Ina Krüger is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute where she conducts research on water governance and coastal- and marine management on a national, European and international level. She works on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a specific focus on the Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), oceans (SDG 14) and climate action (SDG 13). She is a native German speaker, fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch and has a working knowledge of French.
At Ecologic Institute Ina Krüger manages and participates in international projects with partners from in and outside the EU, which entails stakeholder interviews and engagement, governance and policy analysis as well as the development of monitoring frameworks and indicators. Currently, she provides policy advice on the financing of water management to river basin organizations and their stakeholders in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil in the EuropeAid-funded project EcoCuencas, she advises the European Commission on Integrated Coastal Management and the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive in a service contract with Directorate-General for Environment and she develops a framework for monitoring ecosystem services provided by nature-based coastal climate adaptation measures in small island states in the Caribbean.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Ina Krüger worked at Deltares in the Netherlands as a scientific advisor on marine policy and water management. There she collaborated in various national and international projects dealing, for example, with climate adaptation and flood risk management in the Dutch Delta Programme, conflicts between water governance for flood protection and spatial planning in Colombia, the management and maintenance of water infrastructure, stakeholder engagement in Maritime Spatial Planning and designating and manageing Marine Protected Areas under the Natura 2000 legislation.
Ina Krüger has an interdisciplinary background with a Master of Science in Biology, majoring in marine ecology in Münster, Bremen and Kiel, Germany, and a Master of Science in Water Management from the UNESCO Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) in Delft (Netherlands), funded under the highly competitive Dutch Huygens Scholarship Programme. On research trips during her time as a student, Ina Krüger conducted a study on the ecology of marine invasive species in Chile and did research on the connection between sustainable development and stakeholder participation in groundwater management in Andalusia (Spain).