Home > About NOREF > Michael Renner

About NOREF

Michael Renner

is a Senior Researcher at the Washington, DC-based Worldwatch Institute. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Institute for Environmental Security, The Hague/Brussels. Since 2008, he has been a part-time instructor with the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Since joining Worldwatch in 1987, his work has focused on linkages between environment, resources, and conflict; post-disaster peacemaking; and employment and environment. Born and raised in Germany, he received a Master's degree in international relations from the University of Amsterdam.

Research areas:  Asia

Publications

Water and energy dynamics in the Greater Himalayan region: opportunities for environmental peacebuilding
By IRRI images under a Creative Commons licence Michael Renner 21 September 2011
The water crisis in the Greater Himalayas constitutes an enormous challenge for the region and a growing, if still under-reported, concern in the West. Elements of the crisis include floods and droughts, unpredictable changes in the timing of water flows, hydropower rivalries and persistently unsafe drinking water. Population growth, u... more  
Water challenges in Central-South Asia
publication Michael Renner 16 December 2009
Climate change will increasingly exacerbate water scarcity in Central-South Asia, while unsafe water is a leading cause of death in Pakistan and Afghanistan. more  

Featured

Stay informed

Subscribe to notifications from NOREF.

Follow NOREF

Recommended

 
Deadly cargo: explosive weapons in populated areas
OpenDemocracy
Deadly cargo: explosive weapons in populated areas
OpenDemocracy
 
BBC
BBC
Sixteen killed in Egypt protests
Sixteen killed in Egypt protests
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death
World leaders pay respects in Riyadh
World leaders pay respects in Riyadh
 
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Did Egypt's army manipulate the revolution?
Did Egypt's army manipulate the revolution?
Zambia's ruling party candidate wins presidential vote
Zambia's ruling party candidate wins presidential vote
Protest deaths mark anniversary of Egyptian uprising
Protest deaths mark anniversary of Egyptian uprising
 
ISN
ISN
Firing Blanks? The Arms Trade Treaty
Firing Blanks? The Arms Trade Treaty
China in Africa: New Perspectives on Development
China in Africa: New Perspectives on Development
Your Investment, Our Economy
Your Investment, Our Economy