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Mysiak Jaroslav

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Jaroslav Mysiak is distinguished and experienced researcher in water economics and governance, climate risk and adaptation. For more than 10 years he has been working on topics related to integrated water resource management, policy analysis and implementation. Presently, Jaroslav is senior researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei as group leader of the area Natural hazards and extreme climate-related events. He is key expert of the following FP7 Projects:  ENHANCE (Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe) and SWITCH-ON (Sharing Water-related Information to Tackle Changes in the Hydrosphere - for Operational Needs ). Before he coordinated  FP7 project EPI-WATER (Evaluating Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in Europe, 2011-2013), the ERA-net project WATER2ADAPT (Resilience enhancement and water demand management for climate change adaptation, 2010-2012), and EC DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection’s funded study PREEMPT (Policy-relevant assessment of socio-economic effects of droughts and floods, 2011-2012).He was coordinator of deputy coordinator of the FP7 project Xerochore (An Exercise to Assess Research Needs and Policy Choices in Areas of Drought) and key scientist in a number of European research projects Mulino, Transcat, Frap, HarmoniRiB, HarmoniCa, Newater.


He is also senior researcher at Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.


Jaroslav holds a PhD from the University of Göttingen (Germany). He is also an external teacher at the University Ca´Foscari in Venice. Jaroslav is a Fellow of the Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), member of the board of editors of the Journal Environmental Modelling and Software, former member of the EC Advisory Group for the FP7 Research Programme “People” and former chair of the Marie Currie Fellows Associations. His past academic affiliations include positions at the Technical University Zvolen (Slovakia), the University of Göttingen (Germany), the University of Milan (Italy), and the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle (Germany).

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