FSR Water is a research area within the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), established in 2010 with the goal of providing innovative thought, analysis and discussion of EU water regulatory policies.
FSR Water is directed by Stéphane Saussier. Its core research focuses on economic regulation and governance in the water sector including pricing policies, benchmarking.
“Water is a fascinating topic. It is one of the most precious natural resources but it also brings along some of the biggest challenges. Climate change, massive growth in population, rapid urbanisation, increasing pollution pressures, investment needs, affordability, accountability are some of the issues which put water governance under serious pressure. The Water Area provides a unique environment to explore and address those issues in a rigorous and comprehensive way. Gathering regulators, operators and academics, leading to outputs where theory is put into practice and where practice informs theory, our objectives are to improve our understanding of water governance issues and to make water regulation and water regulatory policies relevant and beneficial for all stakeholders. Joining us is also a great opportunity, through the Florence School of Regulation, to benefit from other areas and sectors experiences which often face similar issues.”Stéphane Saussier
FSR Water Area Director