Johan Rockström

Director Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)

Johan Rockström is the Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and a Professor in Environmental Science with emphasis on water resources and global sustainability at Stockholm University.

Professor Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues. He is one of the leading scientists within the science on planetary boundaries—an approach to human prosperity in the Anthropocene, as well as a leading scientist on global water resources and strategies to build resilience in water scarce regions of the world, Prof. Rockström has more than 15 years of experience of research on agriculture, water resources and ecosystem services. He has written over 100 research publications with more than 50 peer- reviewed scientific articles and several books in the fields of global environmental change; resilience and sustainability; agricultural water management; watershed hydrology; global water resources and food production; and eco-hydrology.

Prof. Rockström has served as advisor to several governments, international policy processes and business networks, and has published several books and over 100 scientific articles. He chaired the design phase for Future Earth and currently chairs the Earth League, the EAT initiative, and the CGIAR program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.