Managing Water, Soil and Waste Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Monitoring and Implementation of Integrated Resources Management

  • Stephan Hülsmann
  • Reza Ardakanian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Stephan Hülsmann, Reza Ardakanian
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ilje Pikaar, Silvio Matassa, Korneel Rabaey, Bronwyn Laycock, Nico Boon, Willy Verstraete
    Pages 35-69
  4. Junko Mochizuki, Piotr Magnuszewski, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
    Pages 93-124
  5. Mathew Kurian, Kent E. Portney, Gerhard Rappold, Bryce Hannibal, Solomon H. Gebrechorkos
    Pages 125-147

About this book


This book explores how integrated management of environmental resources via a Nexus Approach can help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It takes a process-oriented view on what should or needs to be done to implement a Nexus Approach and how this relates to SDGs.

After sketching the background and conceptual outline, contributions to the book explore key aspects of monitoring and implementation. Specifically, they:

  • focus on the importance of monitoring resource use and how to advance it at the international level to support SDG implementation,
  • exemplify the resources perspective on the nexus approach by exploring how to close the nitrogen cycle and stay within planetary boundaries,
  • elaborate on proven and emerging strategies for nexus implementation, highlighting means to enhance, monitor and analyse stakeholder participation,
  • explain how the horizontal and vertical nexus dimensions interact and can support SDG implementation.

The book sheds new light on key aspects of the interrelation between SDGs and the Nexus Approach and provides specific recommendations how to advance it.


Resource Monitoring Participatory Approaches Stakeholder Involvement Planetary Boundaries Sustainable Development Nexus Approach Implementation Managing the Nitrogen Cycle

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Hülsmann
    • 1
  • Reza Ardakanian
    • 2
  1. 1.UNU-FLORESDresdenGermany
  2. 2.UNU-FLORESDresdenGermany

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