Dr. Tobias Siegfried, Ph.D, is an associate research scientist at the Columbia Water Center, The Earth Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, both at Columbia University. Siegfried studied environmental physics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, U.K. He received his PhD from the Institute of Environmental Engineering at ETHZ in 2004. While integrating physical, social, economic and policy analysis, Siegfried studies numerous natural resources management challenges, from local up to global scales. He has completed field studies in Northern, Eastern and Southern Africa and is involved in ongoing work in Central and South Asia. Siegfried publishes his interdisciplinary scientific work in leading journals of the respective fields such as Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Sustainable Development, and Water Resource.
Siegfried, Tobias. 'Estimating the Performance of International Regulatory Regimes: Methodology and Empirical Application to International Water Management in the Naryn / Syr Darya Basin,' (with T. Bernauer)Water Resources Research43, W11406, doi:10.1029/2006WR005738, 2007. Siegfried, Tobias. 'Water in the21st Century: Defining the Elements of Global Crises and Potential Solutions,' (with Upmanu Lall, Tanya Heikkila, Casey Brown) Journal of International Affairs 61(2), Spring/Summer 2008 Siegfried, Tobias.'A multiobjective discrete stochastic optimization approach to shared aquifer management: Methodology and application,' (with W. Kinzelbach) Water Resources Research 42, W02402, 2006. Siegfried, Tobias. 'Analysis of Extreme Summer Rainfall Using Climate Teleconnections and Typhoon Characteristics in South Korea,' (with H. Kwon and A. Khalil) JAWRA 44(2): 436 - 438, 2008. Siegfried, Tobias. ''On Cooperation, Compliance and Performance in International Water Management,'' (with T. Bernauer) Global Governance, forthcoming