Dr. Frank Hüesker 

Research Unit Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Governance and Institutions
Working Group Social-Science Water Research (Speaker)

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1656
frank.hueesker@ufz.de

Frank Hüesker

Frank Hüesker is a political scientist and post-doc researcher on water governance, micropollutants and nature based solutions, focussing on changing actor constellation, power and problem perceptions in sustainability transition. In former projects he worked on the "Legitimacy and efficiency of global and European environmental governance", on "Sustainable urban infrastructures and municipal utilities" and on "Energy transition and sector integration" (e.g. nexus energy − water). 


Research topics 

  • Politics of water and chemicals
  • Legitimacy and efficiency of global and European environmental governance
  • Sustainable urban infrastructures and municipal utilities
  • Energy transition and sector integration (e.g. nexus to wastewater sector)

Publications & Presentations

Recent Publications:

Hendlin, Y., Arcuri, A., Lepenies, R., & Hüesker, F. (2020). Like Oil and Water: The Politics of (Not) Assessing Glyphosate Concentrations in Aquatic Ecosystems. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 11(3), 539-564. doi:10.1017/err.2020.65.

Zingraff-Hamed, A., Schröter, B., Schaub, S., Lepenies, R., Stein, U., Hüesker, F., Meyer, C., Schleyer, C., Schmeier, S. and Pusch, M.T., (2020). Perception of Bottlenecks in the Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive. Water Alternatives, 13(3), p.3.

Moss, T.; Hüesker, F. (print version 2019): Politicised nexus thinking in practice: Integrating urban wastewater utilities into regional energy markets. Special issue article: Interfacing infrastructure in cities: Politics and spatialities of the urban nexus. In: Urban Studies, 1-17, (Online first version: DOI: 10.1177/0042098017735229).

Lepenies, R., Hüesker, F., Beck, S., Brugnach, M. (2018): Discovering the Political Implications of Coproduction in Water Governance. In: Water 10 (10), 1475.

Hüesker, F.; Moss T. (2018): Kommunale (Abwasser-)Unternehmen als ein Standbein der dezentralen Energiewende. In: Radtke, Jörg; Kersting, Norbert (Hrsg.): Energiewende. Politikwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, Springer, 289-312.

Gretzschel, O.; Hüesker, F.; Schmitt, T. G.; Kolisch, G.; Salomon, D.; Zdrallek, M.; Schiebold, D.; Hanke, B. (2018): Flexibilitätsbeiträge von Kläranlagen zur Energiewende – Handlungsempfehlungen und Forderungen an Gesetzgeber und Politik. In: Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall, 65. Jg., vol. 3, 217ff.