Sustaining Resources for the Future

Call for abstracts and papers for the 25th ISDRS Conference in Nanjing, 26th – 28th June 2019.

We are inviting you to present your research at the 25th ISDRS Conference. It will be hosted by Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, on 26th to 28th of June 2019. The conference theme is ‘Sustaining Resources for the Future’. This conference will explore the fundamental question of how to sustain current development without stripping the resources that the future need, including biological resources, mineral resources, as well as a well-functioning ecosystem. How could the academic progress in sustainable development be translated into a workable plan for action through a dialogue between scholars and stakeholders? This conference would like to create such an exchange opportunity among conference attendees, including academician, policymakers, and the private sector. 

Nanjing, as the capital of Jiangsu Province, has a long history of more than 2600 years and is an important political, cultural, economic and education centre, for the whole nation. Nanjing University, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest universities in China. It has been always one of the top comprehensive universities in China and in the front rank in the world as well. Nanjing University is a pioneer in environmental science research, focuses on comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the Earth’s natural and socioeconomic systems and further explores the effective and efficient ways in realising sustainable development.  


Call for abstracts now open

To send your abstract please follow the Guide for Authors  

Abstracts should be submitted by the 15th December 2018.


General theme

Sustaining Resources for the Future


This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle the resources to realise a sustainable present and future. At the same time, the conference will examine the possible mechanisms through which global society could work together to realize sustainable development.

We invite contributions on the resource-oriented researches, ranging from investigation of resource utilization patterns in the continued developing world and its impacts on the Earth natural and socioeconomic systems to creative solutions to the problems induced by resource utilization of the growing global population. This conference will serve as an open forum for diverse intellectual discourse on these topics, focusing on identifying practical guidelines toward a sustainable future on the local, regional, and global scale.

The ISDRS 2019 aims to have a positive impact on the search for sustainable solutions, through the following main objectives:

• To illustrate the significant gap between resource demand and supply and its serious consequences in future if society fails to figure out and in addition, carry on an effective way of using all the resources sustainably;

• To bring together the enthusiastic scientific experts, scholars as well as practitioners from all over the world sharing their most recent research findings, practical experiences and unique insights; to provide a global platform for promoting and strengthening the scientific and practical collaborations around the world and to develop a conference programme that reflects the diversity within the research of strategies and solutions to sustaining the resources for the future.

The Nanjing University warmly welcomes all the participants of the ISDRS 2019, with the hope to create a pleasant communication platform; the delegates will share their researches, approaches, findings and innovative ideas on the strategies and practice of sustaining the resources for the future. We hope that ISDRS 2019 will provide a contribution to advancing and disseminating the effective strategies to solutions to build a sustainable world.


ISDRS 2019 Core Themes and Tracks