About

Sabine is a project manager at adelphi – a think tank and public policy consulting on climate, environment and development. Prior to that she worked as a researcher at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and as a lecturer at the Global and European Studies Institute in Leipzig, Germany. Her work focuses on international water cooperation, resource governance, vulnerability, and adaptation to environmental change. Sabine studied African Studies, Political Science and Education at the University of Leipzig and the University of Stellenbosch.

She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Leipzig. She received a PhD scholarship from the Foundation of German Business. Main academic interests Water governance, international waters, River/Lake Basin Organization Environmental change, climate change and adaptation Environmental conflicts Development, development cooperation International Relations Theory Southern and Eastern Africa

Selected publications:

  • Pohl, Benjamin; Annika Kramer, William Hull, Sabine Blumstein, Iskandar Abdullaev, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Tais Reznikova, Ekaterina Strikeleva, Eduard Interwies and Stefan Görlitz (2017) Rethinking Water in Central Asia. The costs of inaction and benefits of water cooperation. Bern: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
  • Sabine Blumstein (2017) Managing Adaptation: International Donors’ Influence on International River Basin Organizations in Southern Africa. In: International Journal of River Basin Management, Vol. 15(4), 461-473.
  • Blumstein, Sabine und Susanne Schmeier (2017) Disputes over International Watercourses: Can River Basin Organizations Make a Difference?. In: Management of Transboundary Water Resources under Scarcity . New Jersey: World Scientific, 191-236.
  • Blumstein, Sabine, Benjamin Pohl and Dennis Tänzler (2016) Water and Climate Diplomacy. Integrative Approaches for Adaptive Action in Transboundary River Basins. adelphi: Berlin. https://www.adelphi.de/en/publication/water-and-climate-diplomacy
  • Schmeier, Susanne, Andrea Gerlak and Sabine Blumstein (2016) Clearing the Muddy Waters of Shared Watercourses Governance: Conceptualizing international River Basin Organizations, in: International Environmental Agreements, Vol 16(4), 597-619.
  • Schulze, Sabine & Schmeier, Susanne (2012) Governing environmental change in international river basins: the role of river basin organizations, International Journal of River Basin Management, Vol. 10(3), 229-244.
  • Schulze, Sabine (2010) Adapting to Environmental Change: The Case of River Basin Organizations, in: International Affairs Forum, Special Issue on Food, Water and Energy Security, Spring 2010, Center for International Relations, Arlington/USA.
  • Schulze, Sabine (2008) Wasser und Konflikt in Afrika. Die Rolle natürlicher Ressourcen in gewaltsamen Konflikten der Sahelregion, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken/Germany.
  • Schulze, Sabine (2008) Auslandsgeschäfte im Südlichen Afrika. Außenhandel mitteldeutscher Unternehmen mit der Südafrikanischen Entwicklungsgemeinschaft, Industrie- und Handelskammer Halle-Dessau, Halle (Saale)/Germany.

Contact information:

Sabine Blumstein
adelphi
Alt-Moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Germany

blumstein[at]adelphi.de

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