Session Topics

Contributions to DNC2020 should be assigned to one or two of the sessions topics listed below. The conference orientates on agro-systems, urban agriculture, water cycle and green infrastructure, urban systems and building material, mining and landfill sites, ecosystem services, assessment tools, economic instruments, business models, financing, management, participatory and equitable approaches, and system concepts supporting nexus approaches. Contribution should make reference to the nexus waste, water, soil, land-use. Contributions from policy, business or research (from disciplinary research via interdisciplinary approachses to transdisciplinary case studies) are welcome.

1. Circular Economies in Agri-Food Systems at different levels more

[Bruno Gerard, Santiago Lopez-Ridaura, M.L. Jat, Kai Schwärzel]

9. Business models for a circular economy in a sustainable society more

[Peter Saling, Hiro Kitada, Edeltraud Günther]

2. Sustainable Management of Soils: Linkages Between Organic Matter and Minerals more

[Bruno Glaser, Karl-Heinz Feger, Karsten Kalbitz]

10. Chances and Limitations of Circular Economy in a Resource Efficient Society more

[Martin Faulstich, Christina Dornack]

3. Circular Water Management: Resource Recovery and Reuse Potentials more

[Tran Viet Nga, Serena Caucci, Peter Krebs]

11. Ecosystem Services informing the transition towards a Circular Economy more

[Marianne Thomsen, Nina Hagemann, Marta Sylla, Irene Ring]

4. Circular Economy for Building with Secondary Construction Materials to Minimise Resource use and Land use more

[Uwe Müller, Elke Pahl-Weber, Manfred Curbach]

12. Financing the Transition towards Sustainable Resource Management and Circular Economy more

[Ken Webster, Michael Krieg]

5. The Role of Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Water Management in a Circular Economy more

[Julienne Roux, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Regine Ortlepp]

13. Systems’ concepts supporting sustainable economy concepts and nexus approaches more

[Ortwin Renn, Jochen Schanze]

6. Urban agriculture: a systemic approach for integrated natural resource management and socio-economic benefits more

[Sonja Akter, Christian Ioja, Martina Artmann]

14. Sustainability Assessment and Evaluation of Natural Resources use in a Circular Economy more

[Sasha Koo-Oshima, Dominik Möst, Jochen Schanze]

7. Implication of Urbanisation on Building Material induced Land, Soil, Water use and Waste in Urban Regions more

[Stefan Bringezu, Georg Schiller]

15. Science-Policy Interfacing for Managing a Natural Resource Nexus more

[Floor Brouwer, Serena Caucci]

8. Economic Policy Instruments for a Transition towards a Circular Economy more

[Henning Witts, Artem Korzhenevych]

16. Circular economy and social inclusion: Participatory and Equitable Approaches for Sustainable Resource Management more

[Ivo Matser, Anna Görner]


The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) series is dedicated to advancing a Nexus Approach to natural resource management. DNC is organised by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER).

Call for Abstracts is now closed

DNC2020 Topic & Dates Announced!

Important Dates 
15 Oct 2019  Call for Abstracts closed
Dec 2019 Registration opens
15 Mar 2020 Early-bird registration ends
3 May 2020 Registration closes
3 - 5 Jun 2020 DNC2020


United Nations University UNU-FLORES


Technische Universität Dresden
Leibnitz Institut für Ökologische Raumentwicklung