Studying social dimensions of groundwater | Cultural anthropology/European Ethnology @ Goethe University Frankfurt
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I am a research fellow at ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Frankfurt/Main, and a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. In the BMBF-junior research group regulate, I study practices of groundwater management and use in European case studies.
The aim of this ethnographic paper is to map the traces of temporality in everyday practices of energy and environment professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In line with current anthropological research in the region, we aim to illustrate how clear divisions of time in BiH between post-socialism, post-war and an undetermined Europeanizatio...
Groundwater is essential for drinking water provision and food production while hosting unique biodiversity and delivering key ecosystem services. However, overexploitation and contamination are prevailing threats in many regions worldwide. Even integrated governance schemes like the European Union Water Framework Directive often fail to ensure goo...
Regulate is a junior research group exploring current challenges in management of the ‘hidden resource’ groundwater in Europe, against the background of long-distance environmental and societal feedbacks (telecouplings). Dynamics in groundwater quantity and quality that lead to environmental risks such as droughts and pollution, associated societal conflicts and institutional settings are addressed with perspectives from natural and social sciences as well as from stakeholders at the European and at local levels.
The research project for my MA thesis investigates material-semiotic or socio-technical imaginaries of europeanization in infrastructuring processes in the energy sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The research entails 8 months of fieldwork in BiH, which consisted of participant observation in relevant ministerial departments and policy workshops/events and expert interviews with leading energy and environment professionals in BiH.