Sabrina Kirschke is a research assistant with the Water Resource Management unit at UNU-FLORES. She contributes to the research, academic and capacity development activities in water resources management within the water-soil-waste nexus. Before joining UNU-FLORES, she worked as a research associate in several water-related projects at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Magdeburg, Germany and as a consultant and intern at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung GmbH in Eschborn and Uganda. She is particularly interested in conceptualising complexities of water quality-related nexus problems and to developing tools to addressing these problems in practice. Her work refers to various regional levels (e.g. transboundary, national) and regulations (e.g. European Water Framework Directive). She is experienced with interdisciplinary and problem-oriented research, in-depth cooperation with stakeholders, and the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods. She received her Diplom (Master of Arts) in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. Since 2013, she pursues a PhD in Political Science at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany on the governance of complex water-related problems within the European Water Framework Directive.