Reclaiming Urine as a Resource
Nov. 7-9, 2023
Join the global conversation about peecycling!
The Rich Earth Institute’s annual Summit is the global gathering for advancing the field of urine nutrient reclamation. The Rich Earth Summit brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry leaders, students, and advocates for three days of learning and collaboration. Together, we can pee the change!
Dates for the 2024 Summit will be posted this Spring.
Fabien Esculier is the coordinator of the action research program OCAPI and a researcher at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in the LEESU laboratory.
As a higher-level civil servant of the French Ministry of Ecology, he worked for 6 years for various public institutions in the water sector. In 2014, he set up the OCAPI action research program, which aims to study and support the socio-ecological transition of food/excretion systems, and in particular to investigate the potential for a paradigm shift in the management of human urine and feces through source separation and agricultural valorization. He defended his thesis in March 2018 on this topic. He is now the coordinator of a multidisciplinary action research team (biogeochemistry, agronomy, sociology, anthropology, geopolitics, territorial ecology...). The OCAPI program has become a publicly funded national resource centre for source separation.
At a Glance
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