Claudia Ringler is Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute. She co-leads the Institute’s water research program and is also a theme leader of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Lands and Ecosystems. She is currently also on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Water Systems Project and on the Global Water Partnership’s Water Security Taskforce.
Claudia’s research interests are water resources management–in particular, river basin management–and agricultural and natural resource policies for developing countries. Over the last 10 years she has also undertaken research on the impacts of climate change for developing country agriculture and on appropriate adaptation and mitigation options. She has more than 100 publications in the areas of water management, global food and water security, natural resource constraints to global food production, and the synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Claudia received a business administration degree from ESB Business School, Reutlingen, and ICADE, Spain, an MA degree in international and development economics from Yale University and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Center for Development Research, Bonn, Germany.