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 Schwaerzel]

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

[Peter Saling, Hiro Kitada, Edeltraud Guenther]

3 Circular Water Management: Resource Recovery and Reuse Potentials more

[Tran Viet Nga, Serena Caucci, Peter Krebs]

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

[Martin Faulstich, Christina Dornack]

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

[Elke Pahl-Weber, Manfred Curbach]

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

[Ortwin Renn, Jochen Schanze]

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

[Julienne Roux, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Regine Ortlepp]

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

[Sasha Koo-Oshima, Jochen Schanze]

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

[Sonja Akter, Christian Ioja, Martina Artmann]

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

[Floor Brouwer, Serena Caucci]

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

[Stefan Bringezu, Georg Schiller]

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

[Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi, Markus Egermann]

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

[Henning Witts, Artem Korzhenevych]




eDNC2020 taking place in a virtual format proudly presents:

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 
3 - 5 Jun 2020 Virtual DNC2020
15 Oct 2019  Closing of Call for abstracts 
15 May 2020 Opening of Registration for virtual DNC2020
22 May 2020 (extended) Closing of poster files submitting
03 June 2020 Submitting questions for Q&A


United Nations University UNU-FLORES


Technische Universität Dresden
Leibnitz Institut für Ökologische Raumentwicklung