Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Sustainable Development Goal on Water and the Implication for Ghana/Accra
Thursday, 17th September, 2015
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Auditorium (G9), International House
- Challenges in achieving the SDGs for Water in Peri-Urban Accra - Lara E. Bartels
- Multiple Water Supply Services: The Role of Water Tankers and Sellers in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Rossella Alba
In the seminar Prof. Antje Bruns (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin),scholars of the IESS and of the WaterPower Project, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will explore the current and future socio-environmental challenges in relation to water and sustainable development in the context of Ghana. The multiple dimensions of water governance and the potential offered by interdisciplinary research on coupled human-environmental system will be discussed. The seminar aims at providing a space for debate over the implication of the SDGs and the future of water systems in Ghana.
Research Focus of Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns
Trained as geographer (PhD Kiel), Prof. Bruns work examines political dimensions of environmental and resource issues in the context of climate change response. Her geographic specialism is in Europe and West-Africa. She works at the intersection of political and environmental geography by studying resource use and governance systems mainly of the water and energy sector.
Prof. Bruns primary research for the past few years has been on environmental governance in coastal zones and coastal cities, whereby my theoretical interests span political ecology, environmental studies, hydrology and debates over development and sustainability transformation. Her overall aim is to understand the nature and dynamics of socio-ecological change.
She has a particular interest in the role that power asymmetry play in resource management (adaptation and mitigation to climate change) and transition trajectories towards Sustainability. Antje Bruns holds an assistant professorship for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Humboldt-Universitätzu Berlin and is head of the Junior Research Group "WaterPower".