Magdalena Rogger

Magdalena Rogger

Magdalena Rogger is an environmental expert who holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering and a PhD in hydrology.

Besides being involved as a hydrological expert in projects such as the India-EU Water Partnership, she is experienced with projects related to the WFD and FD (Water Framework Directive and Flood Directive). Furthermore, she acts as water management expert for the Climate-Adapt Platform that focuses on Climate Change Adaptation in the European Union.

From October 2009 to March 2013, she wrote her PhD within the „Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resources Systems“ at the Vienna University of Technology, an interdisciplinary programme aimed at researching complex water resource systems. In her PhD with the title „Extreme flood estimation and runoff process in alpine catchments“, she focused on flood generation and flood risk in alpine areas. The Phd was awarded with the „Dr. Ernst Fehrer Preis“ of the Vienna University of Technology. She has written a number of international publications and was member of the IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences), EGU und AGU .

From 2007 to 2009 she worked for the Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH in the field of International Consulting supporting international consulting projects related to water management, energy and climate. From 2001 to 2006 she studied environmental engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. During her studies she spent one year abroad at the Uppsala University in Sweden. She is fluent in German, English and Italian.

associated projects

Analysis of draft River Basin Management Plans in Europe
Baseline study for the implementation of lighthouses of Mission ‘Restore our ocean and waters by 2030’
Conference on water, climate change, and adaptation
Development of an Annotated Outline of a Climate Adaptation Strategy of the Drina River Basin
EU Taxonomy Public consultation support
European Drought Observatory
European Topic Centre on Climate change Adaptation
European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation (2019-2021)
Floods Directive and Water Framework Directive Compliance check
Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (GoNEXUS)
Legal and technical assessments of Member States’ compliance with the applicable EU environmental legislation
Review of existing flood management policies and enabling environments, conducting institutional capacity assessment with gap analyses and develop basin FRM polices
Strategic environmental assessment for the second Austrian flood risk management plan
Support to the India-EU Water Partnership
Supporting the World Bank by producing a training kit on Flood Risk Management in the European Union
Water for the Green Deal
Water Strategy Germany
WFD and FD Framework Contract 2016+


Policy Expert Water