Eduard Interwies, the Director and Founder of InterSus, is an environmental economist and policy expert with more than 15 years of experience, with M.A. degrees Economics and Political Sciences. His main specializations are environmental and socio-economic impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses of policies and projects as well as pricing and cost-recovery strategies, especially in the policy fields of water and marine management, climate change and climate change adaptation. He combines stakeholder and policy maker engagement with classical desktop approaches to solve complex content and methodological challenges. Eduard is an experienced moderator and facilitator.
Stefan Görlitz is an environmental expert at InterSus, with seven years of work experience in water management (Floods Directive, WFD and MSFD implementation, ecosystem services of water and marine ecosystems, assessments of policies and measures), climate change and climate change adaptation, biodiversity and terrestrial water-based ecosystems (ecosystem services of wetlands and their monetary value). He has two Master degrees (Geography and Environmental Management), and is therefore used to working in multi-disciplinary environments.
Beyond that, InterSus has a pool of associates that support its work when needed.
Jan Cools is an interdisciplinary expert in land, water and ecosystem management with about 20 years of experience. His projects typically integrate natural/engineering sciences with governance and social/economic sciences. Jan is a conceptual thinker, and gained expertise in a number of policy fields through European and international research and consultancy projects regarding: river basin and flood risk management, water quality, climate change adaptation, marine and coastal management, green cities and societal transformations. He has a PhD in Environmental Sciences, an MSc in bio-engineering in land and water management and an MSc in Cultures and Development Studies. Jan is an experienced moderator and facilitator. While being an associate expert to InterSus, he is affiliated to the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Steffen Schwörer is a consultant with over 10 years experience specialized in the governance of water resources. Steffen has worked on projects related to river basin management, transboundary water cooperation, regional ocean governance, wetlands management and climate adaptation. He has expertise in policy analysis and advice, stakeholder engagement and applied research. Besides, he has project management skills including planning, knowledge management, results monitoring and evaluation. Steffen has been working on projects in Europe and the Mediterranean region, Latin America and the Caribbean, in several Asian countries and in Eastern Africa. He is a social scientist and holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from FU Berlin. Besides collaborating with InterSus, Steffen is a consultant and partner at GlobalCAD, Barcelona.