A selection of our related publications, papers and reports include:
Academic journal articles and theses
Reports and other publications
Conference papers and posters
GPRI information sheet series
UNEP Yearbook chapter on Phosphorus and Food Production (2011) Download here
GPRI Statement on Global Phosphorus Scarcity (in response to IFDC 'World Phosphate Reserves & Resoures' report [Download statement]
Cordell, D. & White, S. (2010), Securing a Sustainable Phosphorus Future for Australia, Farm Policy Journal, Vol. 7 No.3, August, 2010, p.1-17 [Download paper]
Academic journal articles and theses:
Cordell, D., Rosemarin, A., Schröder, J.J. & Smit, A.L. (2011), Towards global phosphorus security: A systemic framework for phosphorus recovery and reuse options. Chemosphere, Special Issue on Phosphorus. In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.02.032
Cordell, D., White, S. and Lindström, T. (2011) Peak phosphorus: the crunch time for humanity?, The Sustainability Review journal, Issue 2, Research Vol 2, Apr 4th 2011.
Cordell, D. & White, S. (2010), Securing a Sustainable Phosphorus Future for Australia, Farm Policy Journal, Vol. 7 No.3, August, 2010, p.1-17.
Cordell, D. (2010). The Story of Phosphorus: Sustainability implications of global phosphorus scarcity for food security, PhD thesis. Collaborative PhD between the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and Department of Thematic Studies - Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Linköping Studies in Arts & Sciences No.509, Linköping University Press, ISBN 978-91-7393-440-4, Linköping, [Download thesis]
Cordell, D., Drangert, J.-O., and White, S., (2009) The Story of Phosphorus: Global food security and food for thought. Global Environmental Change, 2009. 19(2009): p. 292-305
[Download paper from Elsevier]
Cordell, D., White, S., Drangert, J.-O., and Neset, T.S.S., (2009) Preferred future phosphorus scenarios: A framework for meeting long-term phosphorus needs for global food demand. 2009, International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams, Vancouver, 10-13th May, 2009. Edited by Don Mavinic, Ken Ashley and Fred Koch. ISBN: 9781843392323. Published by IWA Publishing, London, UK.
Cordell, D. (2006), Urine Diversion and Reuse in Australia: A homeless paradigm or sustainable solution for the future?, Masters Thesis, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University, Linköping University Press, Sweden. [Download PDF]
Drangert, J-O (1998), Urine Blindness and the Use of Nutrients from Human Excreta in Urban Agriculture. GeoJournal 45: 201-208, 1998. Kluwer Academic Publishers. London.
Drangert, J-O. (1998) Fighting the urine blindness to provide more sanitation options. Water SA Vol 24, No 2.
Fane, S.A., Ashbolt, N.J. & White, S. (2001), Decentralised urban water reuse; the implications of system scale for cost and pathogen risk, Water Science and Technology, vol. 46, no. 6-7, pp. 281 -288
Hallström J and Neset T-S S (2006), The Pipe-Bound City in Time and Space. In: A History of Water v. 2, The Political Economy of Water. R.Coopey and T Tvedt (eds.), IB Tauris, London & NY
Mara, D., Drangert, J-O, et al. (2007), Selection of sustainable sanitation arrangements. Journal of Water Policy 9 (2007) 305-318.
Mitchell, C.A. & White, S. (2003), Forecasting and backcasting for sustainable urban water futures, Water, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 25 -28. Download paper
Neset, T-S S, Bader H-P, Scheidegger R, Lohm U (2008), The Flow of Phosphorus in Food Production and -Consumption 1870-2000. Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 396:1-2. p.111-120
Neset, T-S S, Bader H-P, Scheidegger R (2006), Food Consumption and Nutrient Flows - Nitrogen in Sweden since the 1870s. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Fall 2006, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p.61-75
Neset, T-S S (2005), Environmental Imprint of Human Food Consumption, Linköping 1870-2000. Doctoral thesis, Linköping Studies in Arts and Science No.333, Linköping 2005 http://www.diva-portal.org/liu/theses/abstract.xsql?dbid=3592
Neset, T-S S and Lohm U (2005), Spatial Imprint of Food Consumption: A Historical Analysis for Sweden, 1870-2000. Human Ecology, Vol.33,(4) 2005: 565-580 http://www.springerlink.com/content/hk1747454694x7x3/
Neset, T-S S (2004). Reconstructing Swedish Food Consumption from Hospital Diets after 1870. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Vol.43 (3) 2004: 149-179 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/03670240490446786
Forthcoming articles (accepted or in print):
Cordell, D. Global phosphorus scarcity and the role of sanitation systems in achieving food security, ch.2.2 in Wastewater Management: Source Separation and Decentralization. Eds. T. Larsen, K. Udert, & J Lienert, IWA Publishing (forthcoming).
