Staff

Manuel Fischer

Dr. Manuel Fischer

Group leader, Cluster: PEGO

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me

I am a research group leader in Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (research group PEGO) at the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag and an adjunct professor (Titularprofessor) at the Institute of Political Science, University of Bern.

My research analyzes governance arrangements, decision-making processes and political networks, with a focus on water and environmental issues.  

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Projects

Identification and Integration of Fragmented Games in Swiss Water Politics
Impact of distant socio-ecological systems (telecoupling) on land-use decision-making
What are the biggest obstacles to a better surface water protection during wet-weather?
Social-ecological networks allow for the joint modeling of ecological interdependencies and governance structure.
Policy forums in water and environmental governance

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Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Fischer, M.; Ingold, K. (2020) Networks in water governance, 333 p, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-46769-2, Institutional Repository
Pärli, R.; Fischer, M. (2020) Implementing the Agenda 2030 - what is the role of forums?, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 27(5), 443-457, doi:10.1080/13504509.2020.1719546, Institutional Repository
Pakizer, K.; Fischer, M.; Lieberherr, E. (2020) Policy instrument mixes for operating modular technology within hybrid water systems, Environmental Science and Policy, 105, 120-133, doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2019.12.009, Institutional Repository
Narayan, A. S.; Fischer, M.; Lüthi, C. (2020) Social network analysis for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH): application in governance of decentralized wastewater treatment in India using a novel validation methodology, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, 198 (18 pp.), doi:10.3389/fenvs.2019.00198, Institutional Repository
Pham-Truffert, M.; Metz, F.; Fischer, M.; Rueff, H.; Messerli, P. (2020) Interactions among sustainable development goals: knowledge for identifying multipliers and virtuous cycles, Sustainable Development, 28(5), 1236-1250, doi:10.1002/sd.2073, Institutional Repository
Metz, F.; Angst, M.; Fischer, M. (2020) Policy integration: do laws or actors integrate issues relevant to flood risk management in Switzerland?, Global Environmental Change, 61, 101945 (12 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.101945, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Jager, N. W. (2020) How policy-specific factors influence horizontal cooperation among subnational governments: evidence from the Swiss water sector, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 50(4), 645-671, doi:10.1093/publius/pjaa002, Institutional Repository
Brandenberger, L.; Ingold, K.; Fischer, M.; Schläpfer, I.; Leifeld, P. (2020) Boundary spanning through engagement of policy actors in multiple issues, Policy Studies Journal, doi:10.1111/psj.12404, Institutional Repository
Berardo, R.; Fischer, M.; Hamilton, M. (2020) Collaborative governance and the challenges of network-based research, American Review of Public Administration (ARPA), 50(8), 898-913, doi:10.1177/0275074020927792, Institutional Repository
Andriamihaja, O. R.; Metz, F.; Zaehringer, J. G.; Fischer, M.; Messerli, P. (2021) Identifying agents of change for sustainable land governance, Land Use Policy, 100, 104882, doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104882, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: manuel.fischer@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5676
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC E32

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Expert of

environmental policy

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Research Focus

  • Governance and decision-making
  • Political networks
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Water governance
  • Environmental and energy politics
  • Swiss Politics

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