Jérôme Marty, Ph.D
Project Director at Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)
I am a project director at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) where I lead assessments on Disaster Resilience and on the Circular Economy in Canada. Past recent projects at CCA include the reports on Indigenous Policing (for Public Safety Canada) and on Integrated Natural Resources Management (for NRCan).
Prior to joining the CCA in 2016, I was a research scientist at the St. Lawrence River Institute, a director of environment for eastern Ontario in a large consulting firm (WSP Canada), and a science advisor at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
I am a past President of the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) and of the Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL). I volunteer on the Board of Watershed Canada and as a member of several scientific advisory committees at the St. Lawrence River Institute, the Ottawa River Keeper, and the Lake Kivu Monitoring Program (Rwanda).
In 2019, I became the Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) which was incorporated as an NGO in 2020. In 2019, I was also appointed on the Science Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission (IJC).
I am a River Champion for both the St. Lawrence and the Ottawa River and I share my passion for the environment and water, teaching at the University of Ottawa at graduate and undergraduate levels since 2011.
I authored about 25 peer reviewed publications on the ecology of lakes, rivers and reservoirs and on the impacts of human activities on these ecosystems in Canada. As a freshwater expert, I continue to advise governments on water related issues.
When not working, I can be found biking, paddling, or playing accordion.