Artikel von: Heide Kerber

Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky is a research fellow at ISOE in the research unit Water Resources and Land Use, which she joined in January 2018. She is co-lead of the junior research group regulate since 2020. In her PhD thesis and as a research assistant at the Institute of Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, she investigated institutions and social inequalities in access to water and adaptation to flooding using the example of Accra (Ghana). Prior to this, she worked at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. In her studies of environmental planning in Munich and London she was focusing on municipal adaptation to climate change, green infrastructure and sustainable urban development. // Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky ist seit Januar 2018 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am ISOE, Forschungsschwerpunkt Wasserressourcen und Landnutzung. Seit 2020 ist sie Ko-Leiterin der Nachwuchsgruppe regulate. In ihrer Doktorarbeit und als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Geographischen Institut der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin hat sie Institutionen und soziale Ungleichheiten mit Blick auf den Zugang zu Wasser und die Anpassung an Überschwemmungen am Beispiel von Accra (Ghana) untersucht. Zuvor hat sie sich am Ecologic Institute, Berlin, und in ihrem Studium der Umweltplanung in München und London mit kommunaler Anpassung an den Klimawandel, grüner Infrastruktur und nachhaltiger Stadtentwicklung befasst.
Luftaufnahme des Eisenerzabbaus, Panorama eines Tagebaus zur Gewinnung von Eisenerz

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Transdisziplinarität English

Social ecology meets political ecology: A chance to gain new perspectives?

How can social ecology benefit from political ecology and vice versa? An international two-day online workshop organized by ISOE researchers offered the opportunity for dialogue between these neighbouring research fields. What role do more-than-human entities such as plants, animals, rivers, resources, geomorphological formations and things play in conflict analysis? This was the overarching question of the session, which linked the concept of social-ecological systems with approaches of environmental justice, resistance and politics. In addition, the question, “What happens when theoretical claims of political ecology meet practical problems in transdisciplinary, social-ecological projects?” invited to reflect on power asymmetries in everyday research.

Trg pet bunara, Zadar/Croatia (Photo: Ewald Fröch – stock.adobe.com

Trg pet bunara, Zadar/Croatia (Photo: Ewald Fröch – stock.adobe.com)

Landnutzung English Wasser

Groundwater: De-localized Resources in the Anthropocene

Groundwater is the main source of drinking water and irrigated food production worldwide. The invisible resource is, however, under stress from climate change, societal water withdrawals and long-distance effects – telecouplings. Virtual water trade, that is the water contained in traded products, and remote water supply are two examples of how society manages groundwater in such de-localised contexts. The junior research group ‘regulate’ examines the social-ecological regulation of groundwater against telecoupling effects in an inter- and transdisciplinary research setting. Case studies in Germany, Spain and Croatia provide the empirical basis to inform sustainable groundwater governance in Europe.