Benedict Bueb works as an International Fellow at Ecologic Institute. In his work, he focuses on environmental governance and policy, with an emphasis on water issues. Further research interests include political and socioeconomic aspects of climate adaptation as well as sustainable development. His native language is German; he is fluent in English and has knowledge of Spanish and French.
At Ecologic Institute, Benedict Bueb works on different projects. He is particularly involved in the project "Increasing Good Governance for Achieving the Objectives of Integrated Water Resources Management" (STEER). This project aims to identify approaches to increase good governance in relation to complex water resource problems and systemic challenges and to implement appropriate measures in individual cases. In addition, he supports the project Digital Water City. In the project, he explores pathways to enhance the sustainability in the water management of five major European cities by leveraging the potential of data and digital technologies.
Before starting at Ecologic Institute, Benedict Bueb worked as an intern and consultant at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Eschborn (Germany). Furthermore, he held internships at the country office of KfW development bank in Yangon (Myanmar), the German Embassy in Belgrade (Serbia) and the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in Berlin. He also supported the project "Consideration of Expert Knowledge – International Public Administrations as Policy Experts" at the University of Potsdam (Germany) as a research assistant.
Benedict Bueb holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universität Potsdam (Germany). In his master thesis, he conducted field research in Ecuador to analyse the implementation of recent water management reforms in the country and the involvement of international organisations in this process. He also holds a Bachelor's in Politics and Economics from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). During his studies, he spent semesters abroad at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC (USA) and at the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).