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 9. Business models for a circular economy in a sustainable society more
2. Sustainable Management of Soils: Linkages Between Organic Matter and Minerals more 10. Chances and Limitations of Circular Economy in a Resource Efficient Society more
3. Circular Water Management: Resource Recovery and Reuse Potentials more 11. Ecosystem Services informing the transition towards a Circular Economy more
4. Circular Economy for Building with Secondary Construction Materials to Minimise Resource use and Land use more 12. Financing the Transition towards Sustainable Resource Management and Circular Economy more
5. The Role of Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Water Management in a Circular Economy more 13. Systems’ concepts supporting sustainable economy concepts and nexus approaches more
6. Urban agriculture: a systemic approach for integrated natural resource management and socio-economic benefits more 14. Sustainability Assessment and Evaluation of Natural Resources use in a Circular Economy more
7. Implication of Urbanisation on Building Material induced Land, Soil, Water use and Waste in Urban Regions more 15. Science-Policy Interfacing for Managing a Natural Resource Nexus more
8. Economic Policy Instruments for a Transition towards a Circular Economy more 16. Circular economy and social inclusion: Participatory and Equitable Approaches for Sustainable Resource Management more


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).
Important Dates 
30 Sept 2019  Call for Abstracts closes
2 Nov 2019 Registration opens
19 Apr 2020 Registration closes
3 - 5 Jun 2020 DNC2020


United Nations University UNU-FLORES


Technische Universität Dresden
Leibnitz Institut für Ökologische Raumentwicklung