Inga T. Winkler is a doctoral student in public international law at the School of Law of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and concentrates on the human right to water in her doctoral thesis. After graduating from Law School in July 2005 she worked for the UNDP Water Governance Programme in New York and then started her doctoral studies. These are supported by a scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation . Furthermore, Ms. Winkler works within the German section of amnesty international where she focuses on economic, social and cultural rights and is responsible for the human right to water.