Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky

Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky
Institute for Social-Ecological Research | ISOE · Water Resources and Land Use

PhD

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Introduction
I conduct research in the field of water resources and land use, with a particular focus on critical institutionalism, environmental justice and adaptation to climate change. My current research is on adaptive governance and social-ecological regulation of groundwater

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Publications (26)
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In a recent editorial in the journal Nature Sustainability , the editors raised the concern that journal submissions on water studies appear too similar. The gist of the editorial: “too many publications and not enough ideas.” In this response, we contest this notion, and point to the numerous new ideas that result from taking a broader view of the...
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Groundwater is essential for drinking water supply, food production and ecosystem functioning. At the same time, human-groundwater interactions often critically lead to overexploitation and quality degradation. In this chapter, we explore anthropogenic activities and their direct consequences for quality and quantity in the agricultural, domestic a...
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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...
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Social Ecology is an emerging scientific field within sustainability science investigating the relationships between society and nature. It is based on the core concept of societal relations to nature. Essential characteristics are: (1) Problem-orientation: The starting point of research is concrete, societal problems with regard to ecological cris...
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This conflict analysis is a product of the project “Weschnitz Dialog”, funded by the “The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstifung Umwelt DBU)” which was carried out on behalf of the “Gewässerverband Bergstraße” under the leadership of ISOE from 2019 to 2021. The analysis investigates a current conflict regarding the dike res...
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Technical municipal water infrastructure, urban green areas and urban water bodies can be brought together in an optimized manner to deliver sustainable management of rainwater and domestic wastewater. Moreover, this approach allows urban areas to be designed in a way that leverages ecosystem services that reduce thermal load and thus contributes t...
Technical Report
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Technical municipal water infrastructure, urban green areas and urban water bodies can be brought together in an optimized manner to deliver sustainable management of rainwater and domestic wastewater. Moreover, this approach allows urban areas to be designed in a way that leverages ecosystem services that reduce thermal load and thus contributes t...
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Diese Arbeit zeigt die Reproduktion ungleicher Risikolandschaften von Überschwemmungen auf. Die fortschreitende Urbanisierung in den Küstenregionen der Welt ist mit zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Risiken verbunden, denen sozio-ökonomisch benachteiligte Gruppen in besonderem Grad ausgesetzt sind. Dennoch ist Wissen über soziale Dynamiken, die solch u...
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The boundary between formal and informal urban development tends to be particularly blurred in African cities. The Densu Delta in western Greater Accra is a prime example where buildings have been erected outside formally regulated urban development, in an ecologically precarious site. As a result, more and more people and structures are exposed to...
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While the need for adaptation in response to the effects of global environmental change impacts in cities has been widely recognised, implementation of appropriate strategies and measures to curb them remains a challenge. In the Densu Delta, west of Accra, multiple phenomena of global environmental change interact together, making adaptation a key...
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Institutional bricolage, which explains how institutions are actively crafted across different degrees of formality, and urban adaptation have been studied separately in the past. Linking critical institutionalism and adaptive capacity research, this article describes how institutional bricolage shapes the distribution of adaptive capacity in adapt...
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Institutional bricolage, which explains how institutions are actively crafted across different degrees of formality, and urban adaptation have been studied separately in the past. Linking critical institutionalism and adaptive capacity research, this article describes how institutional bricolage shapes the distribution of adaptive capacity in adapt...
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This chapter reflects on land competition from a water perspective. Conceptual thoughts are enriched with evidence drawn from case studies as well as other published studies about both land and water. At the same time, it lays down an analytical framework for these case studies. Starting with a discussion of the inherent relationship between land a...
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In Greater Accra, Ghana, pressures on formerly undeveloped land increase with rising demand for land as a resource for housing development. Land–water interactions create a waterscape inflicted by risk: ongoing development negatively impacts downstream communities as it reduces the natural capacity of local wetlands to regulate high discharge level...
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The global water crisis is often alluded to in scientific papers and geo-political discourse. However, the lack of a proper definition of what the term ‘water crisis’ means has been routinely overlooked, as much as are the reasons why it is assumed to be truly global in nature. Such generalisations and simplifications in both science and policy ali...
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The global water crisis is often alluded to in scientific papers and geo-political discourse. However, the lack of a proper definition of what the term 'water crisis' means has been routinely overlooked, as much as are the reasons why it is assumed to be truly global in nature. Such generalisations and simplifications in both science and policy ali...
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In diesem Beitrag wird die Verarbeitung von Klimarisiken und die daraus abgeleiteten Maßnahmen zur Anpassung in zwei Küstengemeinden an der deutschen Ostsee erläutert. Schwerpunkte der Betrachtung sind die sozial-kulturell, ökologisch und ökonomisch bedingten Beweggründe, die in den Gemeinden Timmendorfer Strand und Ummanz zu einer unterschiedliche...

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The aim of the transdisciplinary research network is to establish a new form of regional vegetable production. Based on the results of the HypoWave research project, farmers in the Gifhorn region decided to establish a company that produces hydroponically grown vegetables with recycled water. HypoWave+ accompanies this project scientifically and investigates open questions in the areas of water treatment, vegetable production, intelligent process control, quality management and institutional arrangements. The aim is to further develop the marketability of hydroponically produced vegetables by means of environmentally friendly water recycling with the aim of applying it at other locations as well.
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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.