christine homewood


Personal Info

Academic Qualification

  • Since 2010    PhD Student, Project MontanAqua (NRP 61), Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
  • 2006-2007    Master in Geopolitics and International Relations, Institut d’Études Politiques, Toulouse, France
  • 2002-2006  Master of Arts, major subject of study: social and political sciences, University of Lausanne
  • 2001  Baccalauréat Général, Pau France

Professional Experience

  • 2008-2010              Project Manager, Smadja&Associates, Nyon, Switzerland.
  • 2007                       Internship at the French Embassy, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 2001-2002:             Research Assistant to Prof. R. Victor, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR), Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.


  • Social theory, Water Management, Political and Social Geography
  • Study region: Switzerland (Valais)


Current Project

  • NFP61-project: MontanAqua: Approaching water stress in the Alps – water management options in the Crans-Montana-Sierre Region (Valais) (2010-2013)


Publications in international journals, proceedings and books with peer review process


Schneider, F & Homewood, Ch: Exploring water governance arrangements in the Swiss Alps from a perspective of adaptive capacity. Mountain Research and Development (submitted)

Theses & other publications:

Homewood C., Crettaz R., Graefe O. (2011): Le bisse du Bénou, in : Les bisses économie, société, patrimoine. Actes du Colloque international, Annales valaisannes 2010-2011, Nahrath S., Papilloud J.-H, Reynard E., (dir. scientifique). Sion : SHVR Société d’histoire du Valais romand, p. 483-485


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