The UNU Institute for the Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) will co-organise the biennial Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC 2017) from 17–19 May 2017, in partnership with the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development.
The conference, organised under the theme “SDGs and the Nexus Approach: Monitoring and Implementation” is a platform to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management that emphasises the interrelatedness of soil, water and waste and the cycle of research to policy implementation. Researchers and implementers from universities, national and international organisations, UN entities, ministries and governmental agencies, as well as stakeholders from the private sector and civil society, will discuss current research and initiatives applying the Nexus Approach and the benefits for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will offer a variety of traditional and new session styles in a schedule that ensures a harmonised discussion and synthesis of the daily content — through keynote speeches and plenary session case study discussions. Simultaneously, the schedule will offer multiple opportunities for in-depth discussions during parallel sessions, poster sessions and a roundtable discussion.
Session topics will include:
For more information and regular conference updates, visit the DNC 2017 website.