Teresa Geidel works in the field of water and environmental governance for Fresh Thoughts since 2020. She is invested in different fields of environmental science and policymaking, especially the intersection in freshwater management for many years.
Teresa holds an MA in Public Policy with a focus on Governance from Central European University, Budapest and a Bachelors degree in Integrated Environmental Science (Renewable Energy Technology and Policy) from Jacobs University Bremen. In both her Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis she conducted empirical research to better understand why sales of (single-use) bottled water in Germany rise, despite good tap water quality, and what role the deposit system may play.
Her interest in water-related topics was sparked during an internship on the Seelabor Plattform on Lake Stechlin and took form in various papers for university and participation in additional online courses in transboundary water management and water integrity.
Before joining Fresh Thoughts, Teresa’s projects concerned water quality assurance in decentralized water provision systems as a student consultant for IHE Delft.
As a working student, she has worked for different organizations on stakeholder engagement and policy analysis in the areas of decarbonisation, renewable energies, marine governance, and tap water advocacy. In the past few years, she spent a lot of time organizing and analyzing public participation processes and citizen science projects in her free time.
associated projectsClimate Change policy update
Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (GoNEXUS)
Public participation in the National Water Strategy
Sustainable Hydropower Use and Integration in China and EU
Water for the Green Deal
Water Strategy Germany