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Ieva Rucevska

Project Manager, Environmental Crime and Transboundary Waters
Phone: +47 92 89 54 83
Email: ieva.rucevska@grida.no

Education/Background:
M.Sc. Chemistry

Field of specialization and experiences:
Graduated from the Latvian University as a chemist and receiving training on Baltic Sea Environmental Engineering in Sweden, Ieva works on pollution issues in the natural environment, particularly in countries with emerging economies and developing countries. She has specific thematic knowledge on environmental crime such as issues concerning water pollution, waste management, and forest crimes.

Ieva's work involves applied research including field trips, and communication with different stakeholders. Recently, she was part of the team publishing the Rapid Response Assessment on Waste Crime – Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge. The main goal of the report is to feature the magnitude of waste crime issues.

She also has experience in cross-disciplinary issues in conflict zones, particularly in the Balkans, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Her contributions are referenced in the Environment and Security Initiative aiming at peaceful dialogue resolving complex issues. Her most recent work related to Climate Change adaptation measures is through Climate Change and Security analyses in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. 

Ieva also assists Central and Eastern European countries in developing integrated environmental assessment reports, state-of-the environment reports, as well as cross- disciplinary analyses. She  develops and participates in several regional assessment processes, and works to strengthen national and regional environmental information management systems in Central and Eastern Europe. She implements a number of capacity building programs working with governments and non-governmental organizations.