Abteilung Umweltsozialwissenschaften

Die Abteilung Umweltwissenschaften (ESS) betreibt innovative, umweltbezogene Forschung unter Einbezug verschiedener sozialwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen. Der besondere Fokus liegt dabei auf komplexen gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen und Innovationen im Wasserbereich.

Unsere Forschung ist unterteilt in fünf disziplinäre Kompetenzcluster:

Sustainability Transitions in infrastructure sectors (Cirus)

We analyse sector transitions in relation to green technologies focusing on local and global innovation dynamics.

Decision Analysis (DA)

We aim to better understand complex decisions related to environmental problems through the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA).

Environmental and Health Psychology (EHPsy)

Our aim is to understand how psychological interventions affect environmental and health-related innovation on a personal and societal level.

Environmental Economics (EnvEco)

We focus on the interaction between economic activities and water issues by applying different economic methods and tools.

Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (Pego)

We address governance and policy-related issues for water resource management using social network and discourse analysis.

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