Assessing uncertainty in material flow analysis to support sanitation planning in the global south – the case of Maputo, Mozambique

Mingming Hu

Leiden University - Faculty of Science - Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Dr. Mingming Hu (Female) is a senior-researcher in the Department of Industrial Ecology at CML Leiden University. Her work focuses on regional metabolism, particularly related to construction and sustainable urban development. She obtained her PhD degree from CML for the thesis entitled “Dynamic material flow analysis to support sustainable built environment development”. Her current research covers sustainability analysis of concrete recycling, demolition waste management, eco-industrial park development, BIM supported sustainable construction and urban sanitation development. Also, Mingming holds an associate professor position in Chongqing University. There she gives course on Sustainable Construction and guiding research on the application of IE tools for sustainable construction.


Material flow Analysis (MFA) can serve as a decision support tool for sanitation planning, since it offers a comprehensive and analytical account of water and nutrients within a defined region. MFA is very data-intensive and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Iana Salim (Leiden University / Delft University of Technology)
  2. Mingming Hu (Leiden University - Faculty of Science - Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML))
  3. André Marques Arsénio (Delft University of Technology)
  4. Nelson Pedro Matsinhe (Eduardo Mondlane University)
  5. Ruth Scheidegger (Eawag)
  6. Luuk Rietveld (Delft University of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints


ThS-19 » LCA and Uncertainty (13:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room D)

Presentation Files

The presenter has not uploaded any presentation files.