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Urban Living Labs - mapping and reducing waste in the food-energy-water nexus

Grant number: 18/24112-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration - Administration of Specific Sectors
Cooperation agreement: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:Maria Ester Soares Dal Poz
Grantee:Erika Cristina Francisco
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas (FCA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Limeira , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50421-3 - Urban Living Labs: mapping and reducing waste in the food energy water nexus, AP.R


The project aims to map the resource flows aiming at reducing waste to the food-waterenergynexus in order to propose greater sustainability in food production. The studieswill cover students at the undergraduate (scientific initiation) and postgraduate (master'sand doctorate) levels. A mapping of food production will be carried out for the city ofSão Paulo through the collection of data aiming the elaboration of the production profileof waste generation. The results, besides being analyzed by statistical tools, will be usedin the implementation of the Value Stream Mapping technique that will serve as a basisfor the use of the Cleaner Production and Lean Production System, aiming at thedevelopment of sustainable chains. The methodology of scientometry will be used toanalyze scientific production, innovation scenarios and patents in order to prepare adatabase that will support the taking and decision for individuals selected between theagricultural and agribusiness sectors. A survey of the generation, typology, profile anddestination of waste generated in the city of São Paulo will be carried out to proposeimprovements in sanitary landfills in the scope of energy generation. The results will bepresented and shared in a Peer-to-peer manner with the other groups included in the"Sustainable Urbanization Global Initiative" project, assisted by the Belmont ForumConsortium, with the purpose of proposing solutions at regional, national andinternational level.