Landuse conflicts

Kenya Waterpoint

The Research Group Landuse Conflicts carries out research on conflicts over natural resources. A particular focus is placed on usage of land and water. Human-environment interactions are at the heart of the analysis.

Current Research Projects:

  • On Risk and Resources: Exploring the Nexus of Oil, Conflict and Climate Change in North-west Kenya. Funded by the National Geographic Society. Period: 2016 - 2019. PI: Jun. Prof. Dr. Janpeter Schilling.

  • Landuse Conflicts in Rhineland-Palatinate. Funded by the University of Koblenz-Landau. Period: 2016 - 2019. Role: PI: Jun. Prof. Dr. Janpeter Schilling.
  • SALIDRAA 2, "Salt in the System": Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Water Management in the Draa Catchment of Morocco. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Period: 2019 - 2024. PI: Jun. Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Berger. Lead for Conflict Analysis: Jun. Prof. Dr. Janpeter Schilling.
  • PRODIGY: „Process-based & Resilience-Oriented management of DIversity Generates sustainabilitY“. Funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Period: 2019 - 2022. PI: Prof. Dr. Hermann Jungkunst. Lead for Conflict Analysis: Jun. Prof. Dr. Janpeter Schilling.

PhD Projects:

  • 'Diverting Disasters: A Multi-method Analysis of Flood Management and its Conflict Implications in Pakistan'. Funded by the University of Koblenz-Landau. Period: 2017 - 2020. PI: Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah.
  • “The Role of Academic Networks in Governing Climate-resilient Development in Cities”. Funded by the University of Koblenz-Landau. Period: 2017 - 2020. PI: Rebecca Froese.
  • "Water Shortages at Water Abundant Areas: The Impacts of Man‐Made Activities on Innerstate Low‐Key Conflicts in the Eastern African Community with a Particular Focus on Kenya and Uganda". Funded by the University of Koblenz-Landau. Period: 2017 - 2020. PI: Julia Renner.

There is currently a PhD position advertised on Water-related Conflicts. Please find it here.