Sustainability Science Program

Bernhard Truffer

Bernhard Truffer

Period at SSP: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Appointment title at SSP: Mid-Career Fellow in Sustainability Science
Research project title at SSP: Sustainable transitions in urban water management
Faculty host at SSP: John Briscoe, William Clark
Final SSP progress report on file: Progress report
Most recent institutional appointment on file: EAWAG - Swiss Fed. Inst. for Aquatic Science and Technology, CIRUS –Innovation Research in Utility Sectors
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Most recent CV on file: CV
This entry last updated on: June 17, 2015



Harris-Lovett, Sasha, Christian Binz, David L Sedlak, Michael Kiparsky, and Bernhard Truffer. 2015. Beyond user acceptance: A legitimacy framework for potable water reuse in CaliforniaEnvironmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00504.


Binz, Christian, Bernhard Truffer, Li Li, Yajuan Shi, Yonglong Lu. 2012. Conceptualizing leapfrogging with spatially coupled innovation systems: The case of onsite wastewater treatment in ChinaTechnological Forecasting and Social Change 79(1): 155-171.

Truffer, Bernhard and Lars Coenen. 2012. Environmental innovation and sustainability transitions in regional studiesRegional Studies 46(1): 1-21.

Worch, Hagen, Bernhard Truffer, Mundia Kabinga, Jochen Markard, and Anton Eberhard. 2012. Tackling the Capability Gap in Utility Firms: Applying Management Research to Infrastructure SectorsCID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper No. 55, Center for International Development, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.


Van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M, Bernhard Truffer, and Giorgos Kallisa. 2011. Environmental innovation and societal transitions: Introduction and overview. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 1(1):1-23.