Dr. Steffen Niemann

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ

Department Aquatische Ökosystemanalyse und Management (ASAM)

Brückstraße 3a
39114 Magdeburg


steffen.niemann@ufz.de

Tel.: +49 391 810 9653
Fax: +49 391 810 9150

Dr. Steffen Niemann

Curriculum vitae

1988 - 1996

Studies of Geography, Political Sciences, and African Studies at the Universities of Tübingen and Hamburg (Research Masters (Dipl. Geogr.) 1996).

1994

Research Assistant in the geo-ecological research project "Human impact on the tropic ecosystem: consequences for the global climate, case study Ogun River, Nigeria".
Trainee in the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), Department for water resources, energy supply and housing, in Bonn.

1995 - 1996

Consultant (part-time) at LUSO Consult, Hamburg.

1996 - 1999

Ph.D., integrated in a multi-disciplinary research programme "Geoscience research in Africa" at the University of Würzburg, Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG.

2000 - 2002

Lecturer in Geography at the Institute of Geography at the University of Würzburg, Faculty of Geography.

2002 - 2007

Research Fellow (Lecturer) at the Department of Physical Geography at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Frankfurt, in the project "Supplying the population – Interactions among demographic trends, needs and supply systems".

2007 - 2008

Independent scientific consultant, and simultaneously external research associate at the Frankfurt-based Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in the project "CuveWaters – Integrated Water Resources Management in northern Namibia (Cuvelai-Delta)", particularly responsible for supporting the regional establishment in the study area, empirical studies, and concept research.

Since 2009

Capacity Building Specialist in the International Water alliance Saxony at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Magdeburg.

Research fields

Management of natural resources (particularly in trans-boundary context; spatial implications), Water supply & Sanitation, Integrated Water Resources Management, Capacity Development

Selected Publications (2000-2013)

Leidel, M., Niemann, S., Saliha, A.H., Cullmann, J., Seidel, N., Borchardt, D., Krebs, P., Bernhofer, Chr. (2013): IWRM education: e-learning module on Integrated Water resources Management. – in: Environmental Earth Sciences (2013) Vol. 68, Issue 2: 609-613. DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-2059-3.

Leidel, M., Niemann, S., Hagemann, N. (2012): Capacity development as a key factor for integrated water resources management (IWRM): improving water management in the Western Bug River Basin, Ukraine. – in: Environmental Earth Sciences (2012) Vol. 65, Number 5: 1415-1426. DOI 10.1007/s12665-001-1223-5.

Niemann, S.
, Graefe, O. (2010): Die ungleiche Wasserversorgung in Afrika: Eine kontinentale Entwicklungshypothek. – in: Glaser, R., Kremb, K., Drescher, A.W. (Eds.): Afrika. Darmstadt, 33-46.

Leidel, M., Niemann, S. (2009): Internationale WasserforschungsAllianz Sachsen (IWAS) – Capacity Development Leitlinien.
http://www.iwas-sachsen.ufz.de/data/IWAS-CD-Leitlinien11658.pdf

Niemann, S., Moser, P.M. (2008): Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – Principles and Practical Approach. – in: Bastian, C., Gunkel, A., Leistert, H., Menniken, T., Rhodius, R., Schlipphak, B. (Eds.): Wasser – Konfliktstoff des 21. Jahrhunderts. Heidelberg, 157-167.

Niemann, S. (2008): Spatial aspects of supply: Migration, Water Transfer and IWRM. – in: Hummel, D. (Ed.): Population dynamics and supply systems. A transdiciplinary approach. Frankfurt a.M. 99-128.

Hummel, D., Hertler, C., Niemann, S., Lux, A., Janowicz, C. (Eds.)(2008): Chapters A1: The demographic background; A2: The central analytical concept: Supply systems; A3: Research object: Interactions between demographic processes and transformations of supply systems; C1: Synopsis of the case study results; C2: Building sustainable supply systems: Requirements and prerequisites; C3: Conclusions and perspectives. – in: Hummel, D. (Ed.): Population dynamics and supply systems. A transdiciplinary approach. Frankfurt a.M.

Kluge, T., Liehr, S., Lux, A., Moser, P., Niemann, S., Umlauf, N., Urban, W. (2008): IWRM concept for the Cuvelai Basin in northern Namibia. – in: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Vol. 33 (2008), 48-55.

Niemann, S. (2006): Kontext und Relativität von "Ressourcen". – in: D. Hummel et al. (Eds.)(2006): Ressourcen und Bevölkerungsdynamiken – Ausgewählte Konzepte und sozial-ökologische Perspektiven. (demons working paper 6). Frankfurt a.M., 7-19.

Hummel, D., Hertler, C., Janowicz, C., Lux, A., Niemann, S. (Eds.)(2006): Ressourcen und Bevölkerungsdynamiken – Ausgewählte Konzepte und sozial-ökologische Perspektiven. (demons working paper 6). Frankfurt a.M.

Niemann, S., Graefe, O. (2006): Wasserversorgung in Afrika. Politik, Bevölkerungsdruck und Machtdefizit. – in: Geographische Rundschau 58 (2006) Vol. 2, 32-38.

Hummel, D., Hertler, C., Janowicz, C., Lux, A., Niemann, S. (Eds.)(2005): Bevölkerungsdynamik und Versorgungssysteme – Modelle für Wechselwirkungen. (demons working paper 5). Frankfurt a.M.

Niemann, S. (2005): IWRM und interbasinaler Wassertransfer - ein potenzieller Konflikt? - in: S. Neubert, W. Scheumann, A. van Edig, W. Huppert (Eds.): Integriertes Wasserressourcenmanagement (IWRM) – Ein Konzept in die Praxis überführen. Baden Baden, 83-95.

Hummel, D., Hertler, C., Niemann, S., Lux, A., Janowicz, C. (2004): Die Versorgungssysteme "Wasser" und "Ernährung" als Gegenstand sozial-ökologischer Forschung. (demons working paper 2). Frankfurt a.M.

Niemann, S. (2003): Foreword to: Deffner, V.: Städtische Wasserwirtschaft in Mahajanga, Madagaskar - Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in Theorie und Praxis. (Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte, Vol. 65). Würzburg, iii.

Hummel, D., Hertler, C., Niemann, S., Lux, A., Schultze, K.O. (2003): Die Versorgung der Bevölkerung - Wirkungszusammenhänge von demographischen Entwicklungen, Bedürfnissen und Versorgungssystemen. (demons working paper 1). Frankfurt a.M.

Niemann, S. (2002): Indigenous water resources management and water utilisation in northern Namibia (former "Ovamboland") - Can tradition help to overcome current problems? - in: Die Erde, Vol. 133 (02/2002). Berlin, 183-199.

Schliephake, K., Niemann, S., (2002): Wasser - Das unsichtbare Netz. Libyen und sein "Großer Künstlicher Fluss". - in: Beyrer, K., Andritzky, M. (Eds.): Das Netz. Sinn und Sinnlichkeit vernetzter Systeme. Heidelberg, 193-198.

Niemann, S. (2001): Wasser im afroasiatischen Trockengürtel und auf der Arabischen Halbinsel - ein Hindernis für die regionale Entwicklung? – in: K. Schliephake (Ed.): Südlicher Jemen - Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Wasser als physisch-geographische Grundlage. Southern Yemen - Economic development and water as a physical basis. (Würzburger Geographische Manuskripte, Vol. 54). Würzburg, 149-157.

Niemann, S. (2000): Wasserversorgung und Wasserverwendung in Namibia. Nutzungstraditionen als Grundlage eines nachhaltigen Ressourcenverbrauches im ehemaligen Ovamboland. - Hamburg (Hamburger Beiträge zur Afrika-Kunde, Vol. 61).

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Aktuelle Publikationen

Friese,K., Schultze,M., Boehrer,B., Büttner,O., Herzsprung,P., Koschorreck,M., Kuehn,B., Rönicke,H., Tittel,J., Wendt-Potthoff,K., Wollschläger,U., Dietze, M. and K. Rinke (2014): Ecological response of two hydro-morphological similar pre-dams to contrasting land-use in the Rappbode reservoir system (Germany). In: International Review of Hydrobiology 2014,99, 335–349, DOI: 10.1002/iroh.201301672

Karthe, D.; Chalov, S. & Borchardt, D. (2014): Water Resources and their management in Central Asia in the early 21st Century: Status, Challenges and Future Prospects. Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI:10.1007/s12665-014-3789-

Hartwig, M., Borchardt, D. (2014): Alteration of key hyporheic functions through biological and physical clogging along a nutrient and fine-sediment gradient. Ecohydrology. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1571.

Karthe, D., Heldt, S., Houdret, A., Borchardt, D., (2014): IWRM in a country under rapid transition: lessons learnt from the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia. Environ. Earth Sci.. 10.1007/s12665-014-3435-y.

Anis, M.R., Rode, M. (2014): Effect of climate change on overland flow generation: a case study in central Germany. Hydrological Processes, (accepted).

Buettner, O., Schulz, S., Rode, M. (2014): A new semi-quantitative tracer approach for the validation of a two-dimensional sediment transport model. J. of Great Lake Research (accepted)