Dr. Barbara Janusz-Pawletta

Affiliation: Vice-rector for International Cooperation, UNESCO Chair Holder in Water Management in Central Asia at Kazakh-German University (Deutsch-Kasachische Universitat)

Research interest: water governance

Email: janusz-pawletta@dku.kz

Editorial Board

Executive editors

Thematic cluster: Climate and Environment

Dr. Abror Gafurov

Affiliation: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Research interest: understanding hydrological cycle in Central Asia; mountain hydrology (snow and glaciers); climate impact assessment on water resources in Central Asia; application of remote sensing data in hydrology; hydrological forecasting

Email: gafurov@gfz-potsdam.de

Thematic cluster: Water law and governance

Dr. Jenniver Sehring

Affiliation: Senior Lecturer in Water Diplomacy, Integrated Water Systems and Governance Department, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

Research interest: water governance; water cooperation; water diplomacy; transboundary water cooperation; qualitative methods

Email: j.sehring@un-ihe.org


Thematic cluster: Water infrastructure and management systems

Dr. Vassilis J. Inglezakis

Affiliation: Reader, Chemical and Process Engineering Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Research interest: Wastewater reclamation, water remediation, porous & nanocomposite materials, waste management, soil science, biomedical applications of materials

Email: v_inglezakis@yahoo.com

Thematic cluster: Socio-economics

Dr. Stefanos Xenarios

Affiliation: Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University Astana, Kazakhstan

Research interest: natural resources management; environmental policy and economics, decision aiding systems; hydro-economic modelling; water-energy-food nexus; agricultural policy and rural development; stakeholder analysis


Associate editors

Dr. Ben Jarihani

Thematic cluster: Climate and Environment

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences; Senior Research Scientist, Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia; Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast / Land & Water, CSIRO

Research interest: Water Resources Management and Engineering; Hydrological processes, environmental modeling and data assimilation


Dr. Dinara R. Ziganshina

Thematic cluster: Water law and governance

Affiliation: Deputy Director at the Scientific Information Centre of Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (SIC ICWC) in Central Asia, Associate Professor at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Vvice-chair of the Implementation Committee under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. 

Research interest: public international law, transboundary waters, water diplomacy and security.


Dr. Ali Torabi Haghighi

Thematic cluster: Climate and Environment

Affiliation: Associate professor, Leader, Hydrosystems engineering and management research group, University of Oulu, Finland. 

Research interest: Lake and river flow regime, Large-scale Hydrology, Cold climate hydrology, Environmental Flow assessment, Sustainable water resources development, Extreme hydrology, River Engineering, Remote sensing in water resources, Dam and hydro power operation and Geotechnical engineering.


Dr. Andrei Dörre

Thematic cluster: Water law and governance

Affiliation: Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Workgroup Globalisation, Transformation, Gender. 

Research interest: Development geography, Transformation studies, Political geography, Political ecology, Human-environment relations, Commons.

Email: andrei.doerre@fu-berlin.de

Dr. Nodir Djanibekov

Thematic cluster: Socio-economics

Affiliation: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany

Research interest: agrarian institutions in land and water management; agricultural innovations and sustainability; agricultural policy issues; Central Asian agricultural development

Email: ndjanibeko@gmail.com

Dr. Vitaly Nagornov

Thematic cluster: Socio-economics

Affiliation: Senior Researcher, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Research interest: international relations; socio-economic development; monitoring and evaluation

Email: vanagornov@gmail.com

Dr. Dmitry Petrakov

Thematic cluster: Climate and Environment

Affiliation: Associate Professor at the Department of Cryolithology and Glaciology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Research interest: mountain glaciers, mountain hazards, including glacier hazards, debris flows, floods and snow avalanches and climate change. 

Email: dpetrakov@gmail.com

Dr. Elizabeth Arkhangelsky

Thematic cluster: Water infrastructure and management systems

Affiliation: Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University

Research interests: water/wastewater treatment, pressure driven membranes, fouling mechanisms and control, colloids’ transport mechanisms through nanopores, nanotools for membrane pore size determination, forward osmosis, membrane distillation.

Email: yelyzaveta.arkhangelsky@nu.edu.kz 

Dr. (D.Sc.) Natalia Frolova

Thematic cluster: Climate and Environment
Affiliation: Head of Department of Land  Hydrology, Professor, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography, Moscow, Russia
Research interests: climate impact assessment on river runoff and water resources; mountain
hydrology; hydrological calculations and forecasting, dangerous hydrological processes

Dr. Anastasia Lobanova

Thematic cluster: Climate and Environment
Affiliation:  Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK.
Research interests: assessment of climate impact on water resources, hydrological modelling, river flow forecasting, capacity building and stakeholder engagement

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