Susanne Schmeier is an associate professor at IHE Delft – Institute for Water Education. Her research and advisory work focuses on conflict and cooperation over water resources and tools and approaches for preventing and mitigating water-related conflict and instability risks. She has published extensively on topics relating to water conflict and cooperation and legal and institutional mechanisms for sustainable environmental and water governance.
Susanne is also the manager of the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership, an innovative partnership that identifies water-related conflict risks around the world and provides analytical tools and services, capacity development and dialogue support for understanding human responses to water-related risks and determining adequate policy responses. She also engages in advisory capacities with various partners, including UNESCO and UNECE and holds a courtesy faculty position in the Water Resources Policy and Management Program at Oregon State University (OSU).
Prior to joining IHE Delft, Susanne worked for the German Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), where she managed GIZ’s transboundary water portfolio and GIZ’s water, energy and food security nexus project. Prior to this, she worked for various international and regional organizations, including the World Bank and the Mekong River Commission. Susanne holds a PhD in transboundary water governance, an LLM in international law and an MA in international law and international relations.