Publications of the Project

Articles in journals

  • Meergans, F. and Lenschow, A. 2018. Die Nitratbelastung in der Region Weser-Ems: Inkohärenzen in Wasser-, Energie- und Landwirtschaftspolitik. Neues Archiv für Niedersachsen 2/2018, 105-117.

    This article (in German language) shows how incoherent legislation in the sectors of water, energy, and agriculture has led to increasing nitrate concentrations in groundwater bodies of Lower Saxony, Germany.

  • Pahl-Wostl, C., Knieper, C., Lukat, E., Meergans, F., Schoderer, M., Schütze, N., Schweigatz, D., Dombrowsky, I., Lenschow, A., Stein, U., Thiel, A., Tröltzsch, J. and Vidaurre, R. 2020. Enhancing the capacity of water governance to deal with complex management challenges: A framework of analysis. Environmental Science & Policy 107, 23-35. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.02.011

    This paper presents STEER’s approach to analysing complex water management problems.

  • Schoderer, M., Dell’Angelo, J. and Huitema, D. 2020. Water policy and mining: Mainstreaming in international guidelines and certification schemes. Environmental Science & Policy 111, 42-54. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.04.011

    The authors investigate to what extent transnational standards and international guidelines for the mining sector consider different dimensions of water.

Further Publications

  • Dombrowsky, I., Lkhagvadorj, A. und Schoderer, M. 2018. River Basin Management and Fiscal Decentralisation: Mutually Support-ive or Counterproductive? A Case Study of Mongolia. Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany. Bonn. doi: 10.23661/dp10.2018 (= DIE Discussion Paper 10/2018)

  • Dombrowsky, I., Rodríguez de Francisco, J.C., Schoderer, M. und Lkhagvadorj, A. 2018. The Devil Is in the Detail: Administrative and Fiscal Challenges in Implementing River Basin Management in Mongolia. Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany. doi: 10.23661/bp17.2018 (= DIE Briefing Paper 17/2018)

  • Meergans, F., Schütze, N., Lenschow, A. and Thiel, A. 2019. Coordination challenges in the implementation of the EU Water Frame-work Directive: A comparative case study of a German and Spanish river basin. Paper presented at the 2019 EUSA International Biennial Confer-ence, Denver, 9th - 11th May 2019, Panel 5L: Surviving the multi-level governance: a local government perspective. (online) URL: