Andrea Beck

Andrea Beck is a PhD student in the Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) group, where she focuses on urban water governance. Prior to her doctoral studies, Andrea worked at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and adelphi consult. As part of international teams, she gained relevant experience in Israel, Germany, Malawi, and Tanzania, where she completed projects related to water, peace and security, as well as climate adaptation planning. Andrea received a M.Sc. in Bioresource Engineering (Integrated Water Resources Management) from McGill University, a M.A. in International Peace and Security from King’s College London, and a B.A. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin.


Beck, A. & Vogler, J. (2017). Book Review: The Evolution of Economic Systems: Varieties of Capitalism in the Global Economy. Journal of Economic Geography, 17(1), 263-264.

Beck, A. (2016). Aboriginal Consultation in Canadian Water Negotiations: The Mackenzie Bilateral Water Management Agreements. Dalhousie Law Journal, 39(2), 487-523.

Beck, A. (2016). Book Review: Handbook on Water Security. Water International, 41(7), 1049-1051.

Beck, A. (2015). The UN Peacebuilding Commission and the Potential of Water in Post-Conflict Development, Governance and Reconciliation. Water International, 40(2), 215-230.

Beck, A. (2014). China’s Strategy in the Arctic: A Case of Lawfare? The Polar Journal, 4(2), 306-318.

Beck, A. (2014). Drought, Dams, and Survival: Linking Water to Conflict and Cooperation in Syria’s Civil War. International Affairs Forum, 5(1), 11-22.