization, Performance, Regeneration
Şimşek İ., Bahadır T., (Corresponding) Çelebi H., Tulun Ş.
The irrefutable harmful components of wastewater originating from the textile industry are dyes. For this reason, it is accepted as an important environmental and health problem. A large number of natural adsorbents have been used for the efficient removal of industry-sourced dyes. In this study,...Read more
Environmental and economic assessment integrated into laboratory-based scenario development for the valorization of dredged sediment
(Corresponding) Soleimani T., Hayek M., Junqua G., Salgues M., Souche J.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND BIOECONOMY
This study discusses the potential environmental and economic benefits of dredged sediment valorization in concrete in the framework of the circular economy. The goal is to find a sustainable way to use the sediment in concrete while maintaining its strength and not compromising the economy or...Read more
life cycle assessment, dredged sediment, valorization, concrete
Paleolimnological approach infers past environmental changes archived in lake sediments of Bukit Merah Reservoir, Malaysia.
Akogwu S., (Corresponding) Wan Maznah W., McGowan S., Luki S., Fielding J.
Ecological effects of environmental change
Human activities in the watershed of Bukit Merah Reservoir, have significantly increased, placing unprecedented pressure on this important system. However, long-term records of the ecological effects are scarce. Thus, this research aims to examine the impact of human-induced environmental change on...Read more
Paleolimnology, sediment core, diatom, geochemical, human impact
The Carbon Footprint of International Tourism in the European Union
(Corresponding) Markaki M., Papadakis S.
Environmental impacts of tourism and sustainable tourism development
In recent years, international tourism has emerged as an activity with a high contribution to carbon emissions. Calculating the carbon footprint of tourism is the first step towards achieving low-carbon tourism development, mainly if it includes a detailed assessment of the carbon footprint by...Read more
Carbon Footprint, International Tourism, EU27, Input-Output Analysis
Ethical considerations of participatory modelling in the context of sustainable development
(Corresponding) Amorocho-Daza H., van der Zaag P., Susnik J.
Sustainability & the SDGs
Sustainable development deals with grand challenges related to human well-being and environmental sustainability. Assessing sustainability initiatives goes beyond technical solutions and requires the engagement and deliberation of multiple stakeholders. Participatory modelling is a promising...Read more
ethics, participatory modelling, simulation, sustainable development, human rights