Water Talks Series n°4 - Prof. A. Wolf

Aaron T. Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, USA, whose research and teaching focus is on the interaction between water science and water policy, particularly as related to conflict prevention and transformation. A trained mediator / facilitator, he directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation, through which he has offered workshops, facilitations, and mediation in basins throughout the world.  He is the author, most recently, of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict.


Water Talks Series n°4 - Dr. F. Farinosi

Fabio Farinosi is scientific officer at the EC Joint Research Center in charge of research on socioeconomic and bio-physical dynamics in water related issues. He holds a PhD in science and management of climate change and a MSc in environmental economics. He worked extensively on the assessment of the impacts of deforestation and climate change on water resources in the Amazon, with focus on the consequences for agriculture and hydropower generation in Brazil. Prior to this, he worked as researcher in environmental economics, natural resource management, and disaster risk reduction at research institutions in Europe and Asia.


Water Talks Series n°4 - Prof. T. Bernauer

Thomas Bernauer is a professor of political science at ETH Zurich. His research group is located at ETH Zurich’s Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP). His research and teaching focuses primarily on international environmental, trade, and technology policy. In 2005, he received the Don K. Price Award of the American Political Science Association for his book “Genes, Trade and Regulation” (Princeton University Press, 2003), and in 2012 an ERC Advanced Grant for survey and experimental research on the sources of legitimacy in global environmental governance. Since 2015, he is the founding director of ETH Zurich’s Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP).


Water Talks Series n°3 - Dr. Alan Nicol

Dr. Alan Nicol is a development professional specializing in the interface between water resources management and development. He is a political scientist by background and has more than 20 years of experience in the Nile basin, including working, researching and consulting for a range of national, regional and international organizations.


Water Talks Series n°3 - Prof. David Blanchon

Le parcours de recherche de Prof. David Blanchon s’inscrit dans le champ de la géographie environnementale, autour des questions de la gestion de l’eau, dans une approche qui s’intéresse tout autant aux problèmes relevant traditionnellement de la géographie « physique » (comme la géomorphologie fluviale) que de la géographie « humaine », comme les politiques de développement ou la gestion de l’eau en milieu urbain.


Water Talks Series n°3 - Prof. Jérémy Lucchetti

Prof. Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti uses the tools of applied microeconomic to investigate topics related to political economy, environmental economics and development economics. After his PhD from the University of Montreal (HEC Montreal) he held a post-doc position at the University of Bern and was a visiting researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics.


Water Talks Series n°2 - Dr. Manuel Fischer

Dr. Manuel Fischer is Researcher at the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), and lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern. Dr. Fischer studies complex policymaking processes, policy networks and new institutional arrangements, with a focus on water and environmental policy.


Water Talks Series n°2 - Prof. Margreet Zwarteveen

Professor of Water Governance at IHE Delft and the University of Amsterdam. Approaching water governance from perspectives of equity and justice, she defines water governance as the practices of coordination and decision making between different actors around contested water distributions. She is concerned both with looking at actual water distribution practices and with analyzing the different ways in which water distributions can be regulated (through technologies, markets and institutions), justified (decision making procedures) and understood (expertise and knowledge).


Water Talks Series n°2 - Prof. Géraldine Pflieger

Géraldine Pflieger is associated professor in urban and environmental policies at the University of Geneva (Political Sciences and International Relations Department and Institute for Environmental Sciences) and Environmental Governance and Territorial Development Hub (P/IGEDT) Director. She also heads the UNESCO Chair in Hydrolitics.


Water Talks Series n°2 - Prof. Frances Cleaver

Frances Cleaver if Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK, and her research interests focus on understanding the everyday ways that institutions work to shape the processes and outcomes of water governance, particularly at the local level. She has been developing the idea of institutional bricolage to explain why many local institutions (like waterpoint committees or water user associations) are hybrid arrangements which incorporate elements of tradition, practical norms and power relationships, as well as elements derived from bureaucratic models and state driven development.


Water Talks Series n°1 - Prof. Joyeeta Gupta

Joyeeta Gupta is professor of environment and development at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She is also a member of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute. She is editor-in-chief of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and is on the editorial board of journals like International Journal on Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Policy, International Journal of Water Governance.


Water Talks Series n°1 - Dr. Jeremy Allouche

Jeremy Allouche has 14 years of experience in managing and designing projects in the fields of water governance, security and development, and international political economy analysis. He previously worked at the University of Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ETH Lausanne, the Swiss Graduate Institute of Public administration, and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He has been in charge of international research projects and therefore has experience of managing large research and policy consortia.