Dr. Josselin Rouillard
Dr. Josselin Rouillard joined Ecologic Institute Berlin as a Fellow in 2013. He works on environmental governance and economics, with specific expertise in water and river basin management, climate change adaptation and rural development. He has a strong background in both academic research and consultancy services for supporting the implementation of European water, climate and rural development policies. Josselin Rouillard is a native French speaker, is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Josselin Rouillard is involved in supporting the European Commission on strengthening the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, with regards to the coherence of water and rural development policies and hydromorphological pressures and the definition of good ecological potential. He is a member of the European Topic Centre on Inland Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM) and is currently supporting the European Environment Agency in its assessment of the state of European waters. Josselin is also supporting the development of economic instruments to support river basin management in South America and the implementation of ecosystem based management for the protection of European freshwater, coastal and marine waters.
Before joining Ecologic Institute Josselin Rouillard was a research associate for the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh and for the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, where he worked on a variety of research projects on energy governance, river basin management and the ecosystem services approach. He also worked for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology as an environmental consultant (free-lance associated with Europe-Planet Earth and for ACTeon) and as an intern for the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels.
Josselin Rouillard completed his doctorate studies in 2012 as part of a collaborative program between the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society, the University of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh. His thesis was on adaptive water governance, flood risk management and rural development in Scotland. He holds a MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Reading.