IGS University of Twente
Research group CSTM

Maia Lordkipanidze, PhD candidate



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Maia Lordkipanidze holds a Master's Degree in the field of Enironmental Management and Policy (2001-2002) from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden, and BA degree from the Institute of Ecology, Environment and Agribusiness at Georgia Academy of Sciences (Georgia) in the field of Accounting & Audit in Agribusiness (1994-1999). Her current PhD research project aims at assessing the governance context to enhance resilience against climate change in selected nature areas in the Netherlands and UK. The focus of the research is to what extent the governance regime context supports or hampers implementation of adaptive measures.  Currently, she is also involved in DROP project which stands for "benefit of governance in DROught adaPtation", in the frame of Interreg IVB North West Europe program.

Prior to her current research, Maia has been working for the Province of Friesland in Leeuwarden and has been involved in European projects such as Cradle to Cradle Islands (Interreg IVB) and Sigma for Water project (Interreg IVC), undertaking research, advising and assisting with development of proposals related to regional development and innovations. Moreover, she has worked with EU Interreg projects related to protected areas and sustainable innovations (MoPark- Mobility in the National Parks and FSI- Facilitating Sustainable Innovations) at TU Twente, TU Delft and Cartesius Institute.




Protected areas


Ecosystem services


Governance assessment


Social-ecological resilience


Water management