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Second Webinar Session Network of action Situation – TOMORROW!

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Dear colleagues,

Please join us for the second episode of our webinar miniseries on Network of action Situation taking place tomorrow Thursday, Mai 19th. at 17:00 CEST.

The talk will consist of two presentations with time for discussion after each. First up is Patrick Hofmann (Universitat Politècnica de València), presenting “Irrigation modernization and the efficiency paradox: a meta-study through the lenses of Networks of Action”,
followed by Elke Kellner(University of Arizona), aiming at “Identifying leverage points for shifting Water-Energy-Food nexus cases towards sustainability through the Networks of Action Situations approach combined with systems thinking Situations”

About the speakers: Patrick Hoffmann is a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona,Spain. His research focuses on the behavioral effects of modernization investments in collective irrigation systems in the context of increasing global water scarcity. He applies qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how water-use decisions are affected by increases in water-use efficiency, and how this impacts the capacity of irrigation communities to engage in collective action.

Elke Kellner is a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Arizona, US, focusing on the transformation of social-ecological systems towards sustainability.Using institutional analysis from a systems thinking and commons perspective, the aim of her work is to understand how complex multi-level trade-offsare managed in multi-actor, multi-interest governance systems. The goal is to bring knowledge into action by designing research through co-production processes and to inform policies and decision-makers that improve outcomes for people and nature. She holds a PhD in Climate Science from the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland, and an MSc in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. In her PostDoc at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), she focused on sustainable water governance under climate change, transcending multiple levels, scales, sectors, and actor types, including Water-Energy-Food Nexus. She has published on Polycentric Governance and the NAS approach and has been using the Social-Ecological Action Situations (SE-AS) framework.

The link for all talks of the series is https://uni-kassel.zoom.us/j/96213657772?pwd=T0JJdXBsd0JhVm9mTjYyWklpTmpEQT09

We look forward to insightful discussions with the community!

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