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Dresden Nexus Conference 2017
17-19 May 2017

Over 400 International Experts Discuss the Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources

From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development will be hosting the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017) in the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden. The approximately 400 participants will exchange views on projects and solutions for the sustainable management of environmental resources. The main speakers are renowned experts from international research institutions and world associations.

DNC2017 Conference News

News  |  , Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2017  |  , DNC2017 News  |  22 May 2017

DNC 2017 // It Comes Down to the People

Over 400 participants and a hundred more tuning in remotely from over 50 countries discussed how the sustainable use of environmental resources can be more successful by using linked approaches at the Dresden Nexus Conference...› more

News  |  , DNC2017 News  |  11 May 2017

Upcoming // Dresden Nexus Conference 2017: Over 400 International Experts Discuss the Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources

From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development will be hosting the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017) in...› more

DNC2017 Conference Newsletters

DNC2017 Conference Briefs  |  19 May 2017

DNC2017 Day 2 Summary // Sessions in a nutshell

Find here a short summary of all sessions of Thursday, 18 May 2017.› more

DNC2017 Conference Briefs  |  18 May 2017

DNC2017 Day 1 Summary // Sessions in a nutshell

Find here a short summary of all sessions of Wednesday, 17 May 2017.› more

DNC2017 Conference Briefs  |  18 May 2017

DNC2017 Daily Conference Summary // 425 Participants, 50 Countries – Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 Opens

The Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 (DNC2017) opened on a high note at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Germany today. UNU-FLORES, the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and...› more

DNC2017 Conference Position Papers

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  , Resource  |  , DNC2017 Position Papers  |  18 May 2017

DNC2017 // Bridging the Water and Food Gap: The Role of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Rabi H. Mohtar, Amjad T. Assi and Bassel T. Daher. This paper introduces a WEF Nexus approach based on a theory of holistic systems. It is a hierarchal approach that begins with localizing the food security issue by taking...› more

DNC2017 Conference Events

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  15 May 2017

Side Event DNC 2017 // Nexus Observatory meets Nexus Resource Platform

The launch event is a side event of the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017, 17 until 19 May 2017.› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Building-up monitoring and reporting on SDGs based on sub-national and national efforts

As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // A systematic approach to map SDG interactions for practical decision-making

The session will discuss new results of projects and activities (lead by ICSU, German Committee Future Earth, SDSN and Future Earth) developed together with the scientific community and debated with several key stakeholders. The...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // New and refined approaches supporting the implementation of a Nexus Approach

The need for and the (potential) benefits of implementing integrated resources management seems rather straightforward from a scientific perspective, but implementation remains challenging. Among the many aspects of this...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Knowledge management and transfer for adoption of a nexus approach and achieving SDGs

The complexity of the nexus and of the full range of SDGs poses challenges for science and implementation. A critical step is the effective knowledge transfer to/between involved stakeholders, which cannot be a uni-directional...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  27 Jan 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Monitoring and assessment of resource use in multi-functional land-use systems

Multifunctional land-use systems overcome the strict separation between specialised land-use types such as crop cultivation, livestock grazing and area designated for nature protection. The underlying idea is that one integrated...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  27 Jan 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Tools, data and Instruments for Management of Environmental Resources

As the Nexus Approach presents itself as an alternative to better manage resources, its realisation requires a holistic understanding of the interlinkage of all related environmental processes, while also taking into...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  27 Jan 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Water and Soil Related Ecosystem Services provided by Forests And Agroforestry Systems

Growing demands to feed more than 7 billion people and provide energy, water, wood and other services, under the threat of climate change, are among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The sustainable development goals...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  27 Jan 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Roles of Multifunctional Reservoirs in the SDG Agenda

Addressing water scarcity through the lens of climate change brings up the need for more water storage. Water reservoirs are celebrated as a clean and renewable source of energy and appropriate solution for increased food...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  27 Jan 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Resource Recovery and Reuse in Multifunctional Land-Use Systems

This session is focused on multifunctional land-use systems in dry areas of the world where freshwater scarcity, water quality deterioration, and land degradation may compromise the achievement of sustainable development goals,...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  27 Jan 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Wastewater Reuse in Nexus Perspective: Environmental, Economic, and Societal Opportunities

The seminar will explore the opportunities of using wastewater within multifunctional land-use systems for the production of food and energy crops. In this approach the wastewater is treated in a target-oriented manner to be used...› more

Event  |  , DNC2017 Events  |  20 Jul 2016

Dresden Nexus Conference // SDGs and Nexus Approach - Monitoring and Implementation

The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. Side by side, researchers and implementers (policy-...› more