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Dr. Josselin Rouillard

Dr. Josselin Rouillard

Doctor of Philosophy
MSc (Environmental Change and Management)
BSc (Environmental Sciences)
Senior Fellow

Dr. Josselin Rouillard joined Ecologic Institute Berlin as a Senior Fellow and works on environmental governance and economics, with specific expertise in water and river basin management, rural development, and climate change adaptation. His background spans both academic research and consultancy services for supporting the implementation of water, climate and agricultural policies in Europe, with experience worldwide. His research work draws on adaptive governance and resilience scholarship, collective action theories and policy science studies. Josselin Rouillard is a native French speaker, is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of Spanish.

At Ecologic Institute, Josselin’s work concentrates on providing support to European and national institutions on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, especially with regards to the integration of European water and agricultural policies. He worked for example on the assessment of the State of Europe's Waters for the European Environment Agency, the development of guidance on the definition of good ecological potential, the assessment of water measures in Rural Development Plans and on strengthening the use of economic instruments in river basin management. He is a member of the European Topic Centre on Inland Coastal and Marine waters (ETC/ICM) and the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soils Systems (ETC/ULS).

Between 2018 and 2020, Josselin was on secondment to the French Geological Survey (Brgm) as part of a Marie-Skłodowska Individual Fellowship on sustainable groundwater management.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Josselin Rouillard was a research associate for the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee (United Kingdom) , where he worked on a variety of research projects on river basin management and the ecosystem services approach. He also worked as a project officer for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, as an environmental consultant with Europe-Planet Earth and for ACTeon (France), and as an intern for the European Environmental Bureau in Brussels (Belgium).

He 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 an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Reading.