Publications

WaterPower's Publications analyse and reflect about urban dynamics, political ecology, infrastructure, land and water access and water governance. We write articles in peer-reviewed Journals, Working Papers, Policy Briefs and a Handbook. Through this diversity of publications we seek to reach a wide audience both within and outside the boundaries of universities and academic publishing in the spirit of enhancing accessibility to material that aims to inspire radical thought towards more egalitarian socio-ecological futures.

 


WaterPower Policy Briefs

#1: Wetlands Matter - Conservation Politics in a Dynamic Wetland (by Maria Kondra; 03/2019) (Full text)

 


Urban Water Management - A Critical Handbook

Urban Water Management - A Critical Handbook presents the ongoing research of the WaterPower research group. With this comprehensive handbook, we aim to address practitioners, students, academics, policy makers and civil society organizations interested in exploring the socially relevant aspects of urban water research. We want to encourage a dialogue between the technical and social disciplines and focus on advancing critical perspectives on water access not only within academia, but also in policy and practice.

Click here to download the handbook for free. 


WaterPower Working Paper Series

ISSN (Print) 2510-0521
ISSN (Online) 2510-2222

 

Bruns, Antje (2016): Urban Waterscapes. Collision of Mega-Trends in Accra, Ghana. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 1

Frick, Fanny (2016): Risk and Adaptation in (African) Cities. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 2

Bartels, Lara E. (2016): The Uneven Waters of Accra and the Concept of Environmental Justice - Towards New Pathways of Analyzing Water Inequalities. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 3 (Full text)

Alba, Rossella (2016): Featuring Urban Water Supply Governance: an overview. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
​WaterPower Working Paper, No. 4 (Full Text)

Wiegleb, Viviana (2016): A Literature Review on Wetlands in Accra. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 5 (Full text)

Alba, Rossella; Bartels, Lara E. (2016): Featuring water infrastructure, service provision and access in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
​WaterPower Working Paper, No. 6 ​(Full text)

Tyroller, Larissa (2016): Changing Socio-Ecological Dynamics in an African Peri-Urban Wetland. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
​WaterPower Working Paper, No. 7 ​(Full text)

Wiegleb, Viviana (2016): Transition Pathways towards Sustainability and Hydro-Social Arrangements in Global Environmental Governance: An Analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 8. (Full text)

Kondra, Maria (2016): The status of the wetlands in the Greater Accra Region. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 9 (Full text)

Akubia, John E. (2016): Coastal Urbanisation and Urban Land-use change in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 10 (Full text)

Schulz, Karsten; Bruns, Antje (2016): Toward a Political Ecology of Biosocial Relations. Rethinking the Urban Water Metabolism Beyond the City. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 11 ​(Full text)

Alba, Rossella; Bartels, Lara E. (2016): Stakeholder Mapping. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 12 (Full text)

Bruns, Antje (2016): Syllabus: Teaching Socio-Hydrology. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 13 (Full text)

Evadzi, Prosper I. K. (in progress): Land Use Dynamics in GAMA 1990 to 2015: Pace, Scale and Research. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier. 
​WaterPower Working Paper, No. 14

Frick-Trzebitzky, Fanny (2017): GIS – what can and what can’t it say about social relations in adaptation to urban flood risk? Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
​WaterPower Working Paper, No. 15 (Full text)

Akiedu, P.; Boakye, W.; Akubia, John E.Baghel, RaviBruns, Antje (2018): Science-Policy Workshop on Water and Energy: The role of Water-Energy interlinkages in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier.
​WaterPower Working Paper, No. 16

Kondra, Maria (2019): Understanding the mechanisms that shape access to the fisheries ecosystem service in Tsokomey, Accra. Governance and Sustainability Lab. Trier University. Trier.
WaterPower Working Paper, No. 17. (Full text)

Articles in peer-reviewed Journals, Book Chapters and Conference Papers

 

