Sustainable design of the water-energy-waste nexus in new settlements: the case of Curauma

Witold-Roger Poganietz

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)

Head of the Research Area "Energy" at the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, which is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Research focus is currently on Energy-Water-Nexus in the Urban Context and Municipal Waste Management Systems combining methods like Material Flow and Stock Analysis, LCA, LCC, stakeholder involvment and sustainable assessment. 


Traditional urban waste water collecting and treatment systems generally fulfill the main purposes of such systems quite well, i.e. keeping living areas dry and removing of waste substances and pathogens from settlements. But... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Witold-Roger Poganietz (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT))
  2. Helmut Lehn (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT))

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials,


WS-19 » Defining The Water - Energy - Waste Nexus (15:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room D)

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