Cordell, D. & White, S., Peak Phosphorus: clarifying the key issues of a vigorous debate about long-term phosphorus security. Sustainability, 1 (2011), ISSN 2071-1050. (In press).
Ashley, K., Cordell, D. & Mavinic, D. A Brief History of Phosphorus: From the Philosophers Stone to Nutrient Recovery and Re-use, Chemosphere, Special Issue on Phosphorus. In Press.
Schröder, J.J., Smit, A.L., Cordell, D. & Rosemarin, A. (2011), Improved phosphorus use efficiency in agriculture: a key requirement for its sustainable use. Chemosphere, Special Issue on Phosphorus. In Press.
Cordell, D. and White, S. The Australian story of phosphorus: sustainability implications of global phosphate scarcity for a net food-producing nation, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. Submitted to Food Policy.
Mitchell, C, Fam, D, and Cordell, D. Effectively managing the transition towards restorative futures in the sewage industry: a phosphorus case study. In 'Institutional Issues and Innovations' (ed) V Nelson, S Moddemeyer, J Stonebridge, IWA Publishing (forthcoming).
Neset, T-S S, Drangert J-O, Bader H-P, Scheidegger R, Recycling of Phosphorus in Urban Sweden. A historical overview to prepare a strategy for the future. (accepted to Water Policy)
Neset, TS, Cordell, D, Andersson, L. The flow of phosphorus in food production and consumption system. In Rengel, Z. (ed) Improving Water- and Nutrient-Use Efficiency in Food Production Systems. published by John Willey & Sons (forthcoming).
Reports and other publications:
Bekunda, M., Cordell, D., Corman, J., Rosemarin, R., Salcedo, I., Syers, K., Lougheed, T. (2011) Phosphorus & Food Production, UNEP Yearbook: Emerging issues in our global environment, 2011.
White, S. & Cordell, D. From phosphorus scarcity to security: towards a soft landing, Australian R&D Review, p10-11, Feb-Mar 2011, ISSN 1320-8977
Schröder, J.J., Cordell, D., Smit, A.L & Rosemarin, A. (2010) Sustainable Use of Phosphorus, prepared for European Union tender project ENV.B.1/ETU/2009/0025. Report 357, Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, 122 pp.
White, S., Cordell, D. & Moore, D. (2010), Securing a sustainable phosphorus future for Australia: implications of global phosphorus scarcity and possible solutions, Review prepared by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, for CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.
Neset, TS & Cordell, D. (eds) (2010), Phosphorus and Global Food Security: A synthesis, International workshop proceedings, Global Phosphorus Research Initiative, Linköping University.
Mitchell, C., Fam, D., and Cordell, D. (2010), Effectively managing the transition towards restorative futures in the sewage industry: a phosphorus case study, p.84-97 In ‘Water Sustainability and International Innovation’ (ed) V Nelson, S Moddemeyer, J Stonebridge.
Drangert, J-O & Cordell, D. (2010), Phosphorus: Food Security & Food for Thought, in (ed) Drangert, J-O. Sustainable Sanitation for the 21st Century, 2010, Learning material for training of professionals in the sanitation and water sector. Stockholm Environment Institute and Vatema AB, Stockholm.
Cordell, D (2009) A new global challenge for food security: Peak Phosphorus. The Organic Way Magazine, Food Security Feature, Issue 2, p10-12.
Cordell, D and White, S (2009) The Story of Phosphorus: Sustainability implications of global fertilizer scarcity for Australia - Synthesis paper, National Workshop on the Future of Phosphorus, Sydney, 14 Nov 2008, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney.
Cordell, D. and White, S. (2008), The Story of Phosphorus: Sustainability implications of global fertilizer scarcity for Australia. Discussion paper prepared for the National Workshop on the Future of Phosphorus, Sydney, 14th November 2008, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. [Download PDF]
Cordell, D. (2008), The Story of Phosphorus: missing global governance of a critical resource, Preliminary findings from 2 years of doctoral research. Paper prepared for SENSE Earth System Governance, VU University Amsterdam, 24th-31st August, 2008 [Download PDF]
Drangert, J-O. (2004), Norms and Attitudes Towards Ecosan and Other Sanitation Systems. Report 2004-5. EcoSanRes Publications Series. Stockholm Environment Institute. 30 p.