 

Bartels, L.E. (2019): Peri-urbanization as "Quiet Encroachment" of the middle class. The case in P&T in Greater Accra. In: Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1664810. (Full text)

Alba, R., Bruns, A., Bartels L.E., Kooy M. (2019): Water Brokers: Exploring Urban Water Governance through the Practices of Tanker Water Supply in Accra. In: Water 11(9). DOI: 10.3390/w11091919. (Full text)

Schulz, KarstenBruns, Antje (accepted): Cross-movement alliances as a novel form of agency to increase socially just arrangements in urban climate governance. Jeroen van der Heijden, Harriet Bulkeley, and Chiara Certomà (Eds) The Politics of Urban Climate Futures: Increasing Agency and Contested Empowerment. MIT Publishing. In: Urban Climate Politics, pp.98-115. DOI: 10.1017/9781108632157.006. (Full text)

Huq, NazmulBruns, Antje; Ribbe, Lars (2019): Interactions between freshwater ecosystem services and land cover changes in southern Bangladesh: A perspective from short-term (seasonal) and long-term (1973-2014) scale. In: The Science of the total environment 650 (Pt 1), S. 132–143. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.430. (Full text)

Wiegleb, Viviana; Bruns, Antje (2018): What Is Driving the Water-Energy-Food Nexus? Discourses, Knowledge, and Politics of an Emerging Resource Governance Concept. In: Front. Environ. Sci. 6, S. 870. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00128. (Full text)

Bartels, Lara E.; Bruns, Antje; Alba, Rossella (2018): The production of uneven access to land and water in peri-urban spaces: de facto privatisation in greater Accra. In: Local Environment 23 (12), S. 1172–1189. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2018.1533932 (Full text)

Bruns, AntjeGerend, Jennifer (2018): In search of a decolonial urban transformation. GAIA 27 (3), S. 293– 297. (Full text)

Pahl-Wostl, Claudia; Bhaduri, Anik; Bruns, Antje (2018): Editorial special issue: The Nexus of water, energy and food – An environmental governance perspective. In: Environmental Science & Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.06.021. (Full text)

Romero-Lankao, Patricia; Bruns, AntjeWiegleb, Viviana (2018): From risk to WEF security in the city: The influence of interdependent infrastructural systems. In: Environmental Science & Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.01.004. (Full text)

Wiegleb, VivianaBruns, Antje (2018): Hydro-social arrangements and paradigmatic change in water governance: an analysis of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In: Sustain Sci 13 (4), S. 1155–1166. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0518-1. (Full text)

Bartels, Lara E.; Mayer, Andreas; Erb, Karl-Heinz (2017): Exploring potential socio-ecological impacts of changes to the Loliondo Gamed Controlled Area, Northern Tanzania: the case of the pastoral village Ololosokwan. In: Journal of Land Use Science 12 (1), S. 87–103. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2016.1249972. (Full text)

Frick-Trzebitzky, FannyBaghel, Ravi; Bruns, Antje (2017): Institutional bricolage and the production of vulnerability to floods in an urbanising delta in Accra. In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 26, S. 57–68. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.030. (Full text)

Frick-Trzebitzky, Fanny; Bruns, Antje (2017): Disparities in the implementation gap: adaptation to flood risk in the Densu Delta, Accra, Ghana. In: Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 37 (1), S. 1–16. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2017.1343136. (Full text)

Huq, NazmulBruns, Antje; Ribbe, Lars; Huq, Saleemul (2017): Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services Based Climate Change Adaptation (EbA) in Bangladesh: Status, Challenges and Opportunities. In: Sustainability 9 (6), S. 926. DOI: 10.3390/su9060926. (Full text)

Li, Yangfan; Qiu, Jianhui; Zhao, Bo; Pavao-Zuckerman, Mitchell; Bruns, Antje; Qureshi, Salman et al. (2017): Quantifying urban ecological governance: A suite of indices characterizes the ecological planning implications of rapid coastal urbanization. In: Ecological Indicators 72, S. 225–233. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.08.021. (Full text)

