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Hannah Kosow

Research Associate
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


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Hannah Kosow researches on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods. She focuses on environmental scenarios and qualitative system analyses, as well as on the participation of experts, stakeholders and citizens in research processes. Currently she works on conflicts and policy design in the fields of water and land use.

Selected Publications:

Dreyer M, Kosow H, Bauer A, Choncova B, Kozarev V, Timotievich L (2021): Public engagement with research: Citizens’ views on motivations, barriers and support.. In: Research for all; (accepted for publication)

Elsawah S, Hamilton S, Jakeman A, Rothman D, Schweizer V, Trutnevyte E, Carlsen H, Drakes C, Frame B, Fu B, Guivarch C, Haasnoot, M, Kemp-Benedict E, Kok, K., Kosow, H, Ryan, M, van Delden, H (2020): Scenario processes for socio-environmental analysis: A review of recent efforts and a salient research agenda to support decision making. In: Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138393 >>

Weimer-Jehle W, Vögele, S Hauser W, Kosow H, Poganietz W-P, Prehofer S (2020): Socio-technical energy scenarios: State of the art and CIB-based approaches. In: Climatic Change, special issue: Integrated scenario building in energy transition research, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02680-y; PDF

Krauss M, Hügler M, Kosow H, Wasielewski S, Zahumensky Y, Stauder S, Wienhöfer J, Kramer H, Minke R, León C (2019): Developing water management concepts for supporting SDG 6 in the metropolitan area of Lima/Peru. In: Water Solutions, 36-42 >>

Kosow H (2016): The best of both worlds? An exploratory study on forms and effects of new qualitative-quantitative scenario methodologies. Dissertation, University of Stuttgart PDF

Kosow H (2015): New outlooks in traceability and consistency of integrated scenarios. In: European Journal of Futures Research 3, DOI:10.1007/s40309-015-0077-6 PDF

Hannah Kosow studied Social Sciences (German and French double degree from the University of Stuttgart and Institut d’Études Politiques, Bordeaux). Since 2006, she has been working in applied research on the interface of society, technology and the environment, including at the IZT, DIALOGIK and ZIRIUS since 2009. She completed her doctorate at the University of Stuttgart in the Cluster of Excellence Simulation Technology on new qualitative and quantitative scenario methods.

Hannah Kosow is a social scientist with an inter- and transdisciplinary focus. In the CIB-Lab she works on the methodological reflection and further development of CIB as well as in its practical application. In her dissertation project she has been working on hybrid scenarios, i.e. the combination of qualitative (CIB-based) and model-based environmental scenarios (ACCESS). She is currently investigating in the TRUST project whether and how CIB can be used for policy and goal conflict analyses. Thematic focuses are environment (e.g. UBA framework assumptions), sustainable water use and water governance (LiWa, TRUST).

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