Dr. Darla N. Nickel
Dr. Darla Nickel was a Senior Fellow with Ecologic Institute focusing on international and European water policy and management. The key aspects of her work encompassed urban water management, knowledge transfer between science and policy and on a transatlantic scale, and strategies for adaptation to climate change. Darla Nickel was on secondment in California until the end of January 2013. Before this, she coordinated the institute's water activities. Darla works in both German and English.
- Environmental and health-related indicators in the benchmarking of water suppliers (Federal Environment Agency (UBA))
- WaterDiss 2.0: Dissemination and uptake of FP water research results (7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation)
- Transnational knowledge exchange on innovative stormwater management practice (United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))
- Indicators for the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (UBA)
- Analysis of climate adaptation projects (UBA)
- EU water policy in developing countries (European Parliament)
In addition to project work, Darla Nickel lectures regularly at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and the Johns Hopkins Summer School on European Environmental Politics.
Darla Nickel completed her doctorate at the University of Stuttgart on the relationships between drinking water prices and regional differences in water availability and quality, land use, relief, soil conditions, and settlement structures. She also analyzed the impacts of global change on drinking water supply as a member of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)-funded research consortium GLOWA-Danube and assumed teaching responsibilities for the international MSc program Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM). Darla Nickel studied environmental engineering at the TU Berlin with a focus on water management, water pollution control, and soil protection. She held a scholarship from the Airlift Gratitude Foundation.