Anna Ledin is Secretary General at the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and Professor in Water and Environmental Engineering at Lund University. She received her PhD at Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University, one of the first interdisciplinary institutions in Sweden, and continued to develop her interest for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary needs-driven research during almost 15 years at Department of Environmental Engineering at Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen.
Ledin’s research has mainly focused on handling of urban waters, with special emphasis on chemical pollution. She is now leading a EU funded project aimed at developing a vision and road maps for how research funding organizations and policy makers can promote and harness research and development for sustainable development. The aim is to develop useful tools for both EU COM and the member states.