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dr. G. Özerol (Gül)

Assistant Professor

Expertise

Water
Policy
Water
Governance
Water Management
Agriculture
Resource
Drought
Palestine
Irrigation

Research

Gül holds a PhD in 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 in the field of natural resource governance. 

Gül is keen to improve the scientific and practical foundations of the political, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability through applying transdisciplinary research methods. She has been participating in and managing various collaborative projects in Europe, North America, Middle East and North Africa, and acquired local experience in Turkey, Palestine, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States.

Research Interests

  • Water, energy and climate governance
  • Participation, conflict, gender and justice
  • Transdisciplinary and comparative research methods

Publications

Recent
Clancy, J. S. , Özerol, G. , Feenstra, M. H., Mohlakoana, N., & Sol Cueva, L. (2020). Engendering the Energy Transition: Setting the Scene. In Engendering the Energy Transition (pp. 3-9). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43513-4_1
Schillinger, J. M., Swaity, M., Abushaban, I., Abualtayef, M. , & Özerol, G. (2019). Conflict impacts on local water management in the Gaza Strip. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding 2019, Irvine, California, United States.
Böge , M., Bormann, H., Dolman, N. , Özerol, G. , Bressers, H., & Lijzenga, S. (2019). CATCH – der Umgang mit Starkregen als europäisches Verbundprojekt. Gas Wasserfach Wasser Abwasser, 160, 53-56.
Böge , M., Bormann, H., Dolman, N. , Özerol, G. , Bressers, H., & Lijzenga, S. (2019). CATCH – der Umgang mit Starkregen als europäisches Verbundprojekt. In 33. Oldenburger Rohrleitungsforum 2019: Rohrleitungen - Transportmedien für Trinkwasser und Abwasser (pp. 152-159). Vulkan Verlag.
Hoff, H., Alrahaife, S. A., El Hajj, R., Lohr, K., Mengoub, F. E., Farajalla, N., Fritzsche, K., Jobbins, G. , özerol, G., Schultz, R., & Ulrich, A. (2019). A nexus approach for the MENA region-from concept to knowledge to action. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7(APR), [48]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00048
Özerol, G. , Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Brisbois, M. C. , Casiano Flores, C. A., Deekshit, P., Girard, C., Knieper, C., Mirnezami, J., Ortega-Reig, M., Ranjan, P., Schröder , N., & Schröter , B. (2018). Comparative studies of water governance: A systematic review. Ecology and society, 23(4), [43]. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10548-230443

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Projects

Gül is the project manager for the University of Twente in CATCH and C5a, EU Interreg projects on climate resilience in the North Sea Region; and the editor of Fanack Water, an online media platform on water issues in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Between 2013 and 2020 she has been the coordinator of the Palestinian-Dutch Academic Cooperation Programme on Water (PADUCO). 

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