Mineral-water-energy nexus: implications of localized production and consumption for industrial ecology

Damien Giurco

University of Technology Sydney

Associate Professor Damien Giurco is Director (Research Outcomes) at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Currently he is researching new business models to deliver value from recycling metals in the circular economy. This work is part of the Wealth from Waste Cluster, a research collaboration between CSIRO, UTS, University of Queensland, Swinburne, Monash and Yale. His latest publication is "Resource Productivity and Innovation: opportunities for Australia in the circular economy".


Urban and remote areas are increasingly using decentralised systems for renewable energy production and storage, as well as for water harvesting and recycling and to a lesser extent for product manufacture via 3D printing.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ben Mclellan (Kyoto University)
  2. Damien Giurco (University of Technology Sydney)
  3. Glen Corder (University of Queensland)
  4. Artem Golev (University of Queensland)
  5. Yusuke Kishita (Osaka University)
  6. Nick Florin (University of Technology Sydney)
  7. Samantha Sharpe (University of Technology Sydney)

Topic Area

5e. Circular Economy and Industrial ecology


B1 » Circular Economy and Industrial Ecology (13:45 - Friday, 10th July, Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre D2.193)



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