Nüsser, Marcus; Baghel, Ravi (2017): The emergence of technological hydroscapes in the Anthropocene: Socio-hydrology and development paradigms of large dams. In: Barney Warf (Hg.): Handbook on geographies of technology. Cheltenham, UK, Northhampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing (Research handbooks in geography), S. 287–301. (Full text)

Patterson, James; Schulz, Karsten; Vervoort, Joost; van der Hel, Sandra; Widerberg, Oscar; Adler, Carolina et al. (2017): Exploring the governance and politics of transformations towards sustainability. In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 24, S. 1–16. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2016.09.001. (Full text)

Schulz, Karsten (2017): Decolonising the Anthropocene: The mytho-politics of human mastery. In: Marc Woons und Sebastian Weier (Hg.): Critical epistemologies of global politics. Bristol, England: E-International Relations, S. 46–62.

Schulz, Karsten  (2017): Decolonizing political ecology: ontology, technology and 'critical' enchantment. In: JPE 24 (1), S. 125. DOI: 10.2458/v24i1.20789. (Full text)

Bartels, Lara E. (2016): Contested Land in Loliondo: The Eastern Border of the Serengeti National Park Between Conservation, Hunting Tourism, and Pastoralism. In: Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Helmut Haberl et al. (Hg.): Land Use Competition, Bd. 52. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 149–164. (Full text)

Alba, Rossella; Bolding, Alex (2016): IWRM Avant la Lettre? Four Key Episodes in the Policy Articulation of IWRM in Downstream Mozambique. In: Water Alternatives 9 (3), S. 549–568. (Full text)

Alba, Rossella; Bolding, Alex; Ducrot, Raphaëlle (2016): The Politics of Water Payments and Stakeholder Participation in the Limpopo River Basin, Mozambique. In: Water Alternatives 9 (3), S. 569–587. (Full text)

Bolding, Alex; Alba, Rossella (2016): Viewpoint – IWRM and I. A Reflexive Travelogue of the Flows and Practices Research Team. In: Water Alternatives 9 (3), S. 662–678. (Full text)

Bruns, Antje (2016): Wasser- und Bodenschutz. In: Wolfgang Riedel, Horst Lange, Eckhard Jedicke und Markus Reinke (Hg.): Landschaftsplanung. 3., neu bearbeitete, aktualisierte Auflage. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum (Springer Reference Naturwissenschaften), S. 411–418. (Full text)

Bruns, AntjeKondra, MariaAlba, RossellaAkubia, John E.; Bartels, Lara E.; Frick, FannySchulz, Karsten (2016): WaterPower. Studying physical and sociopolitical factors in water security. Kumasi, Ghana (Briefing Paper for the 39th WEDC International Conference) (Full text)

Bruns, Antje; Krueger, Tobias; Lankford, Bruce; Frick, Fanny; Grasham, Catherine; Spitzbart-Glasl, Christina (2016): A Water Perspective on Land Competition. In: Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Helmut Haberl et al. (Hg.): Land Use Competition, Bd. 16. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 313–332. (Full text)

Frick, Fanny (2016): Travelling Through the Densu Delta: Location, Place and Space in the Waterscape. In: Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Helmut Haberl et al. (Hg.): Land Use Competition, Bd. 23. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 333–346. (Full text)

Krueger, Tobias; Maynard, Carly; Carr, Gemma; Bruns, Antje; Mueller, Eva Nora; Lane, Stuart (2016): A transdisciplinary account of water research. In: WIREs. Water 3 (3), S. 369–389. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1132. (Full text)

Müller, Daniel; Haberl, Helmut; Bartels, Lara E.; Baumann, Matthias; Beckert, Marvin; Levers, Christian et al. (2016): Competition for Land-Based Ecosystem Services: Trade-Offs and Synergies. In: Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Helmut Haberl et al. (Hg.): Land Use Competition, Bd. 68. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 127–147. (Full text)

