Applying the urban metabolism framework to understand urban water systems in data poor locations. The case of Palomino, Colombia

Natalia Uribe Calvo

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

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and in Environmental Engineering from Los Andes University in Bogotá D.C., Colombia with a Master's Degree in Industrial Ecology from Leiden University and Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Currently living in Bogotá D.C., her work experience and research focus is on integrated solutions for a sustainable built environment; as well as planning and management of sustainable construction projects. Interest in community work, social change, and education.   


This research is an attempt to contribute to the understanding of urban water systems through the use of the urban metabolism (UM) framework. By developing steady-state models with STAN, a software used for material flow... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Natalia Uribe Calvo (Leiden University - Faculty of Science - Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML))

Topic Areas

• Industrial ecology in developing countries , • Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Decision support methods and tools


TS-22 » Urban Metabolism case studies (15:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room G)

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