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dr. G. Özerol (Gül)

Assistant Professor

Expertise

Water
Policy
Governance
Water
Palestine
Water Management
Agriculture
Drought

Research

Gül holds a PhD in Innovation and Governance for Sustainable Development from the University of Twente, an MSc degree in Integrated Assessment from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and BSc and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Her main research expertise is in actor-based and institutional policy analysis, focusing on politics, power and participation.

Gül is keen to improve the scientific and practical foundations of the political, institutional and behavioural dimensions of sustainability through transdisciplinary research on water, energy and land resources. She has been participating in and managing research, training and consultancy projects in Europe, North America, Middle East and North Africa, and acquired local experience in the Netherlands, Turkey, Palestine and the United States.

Research Interests

  • Water and energy governance, with a focus on participation, power, gender and equity
  • Water-energy-land nexus, with a focus on the governance of irrigation, wastewater and desalination
  • Urban water governance, with a focus on climate resilience
  • Transdisciplinary water research, with a focus on co-creation and communication of knowledge

Publications

Recent
Dolman, N. J., Lijzenga, S., Özerol, G., Bressers, J. T. A., Böge , M., & Bormann, H. (2018). Applying the Water Sensitive Cities framework for climate adaptation in the North Sea Region: First impressions from the CATCH project. Paper presented at Water Convention 2018, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Özerol, G., de Boer, C., & Bressers, H. (2017). Conclusions. In C. de Boer, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Ozerol, & H. T. A. Bressers (Eds.), Water governance, policy and knowledge transfer: international studies on contextual water management (Second ed., pp. 263-275). (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management). Londen: Routledge.
Thawaba, S., Abu-Madi, M., & Özerol, G. (2017). Effect of land-use/land-cover change on the future of rainfed agriculture in the Jenin Governorate, Palestine. International journal of global environmental issues, 16(1-3), 176-189. DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2017.083428
Al-Khatib, N., Shoqeir, J. A. H., Özerol, G., & Majaj, L. (2017). Governing the reuse of treated wastewater in irrigation: the case study of Jericho, Palestine. International journal of global environmental issues, 16(1-3), 135-148. DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2017.083424
Judeh, T., Haddad, M., & Özerol, G. (2017). Assessment of water governance in the West Bank, Palestine. International journal of global environmental issues, 16(1-3), 119-134. DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2017.083426

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Projects

Gül is currently the country coordinator of the Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Programme on Water (PADUCO), the governance team lead of the CATCH project on urban climate resilience in the North Sea Region, and the editor of Fanack Water, an online media platform on water in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1155
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1155
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands