Dr. Ines Dombrowsky

Head of Department “Environment and Resources Management”

Dr. Ines Dombrowsky holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Halle (2006) and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Technology Berlin (1995). She heads the Department ‘Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management’ at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Her research is grounded in institutional and ecological economics and focuses on natural resources and multi-level environmental governance. She has published widely on institutional and scale issues in water management and governance. Prior to joining the DIE in September 2010 she was a researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany (2001-2010). She also has practical work experiences in water resources management based on appointments with the World Bank from 1997 to 2001 and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) from 1995 to 1997 respectively.

Selected Publications

  • Dombrowsky, Ines, Julia Bastian, Daniel Däschle, Simon Heisig, Johannes Peters, Christian Vosseler (2014): International and local benefit sharing in hydropower projects on shared rivers: The Ruzizi III and Rusumo Falls cases, Water Policy 16 (6): 1087–1103
  • Dombrowsky, Ines, Nina Hagemann and Annabelle Houdret (2014): The river basin as a new scale for water governance in transition countries? A comparative study of Mongolia and Ukraine, Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(12): 4705–4726
  • Houdret, Annabelle, Ines Dombrowsky and Lena Horlemann (2014). The institutionalization of River Basin Management as politics of scale – Insights from Mongolia, Journal of Hydrology, 519, Part C: 2392-2404
  • Dombrowsky, Ines (2010): The Role of Intra-water Sector Issue Linkage in the Resolution of Transboundary Water Conflicts, Water International 35(2): 132-149
  • Dombrowsky, Ines (2007): Conflict, Cooperation and Institutions in International Water Management – An Economic Analysis, Cheltenham UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

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