General
CE Indicators
by Jos Frijns

There is need for specific methods to measure the performance of circular economy activities, as ‘linear’ approaches such as lifecycle analysis are not fit for a circular assessment. Moraga et al (2019) propose a framework to classify indicators according to CE strategies (what) and measurement scopes (how). “CE strategies can be grouped according to their attempt to preserve functions, products,...

Resource efficiency
Submit research papers about water reuse within a circular economy context
by Kees Roest PhD BSc

The International Water Resources Association and the UNESCO International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management ask for research papers about water reuse within a circular economy context for the ‘GWSI Paper Series’ on Water Security and Sustainable Development Goals. Researchers from international organisations, government agencies, research institutions, non-profit institutions, and the private sector are welcome to send their paper…...

Resource efficiency
What will be on your plate in 2050?
What will be on your plate in 2050?
by Frank Oesterholt MSc

As the world population will increase to over nine billion in 2050, the supply of sufficient food, energy and water presents huge challenges worldwide. There is no obvious universal solution. What we need are local, situation-oriented tailored solutions, partly based on creative, cross-sectoral thinking. In the first instance, this approach calls for a precise picture of the relevant raw material...

Water & energy
Water & Energy: an intensifying interdependence
by NextGen

NextGen spoke to a number of thought leaders and innovators at Water Innovation Europe 2019 about the circular economy and intricacies of the water-energy nexus. A keynote speaker was Molly A. Walton: Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA). We caught up with her for a quick interview after a data packed presentation and here’s what she had to…...

Water & energy
Connecting climate change, sustainability & water use: Interview with Ian barker
by NextGen

NextGen spoke to a number of thought leaders and innovators at Water Innovation Europe 2019 about the circular economy and intricacies of the water-energy nexus. One of the keynote speakers was Ian Barker, Managing Director Water Policy International Ltd; Visiting Professor Exeter University; Vice-President Environment at Institute of Water; and Expert Advisor to OECD. We caught him for a quick…...