A.K.C. (Lieke) Brackel


Lieke's primary research is dedicated to the philosophy- and politics of water management. Prior to joining the TU Delft, she combined interdisciplinary environmental sciences, political science, and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (BSc Future Planet Studies and BA Philosophy, with distinction). In 2017, she won the Royal Dutch Water Network BSc thesis prize. In 2019, she graduated with distinction from Wageningen University (MSc program International Land- and Water Management, specialization Water, Society, & Technology).


Climate change puts pressure on existing water policy arrangements, raising questions of justice and solidarity. As climate adaptation strategies are being designed, possibilities open-up to rethink how societies’ organize the distribution of costs- and risks in water management.

In the PhD project 'Ethics of Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation', Lieke works together with Prof. dr. mr. ir. Neelke Doorn and dr. ir. Udo Pesch. She combines insights from political philosophy, applied ethics, and European comparative policy analysis.

Lieke Brackel

PhD Candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Water Ethics
Political Philosophy
Comparative Policy Analysis
Water Resources Management
Philosophy of Science and Technology