About Hilde Passier
Dr. Hilde Passier is geochemist and manager of teams, programs and projects. She has had management roles on the interface of knowledge development and application of knowledge since 2006, as knowledge manager and department head (2008-2019).
She is leader of the strategic research program Environmental Quality at Deltares and coordinator of the applied-knowledge program of Deltares on water quality and nature for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. She is representing Deltares in the management of the Knowledge Impulse for the Delta Approach for Water Quality and participating in the projects of the Impulse, with the main goal to ensure the developed knowledge will have value in practice.
As department head of Subsurface and Groundwater Quality, she was manager of 25 experts, and responsible for the development and execution of applied research projects for numerous clients and consortia. These projects include collaborative projects of the Geochemical and Microbiological Laboratory ‘Castel’ at Deltares in Utrecht on innovative concepts for the improvement of environmental quality.
Keywords in her work are knowledge entrepreneurship, knowledge valorization, collaboration with knowledge partners and other parties, risk-based management of the environment, sustainable use of subsurface and water. She obtained her PhD in Marine Geochemistry at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has been employed by Deltares/TNO since 2003. Before that, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Geochemistry and the Paleomagnetic Laboratory at Utrecht University, and as a consultant on water and ecology for Royal Haskoning.
Leader of the strategic research program environmental quality2019 - present
Coordinator of the applied research program on water quality and nature2016 - present
Deltares / TNO (untill 2008)
Expert geochemist and project manager2003 - present
Head of the department of Subsurface and Groundwater Quality2010 - 2019
Manager of strategic research program eco innovations2013 - 2015
Deltares / TNO
Head of the department of Groundwater Quality2008 - 2010
Deputy head of the Department of Soil Management2006 - 2008
Knowledge manager Groundwater and Subsurface Quality2006 - 2008
IWACO / Royal Haskoning consultancy group Water and Ecology
Project manager/Expert Geochemist2000 - 2003
NWO/Utrecht University, Paleomagnetic Laboratory
Postdoc position1998 - 2000
Utrecht University department of Geochemistry
Phd position1994 - 1997