Preamble.- Part I: Role of Resources for International Conflict Constellations.- Part II: Conflicts on Fossil and Nuclear Energy Supply.- Part III: Perspectives of Strategic Material Resources Management.- Part IV: Sustainable Solutions for Resource Consumption.- Part V: Water Conflict Prevention by Water Resource Management.- Part VI: Resource Aspects in Renewable Energy Technologies.
Susanne Hartard is professor of Industrial Ecology at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld in Germany since 2008. She studied Agrobusiness and Ecological Environmental Safety Management at the University of Kassel. Her 20-year professional career includes environmental advisory activities in sustainable waste management and recycling projects and work on material flow management concepts. She worked as a researcher at the Universities of Kassel, Weimar and Darmstadt, Post-doc in the field of Industrial Material Cycles. Her actual research focuses on strategies of safe resources supply by regional concepts, circular economy and resilience strategies especially for producing companies.Wolfgang Liebert is professor at the Institute of Safety/Security and Risk Sciences (ISR), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (Universitat fur Bodenkultur, BOKU) in Vienna Austria since end of 2012. Before, he was scientific director of IANUS, the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Science, Technology and Security, at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Wolfgang Liebert has studied physics and philosophy in Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. His main fields of research and work currently are: nuclear non-proliferation and arms control, assessment of current and future nuclear technology, assessment of energy technology, prospective (science and) technology assessment, philosophy of science and technology.