Resources are essential for the sustainability of human society. The sustainable management of resources therefore is critical for addressing many societal challenges we are facing. Interdisciplinary approaches are required to develop solutions for sustainable resource management. The International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS) serves as a platform for researchers and practitioners around the world with diverse background and expertise to share the most recent ideas, outcomes, and practices on resource sustainability.
At icRS, we embrace interdisciplinarity, welcoming contributions from natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering. We define resource broadly, including physical resources, biological resources, and "negative" resources:
physical resources: metals, non-metallic minerals, energy, water, etc.
biological resources: food, forestry, land, ecological systems, etc.
"negative" resources: air emissions, water pollutants, solid waste
Specifically, icRS 2018 will include invited keynote speeches, plenary sessions, and post presentations on the following topics:
Efficiency and environmental impacts of resource utilization
Sustainable supply chain
Waste reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery
Environmental behavior for sustainable consumption
Resource and waste management
Emissions, effects and management of air pollutants and greenhouse gases
At icRS 2018, we will also present Best Paper Awards, Best Student Paper Awards, and Best Student Poster Awards. These awards will be judged by the Award Committee consists of a group of leading experts around the world.