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Sustainable resource management

The term sustainable resource management refers to developing and implementing methods and solutions for using and protecting resources such as water, energy and raw materials as well as waste and wastewater.

The demand for raw materials and energy is increasing worldwide and causing a shortage and increase in the price of raw materials since the sources remain insufficiently renewable. The advancing pollution of soil, air and water resources with harmful emissions is also threatening sustainable development.

The "Sustainable resource management" working group deals with analysing and overcoming challenges like these. It helps develop environmentally and socially compatible resource and waste management methods, encourages the sustainable use of water resources thanks to comprehensive water and drainage basin management, and devises strategies to avoid waste streams or to recycle their substances and energy using cleaner production (CP) and industrial symbiosis (IS) approaches. Our work with Swiss and foreign partners as part of national and international cooperations plays a key role here.

Our research topics

  • Cleaner production and industrial symbiosis
  • Resource and waste management
  • Water and drainage basin management
  • International cooperation
  • Development and use of decision-making tools

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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