About Ad Jeuken
Dr. Ir. Jeuken is an expert advisor in the field of climate change adaptation and water management. He has a master degree in environmental sciences from the Wageningen University and Research and finished a PhD in Global Climate modeling at KNMI and the Technical University Eindhoven. After a short career in climate science he moved to work for Rijkswaterstaat, the national authority for water management in the Netherlands, holding several positions at the specialist advisory department for inland waters, RIZA.
At Deltares he is combining his knowledge and experience in water management with knowledge on climate change and general methods and concepts on dealing with future uncertainty.
Leading the thematic Deltares program on Climate Water and Spatial planning and the Knowledge for Climate program on a climate proof Fresh water supply he plays a central role in connecting science to the practice of policy making in these fields.
Throughout the years he has managed several multi-partner, multi-discipline projects. He likes the challenge to combine the knowledge from different disciplines, themes; sectors etc. and integrate it into useful advice for stakeholders.
Since the start he is steadily involved in the Dutch Delta program and he can be regarded as an expert on the approaches followed within this program to develop and assess adaptive water management strategies (Adaptive Delta Management).