Drangert, J-O. (2001), Urban Water and Nutrient Cycles - Making a full turn? Nordic Research Workshop. Management of Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Services in Comparative Historical and Futures Perspective. Tampere Technical University, Tampere, June 10-12, 2001
Drangert, J-O. (2000), Reuse - the ultimate sink? Urine-diverting toilets to protect groundwater quality and to fertilize urban agriculture. In Chorus, I. et al. (eds.): Water, Sanitation and Health: Resolving Conflicts between drinking water demands and pressures from society´s wastes. World Health Organisation Series. IWA Publishing. pp. 275-280.
Elser, J. and White, S., (2010), Peak Phosphorus, in Foreign Policy, 20th April, 2010. [read here]
Krantz, H. and J-O. Drangert. (2006), Household Perspectives in managing sustainable cities. In Malmqvist, P-A., Heincke, G., Kärrman, E., Stenstrom, T. A., and Svensson, G. (eds.) (2006) Strategic Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Management. IWA Publishing. London.
Neset, T-S S. and Andersson, A. (2008), Environmental impact of food production and consumption – from phosphorus leakage and resource depletion to recycling, in Water for Food, p.99-108, Editor: Jonas Förare, The Swedish Research Council Formas [Download PDF]
Schmid, T. (2003). The Dynamic Changes of Phosphorus Flow in a Swedish City, 1870-2000. Industrial Ecology for a Sustainable Future, Proceedings of the International Society for Industrial Ecology Meeting in 2003, Michigan, An Arbor, USA.
Neset, T-S S and Cordell, D. (eds.). Proceedings of the international workshop on Phosphorus and Global Food Security, Linköping University, 2010 (forthcoming spring 2010).
Conference papers and posters:
Cordell, D & White, S (2010) The Long-Term Perspective: Pathways to Future Phosphorus Security, Phosphates 2010 International Conference, 22-24 Mar, Brussels (invited speaker).
Cordell, D & White, S (2009) Pathways to phosphorus security: the long-term perspective, Australian Fertilizer Outlook conference, 9 Sept 2009, Sydney (invited speakers).
Cordell, D (2009) The story of phosphorus: Sustainability implications of phosphate scarcity on global food security, Avlopp & Kretslopp Conference 2009, Linköpings Konsert och Kongress, 2–3 mars 2009, Linköping (invited speaker).
Cordell, D. (2008), Phosphorus, food and ‘messy' problems: A systemic inquiring into the management of a critical global resource, paper prepared for the Australia New Zealand Systems Conference (ANZSYS), December 1st-3rd 2008, Perth. [Download PDF]
Cordell (2008), The Story of Phosphorus, poster presented at Food Security and Environmental Change Linking Science, Development and Policy for Adaptation, Session 18: Institutional and policy challenges for agro-ecosystem management in relation to food security. 2 - 4 April 2008, University of Oxford, UK. http://www.gecafs.org/FoodConferencePresentations.htm
Cordell, D. (2007), More Nutrition per Dropping: From Global Food Security to National 'Phosphorus Sovereignty', poster presented at workshop 'International Targets and National Implementation', World Water Week 2007, August 2007, Stockholm. http://www.worldwaterweek.org/stockholmwatersymposium/bestposteraward_07.asp
Drangert, J-O. (2003), Requirements on sanitation systems - the flush toilet sets the standard for ecosan options. IWA special issue from the 2nd International Symposium on ecological sanitation - closing the loop. April 7 - 11, 2003. Luebeck, Germany . pp. 117-124.
Drangert, J-O. (1999), Sustainable Sanitation: Reuse of old ideas? Proceedings from Stockholm Water Symposium. August 10, 1999. Stockholm.
Neset T-S S and Lohm U (2005). Historical metabolism of food consumption and production- Sweden, 1870-2000. Conference Proceedings, 3rd ESEH conference, Florence, February 2005
Neset, T-S S and Drangert J-O (2004). Recycling of Phosphorus in Sweden. A historical overview. In: Stockholm Water Symposium, Proceedings, Aug 2004, Stockholm, Sweden.
Neset, T-S S and Lohm U (2003). The Spatial Imprint of Changing Consumption Patterns during 130 years. Conference proceedings, 2nd ESEH conference, Prague, September 2003
GPRI information sheets:
Information Sheet 1: 8 reasons why we need to rethink the management of phosphorus resources in the global food system, by Dana Cordell [Download PDF]
Information Sheet 2: Peak Phosphorus, by Professor Stuart White and Dana Cordell [Download PDF]
GPRI Statement on Global Phosphorus Scarcity (in response to IFDC 'World Phosphate Reserves & Resoures' report [Download statement]
GPRI submission to the EU Public consultation on the Raw Materials Initiative [Download submission]
GPRI Declaration on Global Phosphorus Security [Download Declaration]