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ICOSSE '11 - 2nd International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering

The purpose of the Congress is to provide a common platform for practitioners of various physical and ecological sciences, engineering fields, economics, and social sciences to exchange emerging ideas about ways and means of protecting the environment and its resources so that humans can achieve sustained economic growth and societal benefits through generations.

The focus of this Congress is managing natural resources sustainability from a systems perspective using scientific and engineering innovations.

Conference Topics

  • Plenary session on industrial sustainability pathways and programs by invited industry leaders
  • Sustainability practice in industry:
    • Sustainable natural resource management
    • Sustainable manufacturing
    • Green chemistry and engineering for products and processes
    • Sustainable materials and product design
    • Product life cycle assessment
    • Re-use, recycle, and re-manufacturing strategies
  • Sustainable value/supply chains
  • Sustainable built environments
  • Infrastructure for energy and resource utilization efficiency
  • Technology for water sustainability and management
  • Water sustainability and sustainable water management
  • Sustainable energy
    • Advances in alternative transportation energy and storage (e.g., biofuels, electric)
    • Advances in non-fossil fuel power generation (e.g., solar, bio-mass)
  • Metrics for sustainability
  • Standards and protocols
  • Educational opportunities and international collaboration


College of Engineering, University of Arizona
Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy, Illinois Institute of Technology
Environmental Protection Agency
National Science Foundation  
Sustainable Engineering Forum, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Rochester Institute of Sustainability
University of Kentucky
University of Cincinnati
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Pegasus Technical Services
Sustainable Engineering Forum
IFS Institute for Sustainability
Water Sustainability Program

Conference Web site:

Please visit ICOSSE '11 for complete details.

Created November 8, 2010, Updated September 21, 2016