Niewöhner, Jörg; Bruns, Antje; Haberl, Helmut; Hostert, Patrick; Krueger, Tobias; Lauk, Christian et al. (2016): Land Use Competition. Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives. In: Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Helmut Haberl et al. (Hg.): Land Use Competition. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 1–17. (Full text)

Niewöhner, Jörg; Bruns, Antje; Hostert, Patrick; Krueger, Tobias; Nielsen, Jonas Ø.; Haberl, Helmut et al. (Hg.) (2016): Land Use Competition. Cham: Springer International Publishing. (Full text)

Schulz, Karsten; Siriwardane, Rapti (2016): The Risk Frontier: Perceiving Social Transformations in Rural and Peri-urban West Africa Through a Territorial Lens. In: Joseph Awetori Yaro und Jan Hesselberg (Hg.): Adaptation to climate change and variability in rural West Africa. Switzerland: Springer, S. 171–189. (Full text)

Demenge, Jonathan; Alba, Rossella; Welle, Katharina; Manjur, Kebede; Addisu, Alemu; Mehta, Lyla; Woldearegay, Kifle (2015): Multifunctional Roads. In: Journal of Infrastructure Development 7 (2), S. 165–180. DOI: 10.1177/0974930615609482. (Full text)

Exner, Andreas; Bartels, Lara E.; Windhaber, Markus; Fritz, Steffen; See, Linda; Politti, Emilio; Hochleithner, Stephan (2015): Constructing landscapes of value: Capitalist investment for the acquisition of marginal or unused land—The case of Tanzania. In: Land Use Policy 42, S. 652–663. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.10.002. (Full text)

Patterson, James; Schulz, Karsten; Vervoort, Joost; Adler, Carolina; Hurlbert, Margot; van der Hel, Sandra et al. (2015): ‘Transformations towards sustainability’. Emerging approaches, critical reflections, and a research agenda. Hg. v. Earth System Governance Project. Lund and Amsterdam (ESG Working Paper, 33). (Full text)

Schulz, Karsten; Siriwardane, Rapti (2015): Depoliticised and technocratic? Normativity and the politics of transformative adaptation. Hg. v. Earth System Governance Project. Lund and Amsterdam (ESG Working Paper, 33) (Full text)

Bruns, Antje; Frick, Fanny (2014): The Notion of the Global Water Crisis and Urban Water Realities. In: Anik Bhaduri, Janos Bogardi, Jan Leentvaar und Sina Marx (Hg.): The Global Water System in the Anthropocene. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 415–426. (Full text)

Hetz, Karen; Bruns, Antje (2014): Urban planning lock-in: implications for the realization of adaptive options towards climate change risks. In: Water International 39 (6), S. 884–900. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2014.962679. (Full text)

Mehta, Lyla; Alba, Rossella; Bolding, Alex; Denby, Kristi; Derman, Bill; Hove, Takunda et al. (2014): The politics of IWRM in Southern Africa. In: International Journal of Water Resources Development 30 (3), S. 528–542. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2014.916200. (Full text)

Eguavoen, Irit; Schulz, Karsten; Wit, Sara de; Weisser, Florian; Müller-Mahn, Detlef (2014): Political Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation: Conceptual Reflections and African Examples. In: Walter Leal Filho (Hg.): Handbook of climate change adaptation. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, S. 1–15. (Full text)

Bartels, Lara E. (2014): Socio-Ecological Impacts of Land Grabbing for Nature Conservation on a Pastoral Community: A HANPP-based Case Study in Ololosokwan Village, Northern Tanzania. Hg. v. Institute of Social Ecology, IFF - Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies (Klagenfurt, Graz, Vienna). Vienna (Social Ecologogy Working Paper, 149). (Full text)