Arnim Wiek

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
USA
480-965-2387
Email: arnim.wiek@asu.edu
Web: http://www.public.asu.edu/~awiek/

Biography

Arnim Wiek received his Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor in ASU's School of Sustainability. He serves on the boards of the International Sustainable Development Research Society and the International Sustainability Conferences. Wiek has conducted sustainability research on urban development, land use conflicts and resource management in several European countries, Canada and Sri Lanka, and has researched sustainable governance of nanotechnology and nuclear power as well. His methodological research has focused on the question of how research between scientists and non-academic partners from government, business and the civil society is initiated, facilitated and institutionalized to support sustainability transitions.

Expertise

sustainability science; urban development; emerging technologies; scenario analysis; sustainability assessment; anticipatory governance; decision making; participatory research; intervention research; transition research; climate change mitigation

Education

PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 2005

MS, University of Jena (Germany), 2002

MA, Free University, Berlin, 1998

Journal Articles

In Press

Wender, B., R. W. Foley, T. P. Seager, D. H. Guston and A. D. Wiek. In Press. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business

2015

Kuzdas, C., A. D. Wiek, B. P. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2015. Integrated and participatory analysis of water governance regimes: The case of the Costa Rican dry tropics. World Development (66):254-268.

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2015. Envisioning the future of water governance: A survey of central Arizona water decision makers. Environmental Practice 16:1-11. DOI: 10.1017/S1466046614000489 . (link)

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Book Chapters

In Press

Klinsky, S. and A. Golub. In Press. Justice and sustainability. In: Wiek, A. D. and H. Heinrichs eds., Handbook of Sustainability.

2013

Redman, C. L. and A. D. Wiek. 2013. Sustainability as a transformation in education. Pp. 212-220 In: Johnston, L. F. ed., Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Posters

2014

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, R. Quay and D. Sampson. 2014. Linking stakeholder survey, scenario construction, and simulation modeling to explore long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2013

Quinn, J., D. D. White, L. Withycombe Keeler, A. D. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2013. The future of water in the desert: Convergence and divergence between decision makers and students. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quinn, J., D. D. White, L. Withycombe Keeler, A. D. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2013. The future of water in the desert: Convergence and divergence between decision makers and students. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

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Presentations

2014

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek, K. L. Larson, D. A. Sampson and R. Quay. 2014. Linking stakeholder engagement, scenario analysis, and simulation modeling to explore the long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Presentation at the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, May 19, 2014, Lemont, IL.

2013

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. D. Wiek and K. L. Larson. 2013. Envisioning the future of water governance in central Arizona: A survey of water decision makers. Presented June 6, 2013 at the 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 4-8, 2013, Estes Park Center, Colorado.

Wiek, A., L. Withycombe Keeler and D. D. White. 2013. The role of research in developing and implementing transformational solutions for water sustainability. Presentation at the Workshop: Transformational Solutions for Water in the West, September 5, 2013, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Reports

2012

Kuzdas, C., M. Yglesias, A. D. Wiek, B. P. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2012. Final Report: Sustainability Evaulation of Water Systems and Regional Water Management in the Portrero, Caimital, and Upper Nosara Watersheds. Comision para le Manejo de las Sub-cuencas Potrero y Caimital.

2010

Wiek, A. D., L. Withycombe and R. W. Kutter. 2010. Participatory approaches for constructing and using the new generation of climate change scenarios — A methodological review. White paper prepared for the Scenario Workshop of the National Climate Assessment, Washington, DC, December 6-8, 2010.